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Hand to mouth: Northern Ireland’s poverty outlook
Employment is no guarantee against poverty, and lack of qualifications makes things harder still. A new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report shows Northern Ireland is not well equipped to tackle this issue.
Technology must enhance not destroy care for older people
Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland lays out how technology should be used to support our ageing population
Brexit, the border and other European contexts
Carys Brown looks at how other European countries manage their borders with the EU and examines the implications for Northern Ireland.
Brexit pitfalls for medical science – and patients - are real, but can be avoided
Scope talks with British Heart Foundation CEO Simon Gillespie about concerns for cardiovascular research in the wake of Brexit - and how UK legislators can avoid harming our world-class research sector and the patients that rely on it.
How robot seals and intelligent toilets are transforming care for older people
Our oldest people are suffering the most as the health service falters in the face of overwhelming demand.
Small charities and large risk – how scammers can hijack your identity to steal money all over the world
HAPANI is a small organisation based in Belfast that recent found itself an unwilling and unwitting vehicle in an international fraud. They speak to Scope about the need for better protections and how any organisation could fall foul.
Belfast's city deal explained
It was widely predicted by commentators that there would be no extra money for Northern Ireland in the budget. For once, and thankfully, they were wrong.
The machines are coming – but what does that mean?
What do we want from technology? Specifically, what do we as individuals and a society want – and not want – from artificial intelligence? These questions need to be answered now.
The future of punishment: prisons without bars and hell on earth
Technological change poses enormous challenges for the future punishment and rehabilitation of offenders.
“Justice is possible”
Saroeun Sek is an incredible man. His efforts in tackling modern slavery in Cambodia provide policy lessons for Northern Ireland – and personal inspiration for everyone.
The Revolution has started without us ...
The next industrial revolution is already underway. What used to be in the realm of science fiction is becoming scientific fact.
A health check for our health service
When Sir Liam Donaldson reviewed Northern Ireland’s health care system in 2014 he said politicians were incapable of implementing the necessary reforms.
Cold Christmas coming for those on Universal Credit
Without some consideration there could be a difficult Christmas for people relying on Universal Credit. Calls are being made for a truce.
Life in the shadow of the peace walls
To many Belfast’s peace walls are either an embarrassment or else a macabre visitor attraction. Those who live in their shadows are routinely patronised and often demonised.