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(...)

Catherine Kelly apologised ‘unreservedly’ over the issue.

A Sinn Féin Assembly member at the weekend became the fourth person to lose their job over the payment of three £10,000 (€11,000) Covid-19 business ha(...)

Ms Kelly’s resignation comes following the departure of three party activists.

Sinn Féin MLA Catherine Kelly has become the fourth member of the party to resign over a delay in the repayment of mistakenly issued Covid-19 relief c(...)

The fallout from the erroneous payments has led to Sinn Féin senator and former Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (above) and two party officials resigning from their positions. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The PSNI is considering whether to investigate the payment of three £10,000 Covid-19 business hardship grants to three ineligible Sinn Féin offices, i(...)

Elisha McCallion said she fully accepts ‘that as a named signature on the account that I should have taken extra steps to verify this situation, before it was brought to my attention on Tuesday’. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin senator and two party officials have resigned from their positions for failing to immediately return £30,000 (€33,204) worth of Covid-19 s(...)

An unsolicited payment was made to the office of former Foyle MP Elisha McCallion, who is now a member of the Seanad. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has faced sharp political criticism over how it dealt with erroneous payments from a Stormont government department totalling £30,000 to thr(...)

There are 342 patients in Northern Irish hospitals receiving treatment for Covid-19, with 39 people in intensive care and 30 on ventilators. File photograph: The Irish Times

Five people with Covid-19 have died and 727 new cases of the disease have been reported to Northern Ireland’s Department of Health in the last 24 hour(...)

Prominent mathematics education lecturer Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (assistant professor at UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics) has been honoured as the recipient of the 2020 Maths Week Ireland Award for her contribution to raising public awareness of maths, pictured with Dr Sheila Donegan, and Eoin Gill, co-founders of Maths Week. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Prominent maths educator Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin has been honoured as this year’s recipient of the Maths Week Ireland Award for raising public aw(...)

The company said it “deeply regrets” the  impact the additional job losses will have

Bombardier intends to cut a further 95 roles at its Belfast-based operation due to the Covid-19 crisis. This is in addition to the planned 400 job cut(...)

More than 8,750 redundancies were proposed in the North in the year until the end of July

More than 6,000 proposed redundancies have been recorded in Northern Ireland since the beginning of March, according to figures released on Tuesday by(...)

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