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# robin-swann - Thursday 10 February, 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 10,912 Views 3 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

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 9,924 Views 2 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

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 17,170 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 - Thursday 23 December, 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 78,884 Views 49 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

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 7,937 Views 12 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Monday 13 December, 2021

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 15,588 Views 25 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

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 10,987 Views 0 Comments

The man will appear in court tomorrow morning.

# robin-swann - Sunday 7 November, 2021

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 32,455 Views 0 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Monday 14 June, 2021

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 28,904 Views 17 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Thursday 27 May, 2021

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 6,721 Views 15 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Monday 24 May, 2021

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 35,987 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.

# robin-swann - Thursday 22 April, 2021

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 16,072 Views 13 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

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 10,915 Views 6 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Friday 19 March, 2021

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 19,857 Views 75 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

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 12,903 Views 11 Comments

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

# robin-swann - 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 9,846 Views 0 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

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 62,231 Views 53 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Monday 21 December, 2020

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 42,936 Views 40 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Thursday 17 December, 2020

'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 109,429 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 43,707 Views 80 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

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 13,828 Views 6 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Thursday 12 November, 2020

'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 7,267 Views 5 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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 13,118 Views 8 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Monday 7 September, 2020

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 15,413 Views 0 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

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 12,581 Views 3 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

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 28,386 Views 11 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

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 13,526 Views 8 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Saturday 11 April, 2020

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 44,830 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.

# robin-swann - Friday 28 February, 2020

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 21,024 Views 44 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'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 25,918 Views 18 Comments

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

# robin-swann - Monday 30 September, 2019

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 12,932 Views 19 Comments

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