Health & Society Blog Archive

Health & Society Blog Archive

Here you will find an archive of Health & Society Blog articles published before 1 January 2020, divided into their relevant categories.

Children & Families

Breastfeeding welcome here?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Breastfeeding in public is often a topic for debate. Although a very personal decision for parents, breastfeeding in public spaces is viewed as a social issue with divided opinions. This article looks at the benefits

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Community Relations

Culture & Sport

What lies in store for the objects from our past?

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the last mandate, it was estimated that almost 1.5 million objects from archaeological sites in Northern Ireland lie in temporary storage, uncurated and inaccessible to the public. What lies in store for these objects,

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Artwork hanging in the street during Belfast Culture Night (Image by David Bunting, Images-NI, under Creative Commons)
Where has the culture and arts strategy got to?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Back in November 2015, prior to the re-structuring of departments, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure published a consultation document, seeking views on the development of a ‘Strategy for Culture & Arts 2016-2026’. This article

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Women’s economic transition to retirement

Reading Time: 6 minutes While women are increasingly better educated than men, they earn less, feel less financially secure, provide the bulk of unpaid care, have smaller pensions, face greater hardship in later life and struggle to pay for

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Modernising equality legislation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Following decades of piecemeal development, governments are increasingly seeking to address the common problem of fragmented, uneven and incoherent equality legislation.

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Health & Social Care



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