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NHS Confederation on Queen’s Speech: “Develop a credible domestic agenda”

The NHS Confederation and Amnesty International respond to the Queen's Speech, highlighting elements such as a credible domestic agenda and a need for immigration reform.
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Brexit uncertainty creates new human rights problems

The on-going Brexit uncertainty poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today.
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The UK is retracting nearly 180 diplomats from the EU

The UK has announced it will be retracting the majority of 180 diplomats from attending EU meetings, by 1 September.
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What is next for the abortion ban in Northern Ireland?

Whilst Ireland voted one year ago to repeal abortion, the abortion ban in Northern Ireland remains one of the strictest and most criticised in the modern world: What should happen next?
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Northern Ireland: March for marriage equality legislation

Campaigners in Northern Ireland have announced a major march for marriage equality legislation in Belfast on Saturday 18 May, as political talks aimed at restoring devolved government for the region continue.
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Journalists who uncover human rights abuses “under increasing attack”

On World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International UK are calling for increased protection for journalists working to uncover human rights abuses in the UK.
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Northern Ireland announce roll out of new bowel cancer screening test

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland pledge to replace the bowel cancer screening test in the country with the new, more accurate Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) from early 2020.
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Prioritisation and collaboration needed for Northern Ireland’s digital identity

Civica's citizen survey reveals prioritisation and further collaboration is needed to strengthen Northern Ireland's digital identity.
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Sarah Ewart: landmark legal case for Northern Ireland abortion rights

This week, the Belfast High Court will hear a case that could find Northern Ireland’s abortion law in breach of the UK’s human rights commitments.
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Fintech envoy for Northern Ireland appointed

Georgina O’Leary, Director of Innovation, Research and Development at Allstate has been appointed as the government’s new fintech envoy for Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland property developer accepts bitcoin as payment method

Bitcoin is to be accepted as a payment method by a Northern Ireland property developer amid significant growth
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The UK has 48 hours to agree to a potential Brexit deal so talks...

Michel Barnier has told EU member states that the UK has 48 hours to agree to a potential Brexit deal in order for negotiations to continue
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May comes closer to a Brexit deal, but Irish border remains a sticking point

Theresa May is in Brussels and is said to be getting closer to a Brexit deal but talks on the status of Northern Ireland have not progressed
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Theresa May holds in-cabinet talks on looming Brexit ‘divorce’ bill

Theresa May is due to hold in-cabinet talks on the state of Brexit negotiations with the EU as the 'divorce bill' halts progress
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Michael Gove visits Northern Ireland to discuss post Brexit agriculture

Environment Secretary Michael Gove visited Northern Ireland to discuss opportunities for post Brexit agriculture partnerships with the country
Northern Ireland could receive ‘special status’ after Brexit

Northern Ireland could receive ‘special status’ after Brexit

The EU has said that a 'standalone' deal may have to be negotiated for Northern Ireland to allow a 'frictionless' border crossing to the Republic of Ireland The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) has been a contentious issue throughout Brexit negotiations, the third round of...

Brexit negotiations get underway as David Davis starts EU talks

Building a “strong and special partnership” with the EU will be the main theme of Brexit negotiations, says David Davis
24-hour transport strike for Northern Ireland

24-hour transport strike for Northern Ireland

Public transport workers in Northern Ireland are set to go on strike for the second time, impacting bus and rail services across the nation Union Unite has confirmed a second strike will go ahead on Wednesday 6 May. The strike follows industrial action that took place last month for one...
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Going for growth for agriculture in Northern Ireland

Michelle O’Neill, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development in the north of Ireland gives an overview of her priorities for 2015 including tackling rural isolation and progressing the ‘Going for Growth’ strategy A difficult budget for 2015/16 means we will face a challenging year ahead. This is why I remain...
Scientists develop blood test for bowel cancer

Scientists develop blood test for bowel cancer

A new blood test has been developed by scientists in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic that can detect bowel cancer. The research, which is being conducted by Randox Laboratories and scientists at Dublin City University (DCU), can detect bowel cancer in its earliest stages and is more accurate than...

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