Northern Ireland

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A charity supporting prisoners, former prisoners and their families has received a festive boost from Northern Ireland's prison and probation services. The Northern Ireland Prison Service and Probation Board NI have donated a sack of toys to the Prison Fellowship NI's Christmas Hope appeal.

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A review of the redress process for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has commenced. The review was launched after the Northern Ireland Assembly passed a motion in July recognising "the discontent of victims" with the process, which was launched in March 202

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Lawyers for the "Hooded Men" say they have been vindicated by a UK Supreme Court ruling that the PSNI's decision not to investigate their allegations of torture by the British Army in 1971 was unlawful. An RTÉ documentary broadcast in 2014 made public for the first time a memo written by the

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) could lose its A-status accreditation from the United Nations due to a lack of funding. The watchdog, led by barrister Alyson Kilpatrick, is funded by the UK government through the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) but has seen its budget slashed by n

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Landmark legislation setting out the rights of people in Northern Ireland who live in a caravan as their main home is set to be reviewed 10 years on. The Department for Communities has a statutory duty to review the Caravans Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 every five years. The last review took place in

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There is a case for the devolution of more fiscal powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the independent Fiscal Commission for Northern Ireland has said. In its interim report, the commission said there is a case to consider the devolution of taxes including income tax, excise duties on alcohol, t

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School was such a positive experience for Jenny Moore, employment lawyer with Danske Bank UK in Belfast, that she didn't want to leave an educational setting. Becoming a teacher was the career path she thought she would choose from a young age. But that was only after she decided to take an academic

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A delayed review of care and supervision units (CSUs) operated by the Northern Ireland Prison Service will now be published next year, justice minister Naomi Long has said. Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJINI) was asked by Mrs Long in November 2020 to conduct a review following an in

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A new personal injury discount rate will be set early next year following the passing of new legislation. The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill completed its final stage in Stormont yesterday and is expected to receive royal assent before the end of January 2022, after which a new rate will be set

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Proposals to shrink the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) and rename it simply "Probation Northern Ireland" have gone out for consultation. Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJINI) last year recommended that the Department of Justice should review PBNI's founding legislation an

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