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Changes to self-isolation rules agreed for Northern Ireland
Close contacts will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days as long as they test negative and have had both Covid-19 vaccine jabs.
Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland
It comes after a relaxation of coronavirus regulations by the Stormont Executive to allow live music to resume.
Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations
The rules will change at 6pm on Tuesday.
NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis
Northern Ireland has the worst waiting times for elective care procedures in the UK.
Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services
The North’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019 but full services have not been commissioned due to disagreements between the Executive parties.
Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'
The Assembly was recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals to deal with legacy in NI.
Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow
A former chief constable said the plans for a statute of limitations did not sit comfortably with him.
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson set to make changes to his Stormont team today
The DUP has been rocked by bitter divisions played out in public in recent weeks.
NI Protocol - not DUP - threatens Stormont stability, Jeffrey Donaldson says
The new DUP leader today issued his first keynote speech to party members.
Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions
The relaxations include the return of live music across the hospitality sector.
Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism
Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'
Edwin Poots announced last night he is to quit as as DUP leader after only three weeks.
Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.
Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.
DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.
Who is Paul Givan, the man set to replace Arlene Foster as First Minister?
At 39, Givan would be the youngest person to serve as First Minister.
A row over the Irish language and the new First Minister has raised election talk in the North, what's it all about?
New DUP leader Edwin Poots won’t be putting himself forward but the new FM has not been confirmed.
European Commission VP and UK's Brexit minister invited to give evidence to Stormont committee
The committee chairman said they’re being asked to give evidence on the impact of Brexit and the NI Protocol.
Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.
Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job
A source close to the Lagan Valley MP told the News Letter that he could contest the election.
Brian Rowan: Arlene's feathers are ruffled today, but the DUP itself is under pressure
Former BBC correspondent Brian Rowan looks at the embattled DUP leader’s position today.
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.
Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates – 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.
Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
Opinion: The violence this week was choreographed by criminal gangs using children as fodder
Emma DeSouza says the unrest in the North is not a failure of peace but a failure of leadership.
Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.
NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.
'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown
The plan includes up to six people from two households being able to meet outdoors in a private garden from 1 April.
McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'
Sinn Féin abstained from a vote on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill last night.
Boris Johnson unveils Northern Ireland's centenary programme
It will also pay tribute to those who worked tirelessly to support the region during the pandemic, Boris Johnson added.
Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.
Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today
The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.
Stormont researcher gets in a flap after pigeon interrupts finance committee meeting
The pigeon was dragged into a video call by an attendee’s cat.
DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont
The DUP private member’s bill will attempt to prevent terminations up to birth in cases of non-fatal serious disabilities.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Stormont leaders defend lifting of circuit-breaker lockdown in Northern Ireland
A two-week circuit-breaker is ending tomorrow.
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.