Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has said non-essential cross-Border travel must be stopped. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Non-essential cross-Border travel must be stopped “by enforcement if required”, Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has warned. In a letter to Ministe(...)

 Chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan said Donegal needed to ‘turn around’ its high Covid-19 infection rates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and State chief medical officer Tony Holohan met senior health officials and local Donegal politicians on Saturda(...)

Health authorities in the North have warned that people must continue to stick to the Covid-19 rules to avoid further lockdowns ahead of the relaxation of some restrictions on Friday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Health authorities in the North have warned that people must continue to stick to the Covid-19 rules to avoid further lockdowns ahead of the relaxatio(...)

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis said the UK government had carefully considered the available options and made the decision ‘while respecting the devolution settlement and healthcare being a transferred matter’. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The UK government has intervened to compel the introduction of full abortion services in Northern Ireland. It said it had taken the step because of (...)

Nurses prepare vaccine jabs at the Lakeland Forum vaccination centre in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on March 12th. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

In the “worst-case scenario” the Northern Ireland vaccine schedule will be put back by four weeks, the head of the North’s vaccination programme Patri(...)

Arlene Foster said ministers focused on ‘finalising our plans for a safe and sustainable pathway’ out of restrictions. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s plan for exiting lockdown will prioritise education, allowing people to see loved ones, and the revitalisation of the economy, the (...)

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 (...)

Northern Ireland: Flights between the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain have been banned for at least 48 hours from midnight on Sunday because of concern over the new strain of Covid. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The North’s Department of Health reported the deaths of 30 more people with coronavirus over the weekend, with 17 fatalities announced on Saturday and(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally said it was a ‘scandal’ that the opportunity to tackle the virus was not properly taken during the summer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Covid-19 death rate in Northern Ireland since the second wave of the virus is running at four times that of the rate in the Republic, according to(...)

Gardaí  at the border crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as they conduct checks asking people the reason for their journey. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Another 777 cases of Covid-19, 182 of them in Dublin, and seven more deaths from the disease have been confirmed in the State. The latest figures bri(...)

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