Military officers group launches attack on “dismissive” public expenditure civil servants

THE GENERAL SECRETARY of a military officers’ group has launched a stinging attack on “dismissive” and “frustrating” on civil servants in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER). Lieutenant Colonel Conor King of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO) made the comments in opening remarks before the Joint […]

Woman who stabbed husband in row while cooking jailed for minimum of nine years

A woman who stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife during an argument while cooking their tea has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of nine years. Teresa Hanson fatally wounded construction manager Paul Hanson in the kitchen of their home in West Cowick, East Yorkshire, three days […]

Pharmacists to be allowed dispense some medicines, including the pill, without GP prescription

HEALTH MINISTER STEPHEN Donnelly will this morning present Cabinet with draft legislation that would see pharmacists allowed to prescribe some medications, in a move that will help alleviate pressure on GPs. Donnelly will today seek Cabinet approval to publish a general scheme and draft of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. […]

Jody Corcoran: Poll shows Mary Lou McDonald is right on song, but voters still call the tune

When Mary Lou McDonald recovered from a medical procedure recently, she reintroduced herself to the public by underlining Sinn Féin’s priorities over the coming months. “Housing, housing, housing,” said the Sinn Féin leader. McDonald intimated that she had spent some time away engaging with people — hospital personnel, nursing staff […]