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Nearly two-thirds of the residents of nursing homes in the Republic of Ireland are female – highlighting their longer life-expectancy compared to men, according to a Department of Health report. Read more here...
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The art of negotiation permeates all aspects of the business world and can often appear as a daunting prospect to many individuals. Participants will learn how to prepare to negotiate in a confident, successful manner that ensures that the business relationship is protected. Event on 30 June 2014...
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Danske Bank, our Charity Partner 2014, is the first of the four main local Northern Ireland banks to offer customers a new ‘pay by mobile number’ service.
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Employers have an important part to play in reducing the UK’s huge problem with in-work poverty, says Katie Schmuecker – and zero-hours contracts are only part of that problem. There are 1.4m jobs being done by people on zero-hours contacts, according to new figures published today by the ONS. This...
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The Technology Strategy Board in the UK is set to invest £7 million in the area of stratification and neurodegenerative disorders through two research and development competitions. In preparation for the opening of these funding calls 28 May 2014, it is holding a series of events. Click here...
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The number of organ donors registered in Northern Ireland has reached an all time high at just over 582,000 people.
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Growing inequality will only be tackled if we change the way wealth is generated, regulated and redistributed, says Tim Harford, a Financial Times columnist and author of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back . Inequality is an issue that it is becoming hard to ignore. This is especially true in...
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April 29 is EU Day of Solidarity between Generations, a date that inspires us to think about the relationships we have with younger and older people in our lives.
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Intergenerational solidarity is celebrated on 29 April each year. Eurofound contributes to the awareness-raising campaign on how to rethink the concept of solidarity between generations, how to help disadvantaged families with children dealing with the crisis, and how to support youth employment...
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Now more than ever, there is a huge opportunity for health professionals to influence future services and develop their professions.
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The advertising industry’s lack of interest in old people reflects a societal failing, says John Hearne. People aged over 55 ignore adverts, because adverts ignore them, according to research by a Dublin media company, Mediavest. Read more here...
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In the 20th century the planet’s population doubled twice. It will not double even once in the current century, because birth rates in much of the world have declined steeply. But the number of people over 65 is set to double within just 25 years. This shift in the structure of the population...
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Pensioner incomes in NI have fallen, according to latest government figures. A study by the Department for Social Development (DSD) found that pensioners on average received £385 per week - down by...
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Shop and raise more this week with great offers from Marks & Spencer, Very, Travelodge, Dorothy Perkins, Clarks, The Range and much more! Deal of the week Very.co.uk Up to 3.5% donation Up to 20% o...
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A bulletin entitled “Pensioners’ Income Series Bulletin, Northern Ireland 2011/12” containing statistics for the period April 2011 to the end of March 2012, was published today by Analytical Servic...
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The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) today published statistics on the time spent waiting in emergency care departments within Northern Ireland during the months of January, February and March 2014.
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The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme has launched its 2014 call for proposals. The mission of AAL is to enhance the quality of life of elderly people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICT. The AAL Joint Programme supports R&D projects in this domain...
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The Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Novartis Ireland invite applications for their fellowship grant in clinical neuroscience. This enables neuroscientists who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen field to conduct a significant research project. The grant is open to all...
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Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is pleased to launch the SFI Internship Programme 2014. The deadline for proposal submission is 27th June, 17.00 Dublin Local Time. Submission to this programme will be made by email to internship@sfi.ie . Please refer to the SFI Internship Programme 2014 call...
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Dementia does not discriminate based on country of origin, but services to improve the lives of people with the condition can unintentionally do so. While more people than ever in the UK are receiving a diagnosis and getting the right information to help them to cope, people from black, Asian and...

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