Colin Neill

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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(...)

Draft guidelines issued by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) have indicated that restaurants and pubs which serve food, may be able to reduce social distancing to one metre if they limit customers to just 90 minutes inside their premises. Photograph: iStock

Fáilte Ireland has said it is seeking a proposed time limit of 90 minutes for patrons of pubs and restaurants to be increased to two hours. Draft gu(...)

Colin Neill of Hospitality Ulster beside closed bars and restaurants in Larne, Co Antrim. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

Emergency Covid-19 funding from the Northern Ireland Executive is taking too long to reach pubs, hotels and restaurants, which have run out of money a(...)

Minister for Education Peter Weir said previously that the time was not yet right to close schools. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

A primary school in Northern Ireland with a suspected case of coronavirus in one of its pupils has been denied permission to close by the North’s Depa(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Monday night. Photograph:  PA

Northern Ireland is escalating its response to the coronavirus emergency in light of British prime minister Boris Johnson’s call for “drastic action” (...)

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