Northern Ireland

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Belfast law firm McKees has announced the appointment of PIPS as its new charity partner. PIPS is a community-based charity that delivers suicide prevention and bereavement support services, counselling and therapies throughout Northern Ireland. Almost 12,000 people accessed the services between 202

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Private renters in Northern Ireland will be protected from eviction until May 2022 following an extension of Covid-19 laws. The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12-week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to ev

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Northern Ireland's legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles has opened for applications from today. The scheme, officially known as the "victims' payments scheme for permanent disablement", is designed to recognise and acknowledge the harm suffered and to promote reconciliation, as well as

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A public inquiry into the work of a Southern Trust urologist, to be chaired by Christine Smith QC, will begin next week. The inquiry, which will be set up on 6 September 2021, will make history as the first public inquiry in Northern Ireland to be chaired by a woman.

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An investigation will take place following the death of a prisoner at HMP Maghaberry. The death, which took place on Saturday 28 August, is "not being treated as Covid-related", the Northern Ireland Prison Service said.

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Dozens of survivors of historical institutional abuse (HIA) in Northern Ireland will receive more than £100,000 in total after their personal information was exposed in a data breach. An email newsletter circulated by the HIA Interim Advocate's Office last May inadvertently revealed the names

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Northern Ireland firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has welcomed five new trainee solicitors as part of its commitment to developing talent and investing in the future generation of lawyers. Each trainee will complete a two-year training programme working alongside skilled lawyers on a variety of cases and

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Northern Ireland's Department of Justice has invited voluntary and community sector organisations, registered charities, and statutory bodies delivering projects in community settings in Northern Ireland to apply for funding aimed at preventing crime. The Assets Recovery Community Scheme allows moni

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Health minister Robin Swann has announced new payments to beneficiaries of the Northern Ireland infected blood payment scheme. On 25 March 2021 Mr Swann announced plans for a number of reforms to the NI Scheme to bring it into greater alignment with the financial support provided in England, Scotlan

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Northern Ireland's former justice minister Claire Sugden has criticised the pace of reforms to the civil and family justice systems, with few of the recommendations of a judge-led review to be implemented by the end of the Assembly mandate. Ms Sugden served as justice minister after the 2016 electio

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House prices in Northern Ireland have reached their highest level since autumn 2008, with an average price of £195,242 in the second quarter of 2021. The average price was up by more than nine per cent in comparison to the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest Ulster University House Pric

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