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Hamilton Outlines Ambitious Vision For Health And Social Care In Northern Ireland

Health Minister Simon Hamilton has announced radical changes to the way health and social care in Northern Ireland is delivered. The Minister made his comments to an audience of over 200 senior health service staff in Ballymena. Speaking at the conference, the Minister said: “Since its establishment, the people of…

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Strangford MLA Kieran McCarthy MLA Announced He Will Not Seek Re-Election For Assembly

Kieran  McCarthy, who has represented Alliance at Stormont since the creation of the new institutions following the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, said he was “honoured and proud” to have represented the people of Strangford, who he thanked for their support. Mr McCarthy also served as an Ards Borough Councillor…

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McCarthy Pleased At Ban On Legal Highs

Strangford MLA Kieran McCarthy (Alliance) has welcomed the announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the Government will introduce legislation to ban so called ‘legal highs’. Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “I am very pleased that the Government will bring legislation to ban so called ‘legal highs’. These substances should not be…

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McCarthy Delighted At Approval For Loughries Integrated Transformation

Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has approved a development proposal for Loughries Primary School, Newtownards to transform from a controlled primary school to a controlled integrated primary school from September 2016. Commenting on the decision, Minister O’Dowd said: “I am approving this Development Proposal in line with my statutory duty to…

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McCarthy Offers Sympathies Following Death Of Young Woman From Portaferry

Alliance Strangford MLA Kieran McCarthy has offered his sympathies to the family of a young woman who died in Derry on Thursday morning. The 19- year old was from Portaferry. Her body was discovered at 2.30am at a flat in the Creggan area. A 21-year old man has been arrested….

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Kieran McCarthy Expresses Condolences Following Road Death

Alliance Strangford MLA Kieran McCarthy has expressed his condolences following the death of a 44-year old man in a road accident on the Ballygowan Road in Saintfield on Monday morning. No other vehicle was involved. Mr McCarthy said: “I was very saddened to hear that another life has been lost on our…

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Mullan Gallagher Dentists Take NHS Cuts Protest to Stormont

Strangford MLA Kieran McCarthy, member of the Assembly Health Committee, has supported Downpatrick dental practice, Mullan Gallagher Dental Group, in its challenge to Department of Health plans to restrict the dental treatment available on the NHS. Presenting a petition that was signed by some 1700 patients of Mullan Gallagher Dental…

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McCarthy Congratulates Irvine on Gold and Silver Cycling Medals

STRANGFORD Alliance MLA Kieran McCarthy has congratulated Newtownards cyclist Martyn Irvine on his gold and silver medals at the World Track Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Irvine won silver in the individual men’s pursuit and gold in the 15km men’s scratch race. It is the first gold for the Irish cycling…

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