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Happy New Year & What to look forward to in 2022

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2022 and take this opportunity to highlight some opportunities that are being developed for you in 2022. While the last few years have been challenging for everyone, there have been huge strides forward to improve and develop veteran services in Northern Ireland. This has […]

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UK Veterans Family Study

The UK Veterans Family Study is a collaborative research project exploring the mental health and well-being of UK Armed Forces Veteran families and will be launching a major survey on Monday, 22 November.  Are you a spouse/intimate partner or child (now 18+) of a military veteran living in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland? If […]

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Blue Light Discount Card – Veterans Included

The Blue Light Discount Card is a discount service for the emergency services, NHS, social care sector and Armed Forces (including veterans), providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street. For just £4.99, members of the blue light community can register for 2-years access to more than 15,000 discounts from […]

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NI Veterans Commissioner Danny Kinahan remembers Dennis Hutchings

Death of veteran Dennis Hutchings  I am incredibly sad to learn of the passing of veteran Dennis Hutchings in hospital in Belfast. I have known Dennis for a number of years, and again in the last few weeks have witnessed a man who accepts the rule of law and was determined to clear his name once and for all despite […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day – You Matter

Today is as poignoint as Rememberance Sunday for many who have lost friends and loved ones to suicide.  While we can never fully understand the reasons and motivations for someone to take their life, what we do know is the massive grieving hole that is left behind in the hearts and minds of those they […]

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Disclosure both wrong an unlawful

Following the disclosure online of protected persons, Veterans Commissioner for Northern Ireland, Danny Kinahan speaks out against the demonisation of veterans and recklessness of internet trolls. Full article details can be found on the following links. https://app.newsletter.co.uk/full_page_image/page-1-984/content.html https://app.newsletter.co.uk/full_page_image/page-8-983/content.html […]

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Demonisation is most painful issue for veterans

Over the course of the last twelve months Northern Ireland Veterans Commissioner Danny Kinahan has met with, listened to and visited as many veterans as possible across Northern Ireland. Danny has listened to veteran concerns and is passionate about doing his best to advocate for what has been an under represented community for years. In […]

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Coming together at Dublin Somme Commemoration

On the 10 July 2021 Northern Ireland Veteran Commissioner, Danny Kinahan laid a wreath alongside both First Minister Paul Givan and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, to commemorate the Battle of the Somme at the Irish National War Memorial at Islandbridge. The Royal British Legion event was attended by representatives from RBL districts in Dublin […]

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Commissioner highlights veterans and veteran services amid Armed Forces Week with BFBS

Rachel Cochrane of BFBS Radio (British Forces Broadcasting Services) in Northern Ireland talks to Danny Kinahan about veteran services in light of Armed Forces Week. Listen to the interview by clicking on the audio above. […]

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What do you know about Armed Forces Day?

Armed Forces Day in its current format has been in existence since 2009, but how did it come about and why? What makes Armed Forces Day significant and relevant?  I hope to answer these questions, and more, to explain the importance of Armed Forces Day both to our communities and for the people for whom […]

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