There were 570 new positive cases, 4,629 of them occurring in the past seven days, bringing the total number of cases in the North since the start of the pandemic to 40,179. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading Northern Ireland doctor has warned that ending the North’s current four-week lockdown on Friday week as scheduled would be an “act of carele(...)

Over the past week Northern Ireland experienced 345 virus cases per 100,000 of the population. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Thirteen more people have died from coronavirus in Northern Ireland, the North’s Department of Health reported on Tuesday afternoon in its daily Covid(...)

Why is despair in an older person treated so differently? Why is every other avenue, including gold-standard pain management and palliative care, not explored?

Kathleen Rogers has a terminal illness – motor neurone disease. Coping with a terminal diagnosis is an exhausting challenge. Recently, it has become e(...)

Dr Tom Black: “The town knows what happened, and the town knows what they did. They were just over-confident, and let their guard down.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Derry and Strabane are the top of the league table nobody wants to win. In the past month the rate of coronavirus infection in this council area in th(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley:  “We can’t close our country down because of Covid.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

New restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus in parts of Northern Ireland come into effect on Monday. Limits have been placed on the(...)

Before lockdown: One of Belfast’s top restaurants, The Muddlers Club. Photograph: Elaine Hill

Social distancing in Northern Ireland is to be reduced from two metres to one metre as further easing of the coronavirus regulations was announced on (...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer. He said of Boris Johnson: “He has been found out. He either dodges the question or he gives dodgy answers.”  Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

Britain faces a real risk of a second wave of coronavirus and the likelihood of local flare-ups, the heads of 15 of the country’s top health professio(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar calls ties an ‘infection control issue’. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/iStock/Getty

Spare a thought for the humble tie. It hasn’t had the best publicity of late. You might even say it’s struggling for relevance in the age of coronavir(...)

Face coverings should be mandatory in Ireland for anyone shopping or traveling on public transport, an immunology expert has said. Photograph: iStock

Face coverings should be mandatory in Ireland for anyone shopping or travelling on public transport, an immunology expert has said. Kingston Mills, p(...)

  A masked couple passes a thank you message to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) in Camden Town in London on Saturday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Doctors and health workers criticised the British government on Saturday for suggesting that personal protective equipment (PPE) worn while treating p(...)

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