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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(...)

The chief executive of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust said it was ‘exceptionally close’ to declaring a major incident alert, as the health service in Northern Ireland was ‘on the edge’. Photograph: iStock

Stormont is facing renewed calls to introduce vaccine passports after escalating pressures on the health system saw ambulances diverted away from a ma(...)

Moy Park ended the year with £374 million in net assets. Photograph: Moy Park

Moy Park, one of Europe’s largest poultry processors, chalked up £12 million (€14 million) in costs relating to the Covid crisis last year, newly file(...)

People queuing for a Covid-19 vaccination clinic  near the SSE Arena in Belfast earlier this week. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Hospitals in the North are coming under “extreme pressure” as nine more deaths linked to Covid-19 were reported. The total death toll in the region s(...)

There have been 3,129 deaths in the North related to coronavirus since the start of the pandemic up to the end of last week, according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Photograph: iStock

Northern Ireland has recorded its largest weekly Covid-19-related death toll in six months. The virus was mentioned on the death certificates of 43 p(...)

Of those who tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland over the last week, the vast majority are in younger age groups. Photograph: iStock

The first death of a child aged under 15 linked to Covid-19 has been recorded in Northern Ireland. There have been more than 3,000 deaths related to (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/ The Irish Times

A further 1,126 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the State on Sunday, the Department of Health reported, amid warnings over rising hospitalisations(...)

On Monday an additional 420 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, according to the North’s Department of Health. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More than 4,500 people have applied to the North’s temporary “vaccine passport” scheme in its first few days, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health h(...)

Man was falsely imprisoned in car boot, court told. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A businessman was lured to a remote location where he was “battered” with iron bars and threatened by three men wearing masks who demanded money befor(...)

People wearing face masks on Dublin’s Grafton Street during the Covid-19  pandemic. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 12 deaths and 431 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Wednesday. Of the deaths(...)

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