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BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland | MLAs vote for child abuse inquiry

Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Watch the full debate MLAs have backed the holding of an inquiry into the extent of child abuse in Catholic church and State-run institutions in Northern Ireland. It follows the damning Ryan Report in the Republic which uncovered decades of endemic abuse in some institutions. MLAs backed an SDLP motion calling for a similar assessment of the scale of abuse in Northern Ireland as well as the provision of support services. Before Monday’s debate, campaigners delivered a petition to the Assembly. Thousands of people are understood to have signed the Justice for the Victims of Institutional Abuse in NI petition, which was handed to SDLP MLA Carmel Hanna. Among those listening to the debate in the public gallery were adults who were abused as children in Belfast institutions run by Catholic nuns. The DUP failed in attempts to press for an … Continue reading

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Carrick Rangers FC’s chief steward Jackie Glover was ‘a friend to all’

“My thoughts and prayers go to his wife Janet, sons Neil, Philip, Graham and to the wider family circle at this sad time.” Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk/news/people/carrick-rangers-fcs-chief-steward-jackie-glover-was-friend-all-3113104

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Stormont Assembly to sit on Monday to discuss abortion reform after MLAs sign recall petition

The Stormont Assembly is set to sit for the first time since 2017 on Monday after over 30 MLAs backed a recall petition. MLAs will meet in the Assembly chamber to discuss changes to Northern Ireland’s abortions laws which are set to be introduced from Westminster. Legislation passed earlier this year will introduce liberal abortion regulations and same-sex marriage if a Stormont Executive was not reformed by October 21. It comes after former Police Ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan wrote to Secretary of State Julian Smith urging him to recall the Assembly before Monday’s deadline. The call was backed by DUP leader Arlene Foster who said that her party’s MLAs supported the recall. Sinn Fein vice-president Michelle O’Neill had previously described the proposal as a “pointless political stunt”. Mrs Foster said the sitting would allow MLAs to voice their opposition to the law changes. Expand Close DUP leader Arlene Foster (Danny … Continue reading

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Islandmagee gas caverns storage plan has ‘appropriate controls in place’ – DAERA

Speaking after the marine construction licence was granted, East Antrim Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson said “This move, which Minister Poots seems to have slipped out overnight, is a devastating blow for the area and all those who have kept this campaign at the forefront of people’s minds. The reverberations for the environment and wildlife could be considerable and yet it seems neither this, or the lack of local support for the issue has been taken into consideration. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/environment/islandmagee-gas-caverns-storage-plan-has-appropriate-controls-in-place-daera-3420511

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Stormont Live: Urgent Question to First Minister Paul Givan

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