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Northern Ireland human trafficking ‘fastest growing in UK’

Northern Ireland has been revealed as having the fastest growing human trafficking industry in the UK, Rebekah Logan reports. Once thought to be a crime limited to underground circles in distant war torn countries, human trafficking is now happening on our doorstep. Speaking at the Northern Ireland Assembly in February, …

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New Mental Health Support Group in Derry

  Paul Mullins reports A Derry City based charity, which helps those battling mental illness, has announced the creation of a new support group to help those dealing with the affliction. Aware Defeat Depression has announced that the new support group will help those caring for people affected by depression …

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Bonus paid to head of failing A&E

Jordan Moates asks some searching questions about Antrim Area Hospital A bonus has been paid to the clinical director of Antrim Area Hospital Accident and Emergency despite it having the longest waiting times in Northern Ireland. Dr. Olivia Dornan was paid £11,828 on top of her salary in 2010/11 for the …

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The End of British High Streets?

Stephanie McMurray examines current problems on the High Street. Does your town centre consist mainly of card shops and ‘pound’ stores? Are there numerous empty retail units? At least three of the major coffee shop chains? Welcome to the Great British High Street. Not how it looked 20 years ago, …

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SW Acute Hospital to open June 2012

As the South West Acute Hospital opens, Rebekah Logan examines the reasoning behind its Enniskillen location The countdown to the opening of the controversial new South West Acute Hospital, based in Enniskillen, has begun. The South West Acute Hospital, which is due to open in June 2012, will offer services …

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Northern Ireland’s Alcohol Problem

Alcohol addiction – a report by James Tait   There exists a ‘Why would we give money to help those people?’ attitude in Northern Ireland in regards to alcoholics, according to Dr. Claire Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong, the Director of Addiction NI, believes that those suffering with alcohol addiction are often …

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We need more than ‘lip-service’ to Derry’s unemployment problems – Colum Eastwood MLA.

  Will Burton reports on the employment challenges facing Derry.   Former mayor of Derry, Colum Eastwood SDLP MLA, is not shy in speaking up for the rights of citizens in Derry and the Northwest. He feels strongly about the lack of civil service jobs based in the city. In …

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Wide-scale resistance to the household charge in Donegal

  William Burton investigates public reaction to the imposition of the household charge in Donegal   The implementation of the household charge of €100 has been one of the most controversial aspects of the economic collapse in Ireland. With revenue sources depleted after the property crash, the government is seeking …

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Vandals target Adria site

VANDALS, targeting a disused factory site in Strabane, are making life miserable for residents living nearby. Michele Canning looks into the problem Once home to hosiery giant, Adria, the 11.5 acre Beechmount Avenue site has lain derelict since the collapse of the town’s manufacturing industry in 2006. Today, the detritus …

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Scolaire Staire aims to bring academia to the masses

By Will Burton An exciting and adventurous new online Irish history magazine, Scolaire Staire, is aiming to bring academia to the masses and deliver peer-reviewed articles to a tablet or laptop near you. Scolaire Staire was launched in October by a Co Donegal academic and recent PhD graduate, Adrian Grant, …