Peter Weir

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Some primary school pupils have been back in class in Northern Ireland since March 8th. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed the easing of some lockdown restrictions and has announced a timetable for the reopening of all schools in (...)

Northern Ireland Minister for Health Robin Swann said he had previously been clear that a confirmed case of the South African variant was ’inevitable’. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA WireN

The first cases of the South African variant of Covid-19 have been detected in Northern Ireland. The North’s Department of Health said on Tuesday th(...)

The view from a Covid-19 recovery ward at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh. Northern Ireland has reported 13  more Covid-19 deaths. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Schools in Northern Ireland will not reopen until the end of the first week in March at the earliest, First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First M(...)

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(...)

There were 1,895 Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland during 2020

There were 1,895 Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland in 2020, according to the latest figures from the Northern Ireland Research and Statistic(...)

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(...)

The Northern Executive met  on Tuesday afternoon to discuss imposing further restrictions. Photograph: PA

The Northern Executive on Tuesday night decided to impose further restrictions to try to address what First Minister Arlene Foster has described as a (...)

On Saturday, the department said there had been 3,576 positive tests in the previous 48 hour period, as well as an additional 25 deaths. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An additional 1,662 people in Northern Ireland have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the North’s Department of Health (DoH) reported(...)

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 (...)

There were 94 cases of Covid-19 detected in schools last week following mass testing of more than 2,800 students and staff, latest official figures show. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

There were 94 cases of Covid-19 detected in schools last week following mass testing of more than 2,800 students and staff, latest official figures s(...)

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