North of Ireland wants abortion reform says Amnesty International

Nearly three quarters of people in the North of Ireland want abortion to be available in cases of rape and incest and when the foetus will not survive outside the womb, according to a new Amnesty International poll published on Tuesday.

How has your name performed?

Comeback kid or rising star? How has your name performed since 1904?

Names, love yours or hate it, we’ve all got one and now a new tool can reveal how popular our monikers have been over the past 110 years.


Watch: Carnlough’s Cora defies doctors to celebrate 8th birthday

Brave terminally ill Carnlough girl Cora McQuade-Denvir has defied doctors’ expectations to celebrate her eighth birthday.

Author Claire Allan  who has launched The Mammy Monologues along with English based journalist Anne-Marie Scanlon

Calling all mammies, new book needs you!

Derry Journal reporter Claire Allan, along with English based journalist and author Anne-Marie Scanlon, is on the hunt for mammies of all ages, persuasions and beliefs to take part in a major new project.

8 years-old Summer Condren-Crossan (front right), with her sisters, 4 years-old Molly and 16 years-old Roisin, at their Slievemore Park home this week. DER1914MC015

A hospice for all our children

The word ‘Hospice’ has certain connotations - mostly that of end of life care and the admission of patients who are very seriously ill.

Altnagelvin Hospital.

Altnagelvin to hold annual baby remembrance service

The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) is holding a Remembrance Service in memory of babies who have died following miscarriage or stillbirth and neonatal and infant deaths on Sunday 11 May.

Group pictured at the event held to raise awareness on 'Trisomy' at St. Columb's Park House on Thursday morning. From left Jennifer Donaghey, Charlene McCabe, Laura Savage, Christine Barnett, Glen Houston, Chief Executive RQIA, Stuart Savage, Patrick Donaghey, Bernadette Smyth and Gemma Bradley-Holmes. DER1614MC80

‘Our babies deserve the chance of life’

A bereaved mother from Derry is leading a campaign for better care for parents faced with the devastating diagnosis their children aren’t likely to survive past birth.

Nadine Coyle has tweeted a picture of her daughter Anaiya

Nadine introduces baby Anaiya

Derry Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has finally posted a picture of her two month old baby daughter - and revealed the tot has been named Anaiya.

Kathleen Kilgannon pictured along with her mother Nora Gallagher and brother John after they were reunited in 2012.

Woman issues plea for help in finding her long lost brother

A woman born in a mother and baby home is calling on Derry and Donegal people to help her trace her long lost brother.

Jack and Emily Derry’s most popular baby names

Jack and Emily Derry’s most popular baby names

Jack and Emily were the most popular names for babies born in Derry this year.

Tina Donnell, left, and Gemma Bradley. (DER4913PG051)

‘Our babies will always be a part of our families - even if they are gone’

In a bedroom of Gemma and David Bradley’s home there are all the signs of an impending happy event. There are boxes of nappies, baby bottles and dummies.

Tina Donnell, left, and Gemma Bradley. (DER4913PG050)

Baby heartbreak for Derry mums

Two Derry mums have made an impassioned plea for more support services to be offered to women told their babies will not survive after birth.

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Avoid pay-day loans this Christmas, says Derry councillor

A Derry city councillor has urged the public to avoid crippling payday loans this Christmas.

(Team members covering the L'Derry, Strabane and Limavady area celebrating and recognising the 18 'forever families' they brought together in the Western Trust area)

Trust aims for more adoptions

Staff at the Western Trust have thrown their weight behind National Adoption Week which kickstarts tomorrow.

The late Elizabeth 'Lily' Hegarty.

‘Journal’ readers help reunite long lost family

Users of the Derry Journal’s Facebook page have helped reunite a local family - more than 50 years after they were separated.


Mum’s perfect
morning is shared online

A local mother has beaten off competition from thousands of other doting parents to win a competition run by nappy company Pampers and Mother and Baby magazine - by describing her perfect routine with her baby daughter.


40m Americans now claim Irish heritage

According to the latest US Census, there are almost seven times more Irish Americans than the entire population of Ireland.

St Eugene’s still most popular place to get married

St Eugene’s still most popular place to get married

More weddings took place in Derry’s Saint Eugene’s Cathedral last year than in any other church in the North.

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Norman and Susanah Thompson (nee Owens) pictured on their wedding day in Derry in 1949 surrounded by their family and friends. (1705MM20)

Derry GI bride returns home for 65th wedding anniversary

A Derry woman who left the city in 1948 as a GI Bride returned last week with her family to show them her home town.

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Archbishop Eamon Martin

Abortion appeal: ‘Thou shalt not kill’

Archbishop Eamon Martin has hit out at plans to legislate for abortion in the Republic, calling on Catholics to live by the commandment “Thou Shalt not kill”.

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