Teenagers in Northern Ireland have become the first 16 to 17-year-olds to get a COVID vaccine in the UK.
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Extra nurses called in to Belfast hospitals to deal with ‘extreme pressure’ from COVID patients
Hospitals in Belfast have called in extra nurses to deal with the “extreme pressure” from increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients as Northern Ireland runs out of hospital beds.
Four children taken to hospital after funfair ride collapses
Four children have been taken to hospital after a funfair ride collapsed in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland ‘breaks temperature record’ for third time in a week
Northern Ireland has provisionally broken its temperature record for the second day in a row – and the third time in a week.
Northern Ireland records new ‘highest temperature’ as UK heatwave set to break up
Northern Ireland has again recorded what’s thought to be its highest-ever temperature – but the UK heatwave is forecast to soon give way to heavy rain and thunder.
Govt to set out N Ireland plans within two weeks – as PM told trust in him at ‘all-time low’
The government will set out its plans for post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland within the next two weeks – as Labour claimed trust in Boris Johnson over the issue had fallen to “an all-time low”.
New DUP leader says Brexit Protocol hindering economic opportunities for Northern Ireland
The new DUP leader says Northern Ireland risks losing out on economic opportunities because of the Brexit border in the Irish Sea.
Brexit, borders and bedlam: The political crisis in Northern Ireland is far from over
To lose one leader may be regarded as misfortune, to lose two looks like carelessness – I’m sure Oscar Wilde will forgive me for plagiarising him.
Northern Ireland’s government hangs in balance with week to find solution
The future of Northern Ireland’s devolved government hangs in the balance with Sinn Fein refusing to ratify the Democratic Unionist Party’s nominee for first minister.
Johnson says working with Biden is ‘breath of fresh air’ after first face-to-face talks
Boris Johnson has described working with US President Joe Biden as “a big breath of fresh air” following the pair’s first face-to-face meeting – during which the two leaders appeared to skirt around a confrontation over Northern Ireland.
Edwin Poots beats Sir Jeffrey Donaldson to become DUP leader
Edwin Poots has been elected leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland.
‘The privilege of my life’: Arlene Foster to quit as Northern Ireland’s first minister and DUP leader
Arlene Foster has told Sky News she will step down as DUP leader and Northern Ireland’s first minister, following calls within the party for a leadership contest.
Celebrity doctor being sued by Arlene Foster tells court he has ‘mental health problems’
The celebrity doctor being sued by Northern Ireland’s first minister over false rumours of an extra-marital affair has told a court he is suffering from “quite serious mental health problems”.
Veterans minister Johnny Mercer leaves government amid row over protections for ex-soldiers
Veterans minister Johnny Mercer has left the government amid his unhappiness over a lack of progress on legislation designed to protect ex-soldiers who served in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland ‘entering brighter times’ as lockdown exit plans brought forward
Northern Ireland is “entering brighter and better times” as its lockdown exit plans have been brought forward.
Adults coercing kids to join Northern Ireland violence could be committing ‘child abuse’
Adults coercing children to take part in violent clashes in Northern Ireland could be committing child abuse, a child protection expert has suggested.
Why has violence broken out in Northern Ireland?
More than a week of unrest has rocked Northern Ireland in what police have described as the worst violence seen in the country in years.
Petrol bombs and bricks hurled at police in third night of violence in Northern Ireland
Police in Northern Ireland came under attack for a third night in a row as tensions spiralled into violence across the region.
Ireland ‘not aware’ of any vaccine jabs offer from UK
Dublin has said it is unaware of any offer of spare COVID jabs from the UK following reports Britain planned to share millions of doses, partly to help Northern Ireland exit lockdown.
Tory MPs warn Westminster powers over Northern Ireland abortion services ‘put Union at risk’
Conservative MPs have warned new UK government powers to force Northern Ireland to expand abortion services are “putting the Union at risk”.
Scotland and Northern Ireland reveal when stay-at-home orders will end
Scotland’s stay-at-home order will be lifted on 2 April and replaced with a “stay local” message, with Northern Ireland set to follow 10 days later.
UK’s unilateral action on Northern Ireland protocol ‘temporary steps’ as EU vows legal move
The UK has defended its unilateral action over the Northern Ireland protocol, calling the move “temporary and technical steps” which “largely” continue measures already in place.
Northern Ireland halts construction of post-Brexit inspection facilities
Uncertainty around the future of the Northern Ireland protocol has seen the construction of purpose-built inspection facilities at ports halted.
Northern Ireland’s lockdown extended to 1 April – but some children to return to school earlier
Northern Ireland’s lockdown will be extended to 1 April but some children will return to school earlier, First Minister Arlene Foster has confirmed.
‘Boris’s burrow’: Tunnel linking Scotland and NI on the cards
Move over Boris Bridge, if you want to get from Scotland to Northern Ireland and back, burrowing is the way to go.
PM urges EU ‘to urgently clarify intentions’ over controls on Northern Ireland vaccine exports
Boris Johnson has called on the EU to “urgently clarify its intentions” after Brussels moved to introduce controls on the export of COVID-19 vaccines from the bloc to Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland extends COVID lockdown until 5 March
Northern Ireland’s lockdown has been extended to 5 March, First Minister Arlene Foster has confirmed.
COVID variant behind surge in cases in England found in Northern Ireland and the Republic
The faster-spreading COVID-19 variant believed to behind a surge in cases in England has been detected in Ireland and Northern Ireland, officials say.
Northern Ireland to enter six-week lockdown on Boxing Day amid rising COVID cases
Northern Ireland will enter a six-week lockdown on Boxing Day amid rising COVID-19 infections and severe pressure on hospitals.
UK announces new rules for taking pets to EU and Northern Ireland from next year
Britons wanting to take their pets to Northern Ireland or abroad to the EU next year will have to apply for an animal health certificate under new post-Brexit rules.