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Health Minister Edwin Poots has been forced to do a U-turn on the policy of closing residential care homes after visiting a facility in Cookstown to hear the views of residents.
However, local politicians are not convinced and say the comments from the D.U.P. minister don't go far enough.
Mr. Poots dramatically told representatives of all the Northern Ireland Health Trusts on Friday evening, May 3, to drop their current closure policy and said it was "unacceptable" older people were suffering distress over the proposals to close homes. The minister said he had serious concerns about engagement with individuals and families over the proposed closures.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
Cycling around on his red go-cart you could be mistaken for thinking that seven-year-old Ryan Caulfield McCormack had not just returned from hospital in the U.S. having undergone months of chemotherapy and a lifesaving bone marrow transplant.
Late last year, Ryan and his four-year-old brother Ethan were diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy or ALD, a rare, serious, progressive, neurological and metabolic genetic disorder, which was made famous through the 1992 film “Lorenzo’s Oil.”
After spending nearly five months in a Minnesota hospital bravely fighting hereditary ALD, the Tramore native and son of Caroline and Jimmy made the return journey home with his family for the first time two weeks ago.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Hundreds of pupils at Presentation Senior School in Mullingar celebrated Europe Day.
The hall in Presentation Senior School was buzzing with excitement as fifth and sixth class students rallied around the various different stands, each representing a country in Europe, filling out a quiz sheet as they went.
It was a day to get to know each of the countries intimately, and each of the students invited their parents to join on the fun.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
A teenage girl has spoken exclusively to The Echo about the events that led to her attempting to take her own life earlier this year.
The girl, from a rural part of the county, spoke to this newspaper with her mother.
Mary (not her real name) said she felt it was her only option at the time as “no-one was listening to her” with regard to her complaints of being bullied.
Appealing to other people in the community suffering from depression to “talk to someone they trust” and emphasizing that suicide is not the answer, the girl outlined the events that led to her attempt at suicide.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
Wicklow Enterprise Centre has secured over $245,000 in funding which will be used to improve access to Wicklow Gaol and for new audio and video equipment.
Funding totaling $250,000 will be provided by Bord Failte with the enterprise center providing an additional $62,000.
Upon hearing the news at last Wednesday's monthly meeting of Wicklow Town Council, Clr. Conal Kavanagh commented, “to attract a grant of €192,000 has to be welcomed. Also putting in another €48,000 is very good news for a visitors attraction that is so important to the town. Putting other issues with the enterprise park aside, this has to be welcome news.”
[Source: Irish Independent]
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