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Tag Archives: Health Committee

Stormont suicide group fails to meet in 18 months

A LEADING suicide prevention worker has slammed a panel of Stormont ministers, appointed to an ‘emergency taskforce’ designed to tackle the suicide crisis here, after revelations that they have failed to meet since January 2011. The Ministerial Co-ordination Group on Suicide Prevention was set up in 2006 at the launch of the ‘Protect Life’ strategy whose aim was to significantly reduce soaring suicide rates by 2011.

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Man arrested as police seize drugs in RVH

YOUTH workers have warned young people against using illegally obtained prescription drugs after a police apprehended what is believed to be a quantity of diazepam tablets from a man in the grounds of the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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