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An elderly couple separated for the first time in their 63-year marriage after one was refused a place in a nursing home are to be reunited after their heartbreak sparked a national outrage. A backlash at the decision by health chiefs to keep Michael Devereaux, 90, from Wexford, and his…
Senior MPs have urged the Government to intervene over abortion laws in Northern Ireland after ministers agreed a £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. Tory Anna Soubry and Labour's Yvette Cooper (pictured) were among those to brand the current situation an "injustice" amidst calls from the Government to…
Victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they will not receive promised financial compensation for at least another 10 months because of the political crisis. Many have been left devastated to discover that no provision was made in the 2017/18 budget to cover the scheme. Politicians…
A mother and daughter who lost a legal bid for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England have urged a government minister to intervene. The Health Secretary has the statutory power to ensure women from Northern Ireland have access to free terminations in England.…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Chair, Jim Perry, is receiving an MBE in this year’s Queens birthday honours for his services to the Community in Ballymena. Colum Conway, NISC Chief Executive said: “Jim was appointed NISCC Chair in 2013 for a four year term and has been a…
The UK's highest court has narrowly rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England. Supreme Court justices announced their three to two majority decision in London on Wednesday. The 20-year-old woman at…
Theresa May must immediately implement a promised redress scheme for victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Unionist Party has said. The collapse of Stormont has meant that victims have been left without any redress, despite promises of a public apology, compensation and counselling following a major…
Same-sex marriage campaigners in Northern Ireland have urged thousands of people to take to the streets in protest against the DUP's refusal to approve a law change. LGBT activists gathered at Belfast City Hall to announce plans for a mass demonstration through the city on July 1. They are hoping…
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