July 2015

Crisis Fund: can a little go a very long way?

31 July[email protected]Health, Mental Health, Sector Issues, Community Relations, Funding

Earlier this year OFMdFM released a small amount of funds to help vulnerable ethnic-minority migrants in crisis. Scope speaks with fund administrators the Red Cross about its success.

The inevitable equality - why NI will embrace same-sex marriage

29 July[email protected]Social Policy, Equality

A key figure in the successful marriage equality campaign in the Republic of Ireland says Northern Ireland will move into line with the rest of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Spooky action at an unknown distance - GCHQ and Amnesty International

27 July[email protected]Politics, Social Policy

The security services exist to protect us as citizens and allow us to live in freedom. Scope speaks with spying victims Amnesty International about whether spying on human rights organisations can fulfil that purpose.

A complex solution to a simple problem

24 July[email protected]Mental Health, Social Policy

Analysis: Colin Harper of the Belfast Law Centre on the Mental Capacity Bill 

The other Villiers in Ireland: famine, internment, rebellion

21 July[email protected]Community Relations, Politics

Theresa Villiers is not the first of her family to hold high office in Ireland. 

Inside the Orange Heritage Museum

09 July[email protected]Community Relations, Peace Process

Scope visits the newly-opened Museum of Orange Heritage on Belfast’s Cregagh Road. 

Children's book scheme reaches the end of the road

07 July[email protected]Education

When the Department of Education announced it was to stop funding Northern Ireland’s Bookstart scheme it said it was “working around the clock” to find alternative sources of funding. 

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