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Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone with Covid-19. The North’s Department of Heal(...)

Edwin Poots. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Perhaps it is only in Northern Ireland that tribalism could be injected into the Covid-19 crisis. Insinuating that nationalists are some sort of Covi(...)

Socially distanced queuing outside a cafe in Belfast. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland, which has the highest rate of Covid-19 infection on these islands, is beginning to see a slowing down in the rate of increase of the(...)

The restrictions  were brought to the Assembly by the First Minister, the DUP leader Arlene Foster.  Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/ PA Wire

Northern Ireland recorded its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases on Friday ahead of the introduction of new restrictions aimed at limiting the (...)

The Stormont scrutiny committee was told that contingency plans needed to be ‘immediately developed and implemented’. Photograph: iStock

New facilities required to check goods arriving at Northern Ireland’s ports from Great Britain will not be ready in time for the end of the Brexit tra(...)

The North’s Minister for Health Robin Swann outside Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

For the fourteenth consecutive day the North’s Department of Health has reported no coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, leaving the total number o(...)

Michelle O’Neill acknowledged that she was wrong to have had a selfie taken with two of the mourners. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Once again Stormont is in crisis mode. The leaders of the DUP, the SDLP, the Unionist Party and Alliance want Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle(...)

There have been  4,732 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, with a total of 53,704 people tested. Stock photograph: David Ramos/Getty

There were calls for people to observe social distancing rules as the latest figures from the Department of Health showed that two more people died in(...)

Minister for the cabinet office Michael Gove was giving evidence to the House of Commons committee on the future relationship with the EU, alongside Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost: Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Michael Gove has told MPs that the European Commission has not offered any pushback against Britain’s interpretation of the Northern Ireland protocol’(...)

Phased return possible for other students starting in September, according to Minister for Education

Some Northern Ireland pupils could return to school in late August with a phased return for other students starting in September, said the North’s Min(...)

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