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The Gardai are investigating the death of a 65-year-old woman in a long-stay Hospital in Cork. 65-year-old Hannah Comber died from asphyxiation after becoming entangled in straps in a special chair.
A unigue disability awareness project in Ulster - which uses disabled puppets - is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK. One in six of the young people under 25 in Northern Ireland is disabled and Phab NI Inclusion Matters is the principal independent and voluntary…
An inquest is to be held into the death of a psychiatric patient at Dublin’s Central Mental Hospital after a nurse was jailed for assaulting him, it was confirmed yesterday. Psychiatric nurse, Bernard Cullen, was last week given a four-year prison sentence for assaulting Gary Connell, a patient, who died…
Saturday, 1 Jul, 2006

Poor Supply of Social Housing

Not enough is being done to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing in Northern Ireland, according to a new report. The report by the homeless charity, the Simon Community, says that homelessness is a growing problem in the province. The charity's chief executive Carol O'Bryan said that almost 30,000 households…