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Minister of Health Robin Swann and chief scientific officer Prof Ian Young address the media at a press conference in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

More than 100,000 Covid-19 vaccine jabs have been issued in Northern Ireland so far, the North’s Minister of Health has said. Robin Swann said 109,25(...)

 Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s health department plans to have up to one million people vaccinated against Covid-19 by the spring, senior officials said on Tuesday. The(...)

Over 11,280 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the past week in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of patients receiving Covid-19 treatment in Northern Ireland hospital could soon surpass 1,000, the North’s chief scientific officer Profe(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said: “We’re asking everyone to stay at home unless there are good reasons for leaving your home ... there will be police powers to direct you home if you’re not following the regulations”. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

All A-level and GCSE exams will not go ahead this year, the North’s minister for Education Peter Weir confirmed on Wednesday as Northern Ireland faced(...)

Prof Ian Young: Covid is always going to be with us. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The number of people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 is likely to continue to rise until at least mid-January, the North’s chief scientific (...)

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 (...)

Non-essential retail in Northern Ireland will be closed throughout the next six weeks, as will close contact services. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland reported a further 20 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday as it entered a six-week lockdown to try to contain the virus. The Nor(...)

Northern Ireland is set to enter a new lockdown on St Stephen’s Day, of which the first week will be the toughest so far imposed in the region. File photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Concern has been expressed around the potential effect of a new variant strain of coronavirus spreading in Northern Ireland. The first positive case(...)

Medical staff return a bed to an ambulance at Antrim Area Hospital, Co Antrim, on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

As if a novel and mutating virus was not threat enough, old political unsayables are part of the public health crisis in Northern Ireland. With a popu(...)

A man  walks through Belfast city centre as the two-week circuit-break lockdown began last month. The added restrictions are due to be lifted at midnight. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Health has warned anyone objecting to the Covid-19 vaccine on anti-abortion grounds that they are “not entitled to mislead” a(...)

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