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#Robin Swann

# robin-swann - This year 2022

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues

Feb 10th 2022, 5:39 PM 10,928 Views 3 Comments

The North’s Health Minister sought guidance following the resignation of first minister Paul Givan last week.

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals

Jan 12th 2022, 6:55 PM 9,956 Views 2 Comments

This morning, there were 439 Covid-positive patients in hospital in Northern Ireland.

Threats and abuse over Covid have taken toll on my family – NI Health Minister
# Robin Swann
# Robin Swann

Threats and abuse over Covid have taken toll on my family – NI Health Minister

Jan 11th 2022, 7:42 AM 17,206 Views 7 Comments

Robin Swann said the biggest challenge has been explaining to his children why their home has had to be fortified.

# robin-swann - Last year 2021

Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid
# Swann Song
# Swann Song

Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid

Dec 23rd 2021, 9:45 AM 78,921 Views 50 Comments

Ulster Unionist party leader Doug Beattie criticised the East Antrim MP for a tweet that singled out UUP Health Minister Robin Swann.

Politicians back mandatory Covid-19 certification regulations for Northern Ireland
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Politicians back mandatory Covid-19 certification regulations for Northern Ireland

Dec 14th 2021, 4:51 PM 7,961 Views 12 Comments

Health Minister Robin Swann said the regulations were for the ‘overall protection of the people’.

Northern Ireland’s Covid cert scheme set to become legally enforceable today
# Covid Certs
# Covid Certs

Northern Ireland’s Covid cert scheme set to become legally enforceable today

Dec 13th 2021, 8:56 AM 15,606 Views 25 Comments

Assembly members will debate the regulations at Stormont later this afternoon.

Man charged following death threats to NI health minister Robin Swann
# PSNI
# PSNI

Man charged following death threats to NI health minister Robin Swann

Nov 16th 2021, 10:30 PM 11,009 Views 0 Comments

The man will appear in court tomorrow morning.

Stormont Health Minister sues Van Morrison over ‘very dangerous’ criticism
# Defamation
# Defamation

Stormont Health Minister sues Van Morrison over ‘very dangerous’ criticism

Nov 7th 2021, 11:17 AM 32,491 Views 0 Comments

The defamation proceedings are set for a court date in early 2022.

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
# Van Morrison
# Van Morrison

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

Jun 14th 2021, 7:38 PM 28,912 Views 17 Comments

A row erupted after four gigs by Van Morrison at the Belfast hotel were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday.

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

People in the North aged 18 and over can register for a vaccine from today

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:30 AM 6,741 Views 15 Comments

70% of Northern Ireland population have received first Covid-19 jab.

North's political leaders to contact Taoiseach over lack of engagement on Covid-19

North's political leaders to contact Taoiseach over lack of engagement on Covid-19

Updated May 24th 2021, 6:26 PM 36,017 Views 35 Comments

Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann said he has been unable to arrange a meeting with his Irish counterpart for two weeks.

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island
# Data-sharing Impasse
# Data-sharing Impasse

Stormont leaders call on Irish Government to share data on passengers arriving on the island

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:15 PM 16,101 Views 13 Comments

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both expressed frustration over the issue.

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says
# The North
# The North

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says

Apr 21st 2021, 8:13 PM 10,932 Views 6 Comments

He also raised “concern” about the disparity in the pace of vaccine rollout between the North and the Republic.

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 AM 19,891 Views 75 Comments

The UK Government has stated disappointment that full abortion services have not yet been commissioned in Northern Ireland

Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland
# Covid Variants
# Covid Variants

Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland

Feb 23rd 2021, 2:35 PM 12,910 Views 11 Comments

The North’s health minister said this development demonstrates the need for continued caution.

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 9,867 Views 1 Comment

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

# robin-swann - All time

Northern Ireland became 'funnel' to Republic from Britain after travel ban, says NI Health Minister
# South Of The Border
# South Of The Border

Northern Ireland became 'funnel' to Republic from Britain after travel ban, says NI Health Minister

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:48 PM 62,238 Views 53 Comments

Robin Swann said the Irish government did not give the Stormont executive advance warning of the ban.

Schools in NI will reopen after Christmas break but additional safety measures will be in place
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Schools in NI will reopen after Christmas break but additional safety measures will be in place

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 2:17 PM 42,952 Views 40 Comments

The Health Minister said he is engaging with the Education Minister and Chief Medical Officer on the issue.

'The situation is quite dire': Northern Ireland to go into six-week lockdown from Stephen's Day
# Six Weeks
# Six Weeks

'The situation is quite dire': Northern Ireland to go into six-week lockdown from Stephen's Day

Updated Dec 17th 2020, 9:10 PM 109,466 Views 53 Comments

Stormont sources said the proposals are more akin to March’s full-scale lockdown than the recent periods of circuit-break restrictions.

Covid-19: NPHET and Stormont to hold meetings today as Ireland faces 'delicate and precarious' situation
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: NPHET and Stormont to hold meetings today as Ireland faces 'delicate and precarious' situation

Dec 17th 2020, 8:40 AM 43,722 Views 80 Comments

NPHET is set to review the ongoing epidemiological situation across Ireland.

Covid-19 death toll passes 1,000 in Northern Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 death toll passes 1,000 in Northern Ireland

Dec 1st 2020, 3:31 PM 13,837 Views 6 Comments

Health Minister Robin Swann described it as a “sad milestone”.

'Not the time to play politics': Businesses and unions unhappy with Stormont deadlock over lockdown measures
# Stormont Deadlock
# Stormont Deadlock

'Not the time to play politics': Businesses and unions unhappy with Stormont deadlock over lockdown measures

Nov 12th 2020, 2:12 PM 7,277 Views 5 Comments

Some businesses plan to reopen regardless of what the Executive decides.

NI Health Minister self-isolating after receiving close proximity notification from Covid app
# Stopcovidni
# Stopcovidni

NI Health Minister self-isolating after receiving close proximity notification from Covid app

Oct 21st 2020, 10:13 PM 13,137 Views 8 Comments

Robin Swann received an exposure notification this evening from the StopCovid NI proximity app.

Stormont Health Minister orders independent probe after fourth Covid-19 death in Craigavon hospital
# Co Armagh
# Co Armagh

Stormont Health Minister orders independent probe after fourth Covid-19 death in Craigavon hospital

Sep 7th 2020, 10:42 PM 15,430 Views 0 Comments

Three wards at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh have been hit by coronavirus clusters.

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland
# Local Lockdowns
# Local Lockdowns

Stormont Executive to consider renewed Covid-19 restrictions for Northern Ireland

Aug 18th 2020, 8:14 PM 12,589 Views 3 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health said that measures may be taken on localised or region-wide scales.

Covid-19: Northern Ireland health minister 'concerned about rise in cases'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Northern Ireland health minister 'concerned about rise in cases'

Aug 11th 2020, 9:52 PM 28,393 Views 11 Comments

Robin Swann said there have been 194 positive tests in the last seven days.

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in Northern Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in Northern Ireland

May 26th 2020, 5:28 PM 13,533 Views 8 Comments

This is the first time since the pandemic took hold in late March that the daily figure has been zero.

Sinn Féin criticises NI health minister's 'unilateral' request for British army's help to battle coronavirus
# Stormont Executive
# Stormont Executive

Sinn Féin criticises NI health minister's 'unilateral' request for British army's help to battle coronavirus

Apr 11th 2020, 4:15 PM 44,841 Views 198 Comments

Sinn Féin have accused Robin Swann of the UUP of “unilaterally” requesting the help of the British army without consulting the Stormont Executive first.

Covid-19: Public who travelled between Dublin and Belfast on public transport 'need not be concerned'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Public who travelled between Dublin and Belfast on public transport 'need not be concerned'

Feb 28th 2020, 6:06 PM 21,037 Views 44 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann said this is ‘at an advanced stage of completion’.

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?

Oct 6th 2019, 10:00 PM 25,924 Views 18 Comments

UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.

Robin Swann to step down as leader of Ulster Unionists
# UUP
# UUP

Robin Swann to step down as leader of Ulster Unionists

Sep 30th 2019, 4:41 PM 12,942 Views 19 Comments

Swann will remain in the role until the party’s next annual general meeting in 2020.