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As pressure mounts for a breakthrough in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, a report reveals 14,000 drop in the number of EU workers employed in Northern Ireland since the UK voted to leave. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The number of European Union workers employed across Northern Ireland has fallen by one quarter since the UK’s Brexit referendum, new figures reveal. (...)

There are 11 PSNI stations and 41 Garda stations  operational within a 10 mile-radius of the 300-mile Border which has 275 crossings. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

More than 43 per cent of police stations on either side of the Border have closed since the Belfast Agreement came into force in 1998. An analysis by(...)

The Irish Prison Service is failing  to record and monitor what type of drugs are seized in jails

The Irish Prison Service is failing to meet a 2006 policy commitment to record and monitor what type of drugs are seized in jails. Belfast-based inve(...)

“There appears to be a decrease in the use of traditional drugs, such as, heroin, opiates etc, and an increasing use of newer drugs of abuse, including novel psychoactive substances.” Photograph: Getty Images

Close to 11,000 seizures of illicit and prescribed drugs were made by prison authorities on both sides of the Border over the past seven years, new fi(...)

Nazareth House in Belfast: In 1884 the Sisters of Nazareth opened the facility on the Ormeau Road  to care for girls placed into adoption.

Statement from Diocese of Down and Connor “It is always a matter of deep sadness when a baby or child dies. The sense of loss to a family and often a(...)

“It is a sad fact that the prison population includes a significant number of individuals who are highly vulnerable.”  Photograph: istockphoto

A total of 173 prisoners died while serving sentences across the island of Ireland during the last decade. There were 129 deaths in the Republic wh(...)

There are issues for staff as well as inmates in the North’s prison system. One in four new prison officers employed over the past five years have left their jobs, while existing staff continue to be targeted by dissident republicans

If a society is measured by how it treats its most marginalised people, does that extend to convicted criminals? The answer from many quarters might(...)

Of the 129 inmates who died south of the Border since January 2007, 42 were on temporary release. Photograph: Alan Betson. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly one-third of prisoners who died in the Republic in the past 10 years were finishing their sentences in the community on early release. Of the(...)

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Eddie Lynch, said that while the figures are alarming, care for people with dementia is often assessed and provided by memory clinics and multidisciplinary teams, not solely the GP. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

One in six dementia patients in the North were not reviewed by their GP for over a year. Belfast-based news and analysis website The Detail has fou(...)

Half of those held in 22- or 23-hour lock-up on January 1st, 2016 were inmates in Mountjoy Prison.  Photograph: David Sleator

More than 50 inmates in the Irish prison system were being held in solitary confinement for 22 hours a day earlier this year, with nine spending more(...)

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