CLAIRE SIMPSON

NIGHT REPORTER

Claire has been with the The Irish News since 2006. She works as the paper's night journalist.


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The New Normal: 'We've seen a massive increase in homelessness'

The New Normal: 'We've seen a massive increase in homelessness'

Northern Ireland news
St Patrick’s soup kitchen on Donegall Street has been offering hot food and support to homeless people in Belfast since April 2017. But co-founder Paul McCusker said he could not have predicted the huge rise in demand during lockdown.
Claire Simpson: New localised restrictions are a confusing mess

Claire Simpson: New localised restrictions are a confusing mess

Columnists
From Monday, you could visit a restaurant in Ballymena but not a friend, unless of course you’d already formed a support bubble, or wanted to meet them in their garden provided no more than four other friends showed up and the six of you were only from two separate households.

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