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Funding Boost for NEWRY Neighbourhood Renewal Area

NEWRY Neighbourhood Renewal Area is to benefit from a funding boost of more than £200,000, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced. The Department for Communities’ funding will be used to extend Carnagat Community House in Newry, which is a hub for the local community. Commenting on the investment of £234,000 from the Department’s Neighbourhood Renewal Investment Fund, Minister Hargey said: …

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Minister Hargey Outlines DfC Plan to Improve Protections in Private Rented Sector

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has outlined plans to ensure people and families living in the private rented sector have a safe and secure home. The Minister now intends to ask the Executive to bring legislation to the Assembly to implement some of the proposals published today in the response to the consultation. The Minister continued: “My officials are working on …

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Weekly update from GOV.​UK

Weekly update from GOV.​UK for: All types of document about all topics by Department for Education. Coronavirus (COVID-19) reporting in higher education providers Page summary: Statistics on known, confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in higher education as reported by providers. Change made: The release was updated on 26 April with data up to 7 April. Time updated: 9:30am, 26 April …

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Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights Stakeholder Consultation

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights recently held a call for evidence. Members of the Committee were delighted to receive over 2,400 responses through written submissions and survey responses and the Committee is very grateful to everyone who took the time to provide their views.   The results report can now be read at: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/committees/2017-2022/ad-hoc-committee-on-a-bill-of-rights/research-papers-2020/ …

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What’s on at Mother Tongues in March 2021

Welcome to the March Newsletter! This month is packed with great events! Whether you are a parent a teacher or a language enthusiast, there is something for you to get excited about! Mother Tongues and RTÉJr celebrate International Mother Language day! To celebrate the event we gathered children from across the country to share their thoughts and feelings around their …

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Homeless Migrants Missing out despite ‘Everyone In’ Pandemic Policy

CHARITIES working with migrants in Northern Ireland have said that some of their homeless clients have not been able to get support from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) during the pandemic. This is despite a NIHE commitment to provide temporary accommodation and support to all those rough sleeping, regardless of nationality or immigration status, under an approach known as …

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Ministers outline new Covid-19 measures

Ministers have outlined a package of measures agreed by the Executive that will come into effect at the end of the two week circuit breaker. Shops, hairdressers, restaurants, places of worship and hotels are among the places that will be able to re-open from December 11. Pubs selling drink only (wet pubs) will remain closed and an additional financial package …

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