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# nw voices

Last year
Opinion: Housing has always been a crisis for disabled people with thousands without a home
Jacqui Browne
Opinion: 'We knew we would parent our grandson, we had no choice, but we also had no support'
Kinship Carer
All time
Opinion: 'Access to justice should be promoted - not restricted and threatened'
Rose Wall
Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people
Julie Helen
'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke
Michelle Murray
Opinion: Under-funded and inadequately equipped coroner service needs reform
Liam Herrick
Opinion: Are international doctors only here to fill the roster gaps?
Dr Liqa ur Rehman
Fostering within the family needs support, resources - and regulation
“Let’s not waste an opportunity”: Nature-based solutions to our wastewater woes
Alejandro Javier Criado Monleon
Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'
Caitriona Rogerson
Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking
Eddie Mitchell
Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
Dermot McGilloway
Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women
Orla O'Connor
Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable
Marcus Stewart
Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
Joan O’Donnell
Opinion: Our farm subsidy model is broken and causing destruction to habitats
Ray Ó Foghlú
Poor interpreting having impact on patients, victims of crime and those seeking asylum
Mary Phelan
Burning Question: what does a peat-free future hold for the Midlands?
Jamie Rohu
Opinion: Migrants are forced to do the worst work without access to rights
Haritha Olaganathan
Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
Caroline Rowley
If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
Claire Owens
Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
Minister Catherine Martin
'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
Dr Aoife O'Sullivan
Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
Emma Mc Dade
Opinion: 'Once a bike is stolen it's unlikely you’ll get it back'
David Timoney
Emergency departments ‘ground zero’ for a stretched mental health system
Dr Anne M Doherty
Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts
Dr Sharon Alston
Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
Lyndsey O’Connell
Opinion: ‘Self-regulation is no regulation’ - what the Lobbying Act has failed to tackle
Michaela Reilly
‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation
Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes
Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
Joyce Russell
Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas
Fiona Coyle
Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
Prof Gary Murphy
Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system
Prof Kathleen Lynch
Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
The long wait for autism assessment: 'From cautiously optimistic to desperately worried'
Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
Dr Krysia Lynch
Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks
Orla Hegarty
Opinion: Homegrown seed is the kernel of a food revolution
Barry Foley and Jennifer McConnell
Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work
Aoife Gaffney