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Ladbrokes commits to cutting betting machine stake in Northern Ireland

20th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Ladbrokes has announced it would cut the maximum stake on highly addictive Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in Northern Ireland. The British Government announced recently that the maximum stake on FOBTs would be cut from £100 to just £2.

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Revealed: 98.26 % against Welsh Govt plan to offer abortion to NI women

15th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

The Welsh Government announced that women from Northern Ireland can now have free abortions on the Welsh NHS, but what they failed to announce in their press release was the results of the consultation they ran on the proposals that showed 98.26 per

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Govt U-turn on FOBTs leaves out NI

14th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that the stake cut on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) would now happen by April 2019.

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Welsh Govt consultation on providing abortion for NI women branded a complete sham

13th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Public policy charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) - which works in both Wales and Northern Ireland -  today slammed the Welsh Government’s public consultation on offering Northern Ireland women abortions as a complete sham, after i

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Further attempts to change abortion law in NI are unsuccessful

2nd Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

Last week an amendment was made by MPs to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill requiring the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to provide guidance on the supposed ‘incompatibility’ between human rights law a

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Abortion amendment made to NI Bill

26th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

On Wednesday October 24, pro-abortion MPs tabled three dangerous amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive unction and Exercise of Functions) Bill.

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MPs vote on extreme abortion Bill

23rd Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

Today MPs voted on MP Diana Johnson’s controversial Ten Minute Rule Bill.

93% in NI believe both lives matter in a pregnancy

19th Oct 2018
Public Affairs

At an event held at Stormont on Thursday evening, the campaign group Both Lives Matter released new polling which shows 93 per cent of people in NI believe in a pregnancy that both lives are important.

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First man in UK convicted for paying for sex loses appeal against conviction

11th Oct 2018
Public Affairs

Yesterday, James Maloney lost his appeal after challenging his conviction for a three month prison sentence. Mr Maloney is the first person in the UK to be jailed for trying to pay for sexual services.


NI abortion laws don't mean more children in care

28th Sep 2018
Rachael Adams

A new study shows that Northern Ireland has far fewer children proportionately in foster or residential care than in England, Wales or Scotland.