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800 Calls Spark Suicide Concern

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Suicide prevention services are receiving an increasing number of calls from young Irish men living in Britain who are distressed and vulnerable.

Speaking exclusively to The Irish Post, Console reveals that their newly-established centre in London is receiving an average of 800 calls per week. The organisation’s CEO, Paul Kelly, said he is particularly concerned about the volume of calls coming from vulnerable Irish men in Britain and emigrants in the 15-24 age group.

“It is very sad when we get calls from London, from people who left financial distress in Ireland in the hop they could build a better life,” he said. “They are not coping well.”

 

Call for clarification on how £94m Survivors fund will be distributed

The new board responsible for compensating Survivors of abuse in Irish industrial schools must clarify what British-based services it will fund, charity leaders say.

Following the first meeting of the board of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund this week, leaders of Survivor outreach services in London and Coventry tell The Irish Post that they do not know whether the Fund will be able to offer grants for their services when Irish Government funding is cut later this year.

 

£150,000 grand slam

How much would you pay for a guitar plucked by the legendary Bono? £10,000? As much as £100,000? How would you feel about £150,000? That was the recession-busting fee paid for the piece of musical history at Brian O’Driscoll’s testimonial dinner in London.

We also reveal the eye-watering fees coughed up for an evening with One Direction’s Niall Horan, Mr O’Driscoll’s Grand Slam jerseys and the chance to spend the Irish Open with Rory McIlroy.

 

Government must match Irish funding on vital dementia support

Health campaigners call on the British Government to match Irish state funding currently supporting vital dementia services across Britain.

 

Britain’s plans to re-invade the Free State

Dr Ivan Gibbons reveals that the British Government drew up plans in 1924 to invade Ireland if political upheaval returned to the nascent Irish Free State.

 

Irish Army troops working from British Army bases is ‘a regular occurrence’

The Ministry of Defence reveals that British and Irish troops are often called on to undertake joint operations after military personnel from each country travelled to Mali together as a part of an EU mission this week.

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