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A former resident from Kincora Boys' Home has described being stripped naked and sexually assaulted on his first day at the Belfast facility. The man, given the cipher HIA199/R3, broke down in tears, after telling the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) Inquiry, how he was singled out and abused over four…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is calling on people across Northern Ireland to quite literally take some simple steps to better health. With three out of five adults here overweight or obese, the agency’s new campaign is encouraging everyone to increase the amount of steps they take to improve health…
Vulnerable children were sexually assaulted just weeks after arriving at Kincora Boys' Home, a public inquiry has heard. Detailed and graphic accounts of a litany of abuse by staff members during the 1970s were given to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) which is examining allegations of state sponsored child…
A controversial lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland is to be lifted. The decision by Stormont Health Minister Michelle O'Neill comes after a long campaign by gay-rights activists in the region and a series of court battles over the contentious prohibition. A similar ban was ended…
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