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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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# Cross border
No resolution reached between Irish government and Stormont leaders over passenger data sharing
Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill described the situation as ‘regrettable’.
# sharing is caring
Leaders in the North criticise Irish Government for failing to share passenger data
Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill said repeated efforts to secure the information had failed.
# Stormont
Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19
It comes amid stricter lockdown measures to stop a rise in transmission of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by new cases.
# Covid-19
20 more Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland as six-week lockdown begins
There have been almost 1,000 new cases of the virus in the North in the last 48 hours.
# Northern Ireland
Late-night NI Executive meeting called to discuss potential travel ban from Britain
Michelle O’Neill said there is “no time to lose in agreeing a travel ban”.
# reopening
Stormont leaders defend lifting of circuit-breaker lockdown in Northern Ireland
A two-week circuit-breaker is ending tomorrow.
# dr tom black
Taoiseach says DUP was 'wrong' to use cross-community veto on public health measures
The DUP had disagreed with other parties in the Stormont Executive on continuing the Covid-19 restrictions after today.
# restrictions
'This is the only way forward': Deadlock broken as ministers agree to extend circuit break in Northern Ireland
A fourth executive meeting in as many days reached a breakthrough in Stormont today.
# Coronavirus
Fifteen deaths and 548 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.
# Coronavirus
Ten deaths and 471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.
# Centenary
Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning
Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.
# Stormont
Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment
Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.
# Brexit
Irish Sea checks will be ‘operationally effective’ by New Year even if facilities are unfinished
That’s according to Andrew McCormick, Stormont’s lead official on EU exit.
# Stormont
'Complacency is our enemy': New restrictions to limit social interaction between households in Belfast
Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill announced the new measures this evening.
# sinn féin NI leader
Michelle O'Neill admits public health message has been undermined by Bobby Storey funeral attendance
DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the admission, which she said caused “deep hurt and anger”.
# Local Lockdowns
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.
# Belfast
Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions
Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.
# contact tracing
New contact tracing app to be launched in Northern Ireland next week
There is interoperability with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 contact tracing app.
# Stormont
'It is a mess across the island': NI leaders seek summit to discuss Covid-19 travel restrictions
Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster will write to Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson to make the request.
# covid19
Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism
Paula Bradshaw is going to a resort in Italy with her family next week.
# Sinn Féin
NI party leaders to meet to discuss differences over Bobby Storey funeral
Michelle O’Neill was criticised after attending a service for the former IRA prisoner this week.
# reopening
All shops in Northern Ireland are allowed to re-open today
From Monday, a much broader range of retailers in England will also open their doors.
# Northern Ireland
Only three weeks to finalise plans for Brexit checks at ports, warns senior official
The UK government’s Brexit deal means checks are needed at ports in Northern Ireland.
# Stormont
NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period
The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.
# Stormont
Northern Ireland's five-point plan for exiting Covid-19 lockdown published with no firm dates set out
Large outdoor-based retailers such as garden centres will be permitted to reopen in the first step.
# Northern Ireland
NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces
Stormont leaders also confirmed that the North’s Covid-19 infection rate is still too high to ease restrictions.
# Stormont
NI Executive given extra €57.5 million to tackle Covid-19 as further 17 people die in North
A total of 193 deaths relating to Covid-19 now been recorded in Northern Ireland.
# Northern Ireland
Arlene Foster: Developing 'herd immunity' to Covid-19 not a policy adopted by Stormont Executive
The DUP leader said that the North took its own decision to close schools from next week.
# Northern Ireland
Stormont ministers agree measures to delay spread of Covid-19
First Minister Arlene Foster said “these are unprecedented times”.
# eamon martin
Catholic Church leader urges Stormont to close NI schools but minister says it's 'not the right time'
Disagreement on the matter is also causing a rift between Sinn Féin and the DUP.
# Northern Ireland
Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus
First Minister Arlene Foster has backed the UK-wide strategy to keep public institutions open for now.
# Renewable Heat Incentive
The report into the cash-for-ash scandal is to be published today
The report will examine the role of DUP leader Arlene Foster, who presided over the department that introduced the RHI scheme.
# sinn féin surge
'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies
O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.
# Terror Threat
New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns
“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.
# Stormont
Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'
Breege Quinn is holding talks with political parties at Stormont today.
# Money message
Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger
The leaders of the five main parties said they would seek to have the pay rise deferred.
# no consent
It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal
The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.
# Emma deSouza
Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North
Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.
# Conor Murphy
Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'
This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.
# Stormont
'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit
The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.