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Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health Robin Swann has tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health Robin Swann has tested positive for Covid-19, he said in a post on Twitter. Mr Swann shared an image of a posit(...)

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride urged people to continue to follow the public health guidance and to come forward for vaccination and booster jabs.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have indicated they do not believe further Covid-19 restrictions will be needed before Christmas. Paul G(...)

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer Michael McBride receives  his Covid booster vaccine in a health centre in north Belfast. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The introduction of a Covid-19 vaccine passport scheme in the North has led to a “quite remarkable” boost in the number of people coming forward for v(...)

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Covid certification in Belfast city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Dominic McGrath/PA Wire

Hundreds of people gathered in Belfast city centre on Saturday to reject the planned introduction of Covid-19 certification. A large crowd gathered o(...)

Robin Swann (second left) meets with staff and army medics at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald on October 24th, as the latest deployment of military staff to Northern Ireland hospitals comes to an end. Photograph: Jonathan McCambridge/PA

Stormont’s Minister of Health has warned that further coronavirus restrictions may be necessary if pressures on Northern Ireland’s health service cont(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsonchat with the clergy following a service to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland at Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh has said he is “sorry” church leaders “didn’t do more to become peacemakers, or at least speak peace into t(...)

DUP councillor Paul Hamill, a former mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, was the father of two children.  Photograph: Nigel Dodds/Facebook

A 46-year-old DUP councillor has been hailed as “one of the genuinely nice guys in local politics” after he died in hospital on Tuesday. It is underst(...)

Tiernan Feeney (19), a first year Computer Science student at Queen’s University Belfast, receives the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination during a campus vaccine initiative.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s chief medical officer is to recommend that children aged 12 to 15 in Northern Ireland should be offered a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. (...)

In the North  only 66% of those aged between 18 and 29 having  received their first jab.   Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer has warned of a “very difficult winter” ahead as healthcare staff deal with a “perfect storm” of increasing C(...)

Northern Ireland Department of Health figures have shown a sharp increase in the number of new Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Press Eye

Health authorities warned on Wednesday that Northern Ireland was in the “early stages of a significant further wave” of Covid-19 amid a push to get as(...)

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