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The overall seven-day Covid figure for Northern Ireland is 130 cases per 100,000 of population. Photograph: Lex van Lieshout/EPA

A special Northern Ireland taskforce is planning a mass vaccination of the Northern Ireland population against Covid-19, the North’s First Minister sa(...)

Hospital bed occupancy remains high in Northern Ireland at 99 per cent, according to the Department of Health, with 445 patients receiving treatment for Covid-19.

By spring Covid-19 vaccines should be doing the “heavy lifting” to combat the incidence of the virus, the North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McB(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan outlined the new figures at apress conference at the Department of Health. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos Dublin

Ireland has the fastest improving incidence of Covid-19 in Europe, with a 43 per cent drop in the past two weeks, according to the National Public Hea(...)

Pedestrians pass shuttered shops in Derry. The Northern Executive is to meet again on Tuesday to  discuss whether to extend the current four-week lockdown by another two weeks. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Northern Executive after two meetings on Monday was unable to agree on whether to extend the current four-week lockdown that is due to end on Fri(...)

It is highly likely that news of the strategic review will prompt an approach from 75 per cent State-owned PTSB for Ulster Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was understandable why Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) hired investment bank Morgan Stanley back in 2014 to look into how it could retreat from the Re(...)

There has been an increase in the number coronavirus cases in the coastal town of Skerries, according to local residents. Photograph: iStock

Several sports clubs and a restaurant in a town in North Co Dublin have ceased activity due to a rising number of confirmed Covid-19 cases among the l(...)

Last year the power group earmarked €600m for new wind farms. File photograph: Bloomberg

US investor I Squared Capital hopes to sell Irish energy group Energia later this year in a deal worth €2 billion, according to reports on Wednesday. (...)

Quintain Ireland’s Michael Hynes (left) and Eddie Byrne at Cherrywood in south Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Quintain Ireland, the homebuilder owned by US private equity giant Lone Star, will seek planning permission for 1,000 new homes before year end on its(...)

The HSE said where there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 in a childcare setting, the facility is contacted by the HSE public health team who conduct an assessment of the facility. Photograph: iStock

A creche in north Dublin has become one of the first childcare facilities to report a case of Covid-19 since they reopened three weeks ago. Parents w(...)

Social distancing is going to remain in place for a long time to come, both North and South of the Border. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Everything about the differences between the plans produced in Stormont and Dublin to lift the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 crisis on both sides of(...)

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