A pedestrian wearing a face covering walks past a Covid-19 information sign in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Getty

Nine more people have died after contracting coronavirus in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has said. An additional 315 cases of the virus(...)

Minister of State Joe O’Brien has criticised the Department of Housing response to proposals to replace the direct provision system. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Housing’s criticism of proposals to end the State’s direct provision system are “very unconstructive” and have “crossed the line”, a(...)

Members of the public pass the Pennys shop on Henry Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The vast majority of outbreaks or clusters of Covid-19 reported in the past week occurred in private houses, according to new figures. A report from(...)

Hospital bed occupancy remains high in Northern Ireland at 99 per cent, according to the Department of Health, with 445 patients receiving treatment for Covid-19.

By spring Covid-19 vaccines should be doing the “heavy lifting” to combat the incidence of the virus, the North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McB(...)

Northern Ireland Minister or Health Robin Swann with chief nursing officer Charlotte McArdle at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Whiteabbey, Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Northern Executive Ministers on Thursday night reached consensus on new Covid-19 restrictions that will extend the current ones past the first week in(...)

The highest incidence is in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area with 243 cases per 100,000. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson and the North’s health Minister Robin Swann have opened up the possibility of Covid-19 mass testing in Northern (...)

The overall 7-day Covid figure for Northern Ireland is 198 cases per 100,000 of population

The North’s chief medical officer has said that people must stop “beating” themselves up over the “tough” choices and trade-offs that Covid-19 is forc(...)

A mural supporting the NHS near the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Belfast. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A further 10 people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, the department of health there has said. The death toll recorded by the department n(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster whose party blocked a proposal from health minister Robin Swann to extend the circuit break measures for two more weeks. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Stormont ministers have again failed to agree fresh coronavirus restrictions for Northern Ireland amid fraying relations at the top of the powersharin(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said Ministers would discuss  restrictions further over the weekend. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Pressure is mounting for an extension of the current four-week Covid-19 lockdown in Northern Ireland beyond its scheduled end on Friday week, November(...)

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