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There are around 100 nightclubs in Northern Ireland, according to an industry body. Photograph: iStock

The reopening of nightclubs in Northern Ireland represents part of the return to normality that many young people have been craving, a leading promote(...)

The main entrance to Craigavon Area Hospital. In Northern Ireland, hospitals have in the past week been at more than 100% occupancy. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Medics have expressed concern ahead of the further relaxation of coronavirus regulations in Northern Ireland while infection rates remain high. Night(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said that while we have made great progress, “the situation remains precarious”. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The death toll in the Covid-19 pandemic has passed the 4,000 mark after 57 further deaths were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (...)

North Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann: This is no  time for “societal complacency”.  Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/PA

British medical regulators may be in a position to approve a second Covid-19 vaccine within days, the North’s Minister for Health Robin Swann has told(...)

Pat Blake of Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen is preparing  to close his pub once again. Picture: Ronan McGrade

Pat Blake has September 23rd marked on a wall chart in his office in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. It was the date his pubs reopened after months of clos(...)

It is not clear whether the notices were issued to pubs, bars or restaurants. Photograph: iStock

Nine licensed premises in Northern Ireland have been issued with prohibition notices for breaching coronavirus regulations. The notices have all been(...)

An Executive Office spokesman said: ‘The indicative date of September 1st for the opening of wet pubs, private members’ clubs and audiences returning to theatres has not been ratified by the Executive.’ Photograph: iStock

Pubs which do not serve food will not be able to reopen next week, Stormont ministers said. Theatre reopening has also been delayed as Northern Irela(...)

The Northern Ireland Executive said numbers at weddings would be “determined by the venue on a risk-assessed basis, taking account of the individual circumstances of each and adhering to all relevant public health advice and industry guidance.” Photograph: iStock/Getty

Indoor weddings, civil partnerships and baptisms can resume in Northern Ireland from July 10th. The decision, which was agreed at a meeting of the N(...)

Some pubs have reopened in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Hotels, cafes, restaurants, and pubs serving meals reopened in Northern Ireland on Friday in the latest easing of its coronavirus restrictions. Some(...)

Richie Keenan in the Hatfield on the Ormeau Road, Belfast: Staff use the pub tables as an office. Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

From the outside Hatfield House bar looks the same, but inside everything is different. The Hatfield, on Belfast’s Lower Ormeau Road, has been close(...)

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