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Format: 2014-10-20
Format: 2014-10-20

Know Your Rights: Debt Relief Notices

20 Oct 2014
Question I am unemployed, getting social welfare and living in rented accommodation. I have large credit card debts and a credit union loan of €13,300. I can’t make my repayments and the only asset I...

Exercise data signs could cut sugary drink intake

17 Oct 2014
“Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off calories in sugary drinks can encourage healthier choices,” BBC News reports. Signs in shops in an area of Baltimore seemed to...

Vegetative patients show awareness during scans

17 Oct 2014
"Vegetative patients may be more conscious of the world than we think," The Independent reports. Electrodes have detected what has been described as "well-preserved" networks of brain activity in...

Seasonal flu vaccination campaign

17 Oct 2014
Flu is a very serious illness - there can be potentially 1,000 flu related deaths in Ireland during a severe flu season. The HSE recommends that the following groups of at-risk people should be...

Know Your Rights: Household Benefits Package and water charges

17 Oct 2014
Question I live alone and get a State Pension. Will I be able to get any help with the new water charges? Answer Domestic water charges will apply from 1 October 2014 and the first bills will issue...

Storey marks official opening of new premises for Cloughfern Community Credit Union

16 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has visited the newly refurbished premises of Cloughfern Community Credit Union.

Storey praises Credit Unions critical role in meeting financial needs of communities

16 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has spoken of his support for local credit unions and the work that they do, marking International Credit Union Day.

Wells marks commencement of work on the new £85million Omagh Hospital

16 Oct 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells today visited the site of the new £85million Omagh Local Hospital to mark the commencement of construction works.

£10million facelift for Newtownards, Comber and Donaghadee: Storey

16 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has welcomed the investment of over £10million for public realm works in Newtownards, Comber and Donaghadee.

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