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Efforts to protect elderly people from abuse have been boosted by the creation of a new national organisation. The Health Service Executive announced it is to establish a National Centre for the Protection of Older Persons by January.
Six new super heroes have been recruited by the Stormont Executive to promote and defend the rights of children - Herbie Healthy, Sophie Safe, Archie Achiever, Emer the Eco Girl, Donna Does-A-Lot and Rory Rights.
Roman Catholics have been advised to stop donating to the human rights group Amnesty International because of its support for abortion in certain circumstances.
The Northern Ireland Office is considering the introduction of tough new child sex offender legislation which includes the "chemical castration" of some offenders.