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A controversial lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland has been lifted. The decision by Stormont Health Minister Michelle O'Neill comes after a long campaign by gay rights activists and a series of court battles over the contentious prohibition. A similar ban was ended in England, Scotland…
Almost eight hate crimes or incidents are reported to police in Northern Ireland every day, a report said. The number of racist cases reduced slightly to 1,133 in the 12 months to June but remained one of the highest tallies since records began in 2004, according to Police Service of…
A potential 100 international nursing contracts will be offered to nurses from the Philippines and Italy to come and work in the Western Trust in Northern Ireland. An acute shortage of nurses in Northern Ireland has led to a regional international recruitment campaign for all of the Health and Social…
The mental health of prisoners in Northern Ireland in the 1980s was better than their counterparts in England and Wales, state files from 1989 have said. About two-thirds of inmates at that time had been charged with paramilitary offences, according to an Northern Ireland Office (NIO) assessment. It said: "The…
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