Before lockdown: One of Belfast’s top restaurants, The Muddlers Club. Photograph: Elaine Hill

Social distancing in Northern Ireland is to be reduced from two metres to one metre as further easing of the coronavirus regulations was announced on (...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer. He said of Boris Johnson: “He has been found out. He either dodges the question or he gives dodgy answers.”  Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

Britain faces a real risk of a second wave of coronavirus and the likelihood of local flare-ups, the heads of 15 of the country’s top health professio(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar calls ties an ‘infection control issue’. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/iStock/Getty

Spare a thought for the humble tie. It hasn’t had the best publicity of late. You might even say it’s struggling for relevance in the age of coronavir(...)

Face coverings should be mandatory in Ireland for anyone shopping or traveling on public transport, an immunology expert has said. Photograph: iStock

Face coverings should be mandatory in Ireland for anyone shopping or travelling on public transport, an immunology expert has said. Kingston Mills, p(...)

  A masked couple passes a thank you message to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) in Camden Town in London on Saturday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Doctors and health workers criticised the British government on Saturday for suggesting that personal protective equipment (PPE) worn while treating p(...)

Some of the PPE donations at the drop-off point in Derry’s Foyle Arena

Inside the main sports hall in Derry’s Foyle Arena leisure centre, boxes of face masks, gloves and bottles of hand sanitiser are piled high. Andy McC(...)

Northern Ireland chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride has warned  that there would be further numbers of deaths in the coming weeks. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland’s most senior medic on Wednesday stressed the importance of following simple advice on combatting the coronavirus as two further deat(...)