Prior to Peter Weir’s announcement, the Stormont Assembly had already been recalled for a hearing on Thursday to discuss school reopening issue. Photograph: iStock

Eleven new deaths and 1,929 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours in Northern Ireland, according to the North’s Department of (...)

Traffic cones block the entrance to Cransley School in Northwich, Cheshire, England, which is closed for the rest of the week for a ‘deep clean’ after pupils and teachers came back from the Lombardy region. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A number of teachers and pupils from schools in Northern Ireland have been sent home to self-quarantine after they were on recent school trips in nort(...)

A 13-year-old male pupil has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon. He is currently in police custody.

A pupil has been stabbed at a school in Co Antrim. The victim, who is a Year 10 pupil at Larne Grammar School, was taken to the Royal Belfast Hospit(...)

Sinn Féin’s Arder Carson: Elected as the first Lord Mayor of Northern Ireland’s newest and biggest council

Northern Ireland on Wednesday witnesses the biggest overhaul of local government in more than 40 years with the formal creation of 11 “super” councils(...)