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Update on £𝟱𝟬𝟬 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 for Independent Health

Important update on £𝟱𝟬𝟬 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 for Independent Health ▶️ The Health Minister has confirmed that his Department has written to every Independent Care Home and Domiciliary Care provider in Northern Ireland to receive a list of all qualifying employees. ▶️ The deadline for this information to be provided by the employers to the […]

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Armagh Banbridge Lurgan Portadown Sport

Council Launch Sports Bursary

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum are delighted to announce their Sports Bursary Scheme in association with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is now open for application. Now in its fourth year, these awards are designed to support and facilitate the development of aspiring performers who reside in the Borough and have the […]

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Agriculture Politics

UUP Suggest Combining Both Climate Change Bills

The Ulster Unionist Party Leader Doug Beattie MC MLA has written to Claire Bailey MLA and DAERA Minister Edwin Poots to suggest that they merge her Private Members Climate Change Bill and the DAERA Bill to create a combined ‘best of both worlds’ Bill. Doug Beattie said: “It is unacceptable that Northern Ireland is the […]

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Agriculture Community Politics

Executive Launches Draft Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland

Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots MLA, on behalf of the NI Executive, has launched the draft Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland. The over-arching multi-decade Strategy, which is led by his Department, will set out the long-term vision and a solid framework for tackling the climate crisis by balancing climate action […]

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Agriculture Community Health

Environment, Tourism and Public Health to Benefit From New Partnership With National Trust

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has said a new agreement between his department and the National Trust will benefit the environment, recreation, tourism and public health. During a visit to the charity’s Mount Stewart site, the Minister welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the heads of the Trust and DAERA’s Forest Service. […]

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Health

Minister Spells out Health Service Winter Plans

Health Minister Robin Swann has updated the Assembly on the pressures facing health and social care services this winter and the planning being undertaken in preparation. The Minister issued a Written Ministerial Statement, accompanying the publication of Health Trusts’ integrated winter and surge delivery plans and Trust activity projections. He told MLAs the Health and […]

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Community Politics South Down

Alliance Councillor Introduces Motion to Tackle Homelessness in the District

Local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, introduced a motion at Monday’s meeting of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council that seeks to implement contactless payment stations to address the homelessness crisis in the area. The motion calls on Council to lead in developing an innovative new way to raise money for local homelessness charities. It reads […]

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Newry

Saoradh Newry Slam Harassment of Spiking Victims Family

Caught on Camera!!!!! RUC Taunt and Harass Spiking Victims Family on Hospital Grounds “Send your mother our regards, we wish her well, the whole family” “Tell Stephen we were asking about him as well” – in reference to Saoradh’s Newry representative Stephen Murney “You’re not so brave now, you were the big man the other […]

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Health

Care Home Visiting Restrictions Eased

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed an easing of care home visiting restrictions, taking effect from today. The arrangements for care home visiting are set out in the Department of Health’s ‘Visiting With Care – A Pathway’ document, originally issued in May 2021, and available at www.health-ni.gov.uk/Covid-19-visiting-guidance The Health Minister said: “Following the latest review, the restrictions […]

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Community South Armagh

£630,000 Refurbishment For Derrymore Estate

Residents of Bessbrook and beyond will be able to enjoy the benefits of new play and recreation facilities at Derrymore Estate, Bessbrook, County Armagh following a total investment of £632,658 from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, (DAERA), Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Sport NI The project was funded under DAERA’s […]