Jim Wells

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A file image of DUP politician Jim Wells, who has resigned following controversial remarks he made about gay marriage and child abuse at an election husting. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has quit after sparking controversy over comments about same-sex marriage. Jim Wells is to step down from th(...)

The PSNI has confirmed it is investigating complaints against Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells which are believed to have been made by a l(...)

The  DUP’s Jim Wells, who has apologised for controversial remarks he made about gay marriage and child abuse. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The DUP is standing by its Health Minister Jim Wells following remarks about gay couples and child abuse despite concern at a senior level in the part(...)

Margaret Ritchie:  Unionist support and determination to retain South Down should ensure she is returned. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The SDLP has laid limpet-like claim to South Down since Eddie McGrady first won the seat for the party in 1987. That’s because the seat was so hard-wo(...)

A cross-Border cardiac treatment centre is to be be establised at our Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The soon-to-be appointed Northern Ireland Water chairman Dr Len O’Hagan will lead the implementation of an All-Ireland cardiac treatment centre in Dub(...)

“By building on our current strengths . . . Northern Ireland has the opportunity to improve the health of its citizens whilst providing strong economic growth for the future”

Growing old may be inevitable, but there’s no reason why it should affect your ability to stay healthy. And that is a business that could create multi(...)

 Former chief medical officer of England, Sir Liam Donaldson (right) with the  North’s Health Minister Jim Wells.       Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

A new report on transforming the North’s health service has found that it has too many hospitals. The review, by former chief medical officer of Engl(...)

Lucy Allen (16), who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, addressing the Assembly’s All-Party Group on Congenital Heart Disease hosted by the Children’s Heartbeat Trust at Stormont last November, following the launch of the consultation process on the future of paediatric cardiac services in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Press Eye

When Patricia McCann first heard that her newborn son had four problems with his heart and needed surgery right away, she had no idea what the futu(...)

Jim Wells said the report showed minimum pricing reduced consumption and alcohol-related harm by ensuring alcohol cannot be bought at prices that do not reflect its strength. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland is planning to introduce a minimum price for alcohol to try to combat alcohol abuse, the North’s Minister of Health, Jim Wells, has s(...)

Minister for Health Jim Wells: level of  abuse that occurred in the North is not like that in Rotherham and Rochdale in England.

Northern Ireland has a problem of child sexual exploitation, a new inquiry has found, but it’s not in the realm of the abuse of young people that took(...)

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