Robin Swann

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Demonstrators against the new Covid certification system protest outside Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A rally protesting against Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 certification scheme has taken place in Belfast. Several hundred people gathered outside Belf(...)

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer  Michael McBride receives his Covid-19 booster jab from community pharmacist Peter Rice (left) at the Houben Centre in Belfast on November 24th. Phootgraph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Nine out of 10 adults in the North have now been vaccinated against Covid-19. Northern Ireland’s Department of Health announced on Thursday that 90 p(...)

Swann urged people to take preventative measures to prevent the virus spreading, including getting vaccinated. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 may already be present in Northern Ireland, the North’s Minister for Health has said. Robin Swann said there were cur(...)

First Minister Paul Givan, flanked by Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and Northern Ireland Minister of Health Robin Swann, speaks during a press conference at Stormont Castle on Tuesday during an update from the Northern Ireland Executive on new Covid measures. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There will not be another lockdown in Northern Ireland, DUP First Minister Paul Givan has predicted, despite Covid figures on course to overwhelm the (...)

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(...)

 Robin Swann was critical of the level of compliance from “some” within the hospitality sector. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Health has warned hospitality venues in Northern Ireland could close over Christmas if the number of Covid-19 cases continues(...)

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(...)

Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 infection and hospital admission rates are so high that two busy hospitals temporarily closed to emergency arrivals this w(...)

Intervention by Ulster Unionist Minister Robin Swann has shifted the dynamic within the Executive. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/PA Wire

Covid-19 vaccine passports are to be introduced on a mandatory basis for people accessing certain venues in Northern Ireland from next month after Sto(...)

Northern Ireland Minister of Health Robin Swann: ‘Our view as a department of health is that we should be using all the tools that are in our options to use.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health has called for the phased introduction of mandatory vaccine passports in the North. Robin Swann’s proposal come(...)

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