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First Minister Arlene Foster (R) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during a media briefing  in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, on Thursday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The coronavirus lockdown restrictions in force in Northern Ireland are to be extended until at least March 5th. The North’s Ministers agreed to a fu(...)

The relatives urge Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson to “immediately turn your attention to this matter and fulfil the commitment ... that the Stormont House Agreement be implemented in full without further prevarication or delay.”  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some 3,500 relatives of people killed during the Troubles have signed an open letter calling on the Taoiseach and the UK prime minister to ensure that(...)

The first of the so-called grace periods – which limits the amount of bureaucracy applied some goods travelling from Britain to Northern Ireland, such as those going to supermarkets – is due to end on March 31st. Photograph: PA

The North is facing an “abyss” once the Brexit “grace period” on imports from Britain ends unless action is taken, one of its major haulage companies (...)

 MLAs on the Stormont education committee wre addressed by teaching unions at Parliament Buildings.  File photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

Members of the British military are to be brought in to the North’s hospitals to help under-pressure healthcare workers caring for patients with Covid(...)

 Mary Ann McCracken – a philanthropist and social reformer who had a lifelong involvement with the Belfast Charitable Society.

Even in her late-80s Mary Ann McCracken was a familiar sight at Belfast docks, where she handed out anti-slavery leaflets to emigrants and sailors abo(...)

The grace period for supermarkets in Northern Ireland ends on March 31st. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

“Numerous” products will be unavailable and there will be a “far greater proportion of empty shelves” when the grace period for supermarkets in Northe(...)

 Louise Lennox and her four-month-old daughter Lottie-Bow Hayden: Ms Lennox is a breast milk donor for  premature babies. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When asked how important donor milk was for her baby daughters, Bridget Coyle does not hesitate. “It was a lifesaver, definitely a lifesaver,” she s(...)

New arrangements for bringing pets and assistance dogs to Northern Ireland from Great Britain are in effect following the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1st.

The North’s Chief Veterinary Officer has pledged that assistance dogs will not be prevented from entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain despite (...)

A truck driver checks in with security at the Port of Larne. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Bloomberg

Fuller enforcement of post-Brexit rules on goods arriving into Northern Ireland from Great Britain is expected to begin at the North’s ports from Frid(...)

The Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in a syringe before being administered to a patient at Falls Surgery, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A new text message scam is circulating in Northern Ireland that uses the Covid-19 vaccine to trick people into revealing their bank details. The Pol(...)

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