Colin Neill

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Draft guidelines issued by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) have indicated that restaurants and pubs which serve food, may be able to reduce social distancing to one metre if they limit customers to just 90 minutes inside their premises. Photograph: iStock

Fáilte Ireland has said it is seeking a proposed time limit of 90 minutes for patrons of pubs and restaurants to be increased to two hours. Draft gu(...)

Colin Neill of Hospitality Ulster beside closed bars and restaurants in Larne, Co Antrim. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

Emergency Covid-19 funding from the Northern Ireland Executive is taking too long to reach pubs, hotels and restaurants, which have run out of money a(...)

Minister for Education Peter Weir said previously that the time was not yet right to close schools. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

A primary school in Northern Ireland with a suspected case of coronavirus in one of its pupils has been denied permission to close by the North’s Depa(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Monday night. Photograph:  PA

Northern Ireland is escalating its response to the coronavirus emergency in light of British prime minister Boris Johnson’s call for “drastic action” (...)

St Patrick’s Day frolics. Irish holidaymakers may not spend like  Americans but they are less likely to be shocked by local prices. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sentiment is important, possibly nowhere more so than in tourism. One of Ireland’s strongest growing industries is no stranger to the sudden ebb and f(...)

Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin (centre) and other members of Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Business leaders in Northern Ireland have urged the politicians to restore the North’s power-sharing Assembly as soon as possible by backing the draft(...)

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister Boris Johnson during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Business groups have given a cautious welcome to the new Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU on Thursday, but remain concerned about the prop(...)

From left, Morgan Barnard, Lauren Bullock and Connor Currie

The three teenagers who died when a crush developed in a crowd outside a Co Tyrone hotel disco on the night of St Patrick’s Day have been named locall(...)

Northern Ireland secretary of state Karen Bradley plans to fund some increases in key public service budgets by increasing rates, in a move not welcomed by businesses organisations. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Businesses are in revolt over the next draft budget for Northern Ireland ,which promises to deliver an additional £140 million (€163m) of new funding (...)

Among other deals, the UK Chancellor has set aside £2 million for the “recovery and regeneration” of Belfast city centre following the massive fire which devastated Primark’s landmark store at Bank Buildings in the centre of the city at the end of August

The UK Chancellor has earmarked an additional £320 million (€360 million) to a “Northern Ireland Executive” in his latest budget as the North marks ne(...)

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