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# northern-ireland - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Notorious loyalist killer Michael Stone released from prison
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Notorious loyalist killer Michael Stone released from prison

Jan 26th 2021, 10:43 PM 60,166 Views 29 Comments

Stone killed three people in a gun and grenade attack at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast following an IRA funeral.

Northern Ireland mother and baby homes report ‘reveals legacy of lifetime of trauma’
# The North
# The North

Northern Ireland mother and baby homes report ‘reveals legacy of lifetime of trauma’

Jan 26th 2021, 4:28 PM 6,002 Views 4 Comments

Ministers in Northern Ireland are to establish a ‘victim-centred’ independent investigation.

Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today
# Findings
# Findings

Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today

Jan 26th 2021, 9:18 AM 7,725 Views 5 Comments

Stormont’s leaders are facing calls to establish a public inquiry into the institutions.

# northern-ireland - Monday 25 January, 2021

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant
# Variant B117
# Variant B117

Arlene Foster speaks to Micheál Martin about his 'wholly incorrect' comments on NI testing for UK variant

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 2:39 PM 70,284 Views 46 Comments

The Taoiseach had stated over the weekend that “the north isn’t testing for the variant”.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 24 January, 2021

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

14 deaths and 433 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland as cases top 100,000

Jan 24th 2021, 2:09 PM 17,095 Views 6 Comments

Northern Ireland has administered over 170,000 vaccinations.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,429 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 23 January, 2021

12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

12 deaths and 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 23rd 2021, 2:09 PM 10,292 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland decided this week to extend its lockdown to the start of March.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 4:52 PM 45,300 Views 38 Comments

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said this afternoon that the health service is facing into its “toughest week”.

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home
# Dungannon
# Dungannon

Man hospitalised after being attacked by two men wearing balaclavas in NI home

Jan 21st 2021, 2:54 PM 9,165 Views 4 Comments

The incident happened at a house in the Gortgonis Road area of Coalisland yesterday.

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says
# Paddy McElhone
# Paddy McElhone

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says

Jan 21st 2021, 2:15 PM 21,045 Views 14 Comments

Paddy McElhone, 24, died instantly near his home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, in 1974.

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict

Jan 21st 2021, 11:55 AM 7,834 Views 5 Comments

They want an independent team of detectives to search for leads for fresh prosecutions and other measures to recover information.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Military to be brought in to help medical staff cope with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

Jan 20th 2021, 5:01 PM 14,691 Views 8 Comments

Around 100 medically trained personnel are expected to be deployed.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Van Morrison launches legal challenge to ban on live music under Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland

Jan 19th 2021, 7:01 PM 22,485 Views 0 Comments

Last year, the 75-year-old penned songs alleging scientists were making up “crooked facts” to justify restrictions to “enslave” the population.

# northern-ireland - Monday 18 January, 2021

Hospitals across Northern Ireland to come under 'intense pressure' this week, health minister warns
# The North
# The North

Hospitals across Northern Ireland to come under 'intense pressure' this week, health minister warns

Jan 18th 2021, 9:15 PM 9,844 Views 0 Comments

Stormont’s health minister warned the current pressures are likely to move to intensive care units in ten days’ time.

No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing

Jan 18th 2021, 3:00 PM 8,124 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill described the situation as ‘regrettable’.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 17 January, 2021

25 deaths and 822 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

25 deaths and 822 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 17th 2021, 2:07 PM 12,675 Views 3 Comments

Current restrictions in place in the North mean that people must stay at home unless they have a “reasonable excuse”.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 16 January, 2021

22 deaths and 705 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

22 deaths and 705 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 18,287 Views 21 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health has said the health service is facing “unparalleled pressures”.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Minister claims Northern Ireland hospitals and schools facing food shortages in ‘major crisis’
# Brexit
# Brexit

Minister claims Northern Ireland hospitals and schools facing food shortages in ‘major crisis’

Jan 14th 2021, 12:18 PM 40,540 Views 55 Comments

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said the region was facing a ‘major crisis’ over supply chains.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Supermarkets call for urgent intervention over Northern Ireland's food supplies
# Brexit
# Brexit

Supermarkets call for urgent intervention over Northern Ireland's food supplies

Jan 12th 2021, 10:50 PM 107,401 Views 83 Comments

Chief executives of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove.

# northern-ireland - Monday 11 January, 2021

Over 90,000 vaccine doses delivered in Northern Ireland
# Rolling Out
# Rolling Out

Over 90,000 vaccine doses delivered in Northern Ireland

Jan 11th 2021, 10:02 PM 13,934 Views 18 Comments

Northern Ireland started its vaccine rollout last month.

O'Neill warns North is experiencing 'worst-case scenario' as hospital admissions set to surge
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

O'Neill warns North is experiencing 'worst-case scenario' as hospital admissions set to surge

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 2:20 PM 21,575 Views 5 Comments

Health chiefs warned that the number of Covid-19 patients being treated in hospital could double by the third week in January.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Seventeen deaths and 1,112 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Seventeen deaths and 1,112 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 10th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,219 Views 9 Comments

Today’s figures bring the total number of people who have died with Covid-19 in the North to 1,460.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Nine deaths and 1,442 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Nine deaths and 1,442 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 9th 2021, 2:05 PM 17,086 Views 22 Comments

A stay-at-home order came into effect in Northern Ireland yesterday.

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?

Jan 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,950 Views 114 Comments

In the wake of Brexit, as some debate continues about a united Ireland in the future, Dr Thamil Ananthavinayagan looks at the reunification of Germany and the lessons it can provide.

# northern-ireland - Friday 8 January, 2021

The North records another 1,500 Covid cases as 'stay-at-home' order comes into effect
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

The North records another 1,500 Covid cases as 'stay-at-home' order comes into effect

Jan 8th 2021, 3:15 PM 16,435 Views 19 Comments

A new “stay-at-home” order also came into effect in the six counties.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 7 January, 2021

One in 40 people in parts of NI could currently have Covid-19, chief scientific adviser says
# Bbc Ulster
# Bbc Ulster

One in 40 people in parts of NI could currently have Covid-19, chief scientific adviser says

Jan 7th 2021, 3:29 PM 11,327 Views 8 Comments

1,410 new Covid-19 cases and 17 further deaths have been confirmed in NI.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:45 PM 14,063 Views 8 Comments

It comes amid stricter lockdown measures to stop a rise in transmission of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by new cases.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

18 deaths and 1,378 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

18 deaths and 1,378 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Jan 5th 2021, 2:12 PM 16,022 Views 4 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the North’s Department of Health this afternoon.

Northern Ireland set to follow Scotland's legally enforceable stay-at-home orders
# Lockdown Laws
# Lockdown Laws

Northern Ireland set to follow Scotland's legally enforceable stay-at-home orders

Jan 5th 2021, 1:06 PM 25,830 Views 26 Comments

The Northern Ireland Executive is set to meet this afternoon and will brief the Assembly tomorrow.

Schools in the North to remain closed as Covid-19 cases soar
# Remote Learning
# Remote Learning

Schools in the North to remain closed as Covid-19 cases soar

Jan 5th 2021, 7:19 AM 24,644 Views 6 Comments

The Northern Ireland Executive will meet today to confirm details.

# northern-ireland - Monday 4 January, 2021

Northern Ireland set for further restrictions as 'urgent decisive action' needed to stem virus surge
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland set for further restrictions as 'urgent decisive action' needed to stem virus surge

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 4:40 PM 46,575 Views 39 Comments

The Executive will meet this evening as the situation continues to deteriorate with Covid-19 in the community.

Oxford coronavirus vaccine rollout begins in Northern Ireland
# Oxford Vaccine
# Oxford Vaccine

Oxford coronavirus vaccine rollout begins in Northern Ireland

Jan 4th 2021, 3:44 PM 14,737 Views 18 Comments

John Grey (84) leaned on his walking stick and said: “I am relieved, let’s say that.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 2 January, 2021

25 deaths and 3,576 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland over past two days
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

25 deaths and 3,576 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland over past two days

Jan 2nd 2021, 2:32 PM 38,409 Views 39 Comments

A strict lockdown introduced on St Stephen’s Day eases slightly from today.

# northern-ireland - Friday 1 January, 2021

Hillwalker dies after collapsing in Northern Ireland
# Resuce Operation
# Resuce Operation

Hillwalker dies after collapsing in Northern Ireland

Jan 1st 2021, 2:14 PM 49,253 Views 18 Comments

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 31 December, 2020

11 deaths and 1,929 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

11 deaths and 1,929 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dec 31st 2020, 2:19 PM 20,248 Views 14 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials in the North this afternoon.

The Northern Ireland Protocol kicks off from tonight - here's what you need to know
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Northern Ireland Protocol kicks off from tonight - here's what you need to know

Dec 31st 2020, 12:18 PM 49,194 Views 35 Comments

New checks and processes on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will come into operation at 11pm tonight.

Return to school in Northern Ireland delayed by a week as Covid-19 infections soar
# The North
# The North

Return to school in Northern Ireland delayed by a week as Covid-19 infections soar

Dec 31st 2020, 9:44 AM 16,779 Views 7 Comments

Remote learning will be facilitated in primary and secondary schools next week.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

'Full Level 5': What do the new restrictions mean for households and businesses?
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Full Level 5': What do the new restrictions mean for households and businesses?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:52 PM 95,696 Views 104 Comments

The new restrictions come into force tonight until 31 January.

2,143 Covid-19 cases and six deaths confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

2,143 Covid-19 cases and six deaths confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dec 30th 2020, 2:20 PM 42,998 Views 44 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials in the North this afternoon.

Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show
# Archives
# Archives

Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show

Dec 30th 2020, 8:50 AM 9,021 Views 24 Comments

Records released from the National Archives give details of an early meeting involving the two leaders.