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# Robin Swann

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O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues
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
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 said the biggest challenge has been explaining to his children why their home has had to be fortified.
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Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid
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
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
Assembly members will debate the regulations at Stormont later this afternoon.
Man charged following death threats to NI health minister Robin Swann
The man will appear in court tomorrow morning.
Stormont Health Minister sues Van Morrison over ‘very dangerous’ criticism
The defamation proceedings are set for a court date in early 2022.
UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stormont’s health minister warned the current pressures are likely to move to intensive care units in ten days’ time.
Northern Ireland became 'funnel' to Republic from Britain after travel ban, says NI Health Minister
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
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
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
NPHET is set to review the ongoing epidemiological situation across Ireland.
Covid-19 death toll passes 1,000 in Northern Ireland
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
Some businesses plan to reopen regardless of what the Executive decides.
NI Health Minister self-isolating after receiving close proximity notification from Covid app
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
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
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'
Robin Swann said there have been 194 positive tests in the last seven days.
No new Covid-19 deaths reported in Northern Ireland
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
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'
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?
UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.
Robin Swann to step down as leader of Ulster Unionists
Swann will remain in the role until the party’s next annual general meeting in 2020.