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Powerful personal stories stand out at this year’s Lighthouse suicide prevention conference in Belfast

By VIEWdigital editor Brian Pelan

Two very poignant events stood out for me when I attended the Lighthouse '20 Years of Learning' conference at the Girwood Community Hub in Belfast last week - (Opens in a new window)

Comment: Northern Ireland Housing Executive cutting key social security payments that many tenants consider to be a vital lifeline

Comment article from Renters’ Voice – a group of people who rent privately in Northern Ireland. They work to influence landlords, politicians and government. They want to make private renting better for everyone – (Opens in a new window)

Review: Prophet Song by Paul Lynch – a chilling story of Ireland’s descent into a fascist regime

Could the Republic of Ireland ever become a fascist state? That is the question which irrevocably flows from the new dystopian novel Prophet Song by Irish writer Paul Lynch – (Opens in a new window)

One in three parents borrow money to afford their child’s school uniform, according to Save the Children NI poll

As schools start back, a poll commissioned by Save the Children NI has found the majority of parents surveyed (60 per cent) find it financially challenging to cover their children’s uniform costs – (Opens in a new window)

Deaf and Disabled organisations hit out at ‘systematic violations of disabled people’s rights due to austerity and welfare reform’

UK Deaf and Disabled People’s organisations have launched a scathing report on the government’s performance seven years on from a United Nations finding of grave and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights due to austerity and welfare reform – (Opens in a new window)


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