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Northern Ireland pauses pub reopening after coronavirus spike

06 Aug 2020

BELFAST Northern Ireland halted its plan to reopen all pubs and ordered citizens to wear face masks indoors on Thursday after reporting its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since May.

UPDATE 1-Northern Ireland pauses pub reopening after coronavirus spike

06 Aug 2020

BELFAST, Aug 6 Northern Ireland halted its plan to reopen all pubs and ordered citizens to wear face masks indoors on Thursday after reporting its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since May.

John Hume, Northern Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate, dies at 83

03 Aug 2020

BELFAST John Hume, a key Roman Catholic architect of Northern Ireland's 1998 Good Friday peace agreement who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending 30 years of sectarian violence, died on Monday at the age of 83, his SDLP party said.

Northern Ireland to drop COVID-19 quarantine for same countries as England

09 Jul 2020

BELFAST Northern Ireland on Friday will drop quarantine requirements for people travelling to it from the same 50 countries that England has exempted, a spokesman for Northern Ireland's health department said on Thursday.

Northern Ireland brings in tough measures to fight coronavirus

28 Mar 2020

BELFAST Northern Ireland will introduce "sweeping new powers" to combat the spread of coronavirus from 2300 GMT on Saturday, with many restrictions on businesses tougher than the rest of the United Kingdom.

Ireland counts cost of lay-offs as coronavirus cases rise

20 Mar 2020

DUBLIN/BELFAST Irish authorities said on Thursday they had received 58,000 applications for a new emergency welfare payment for employees and self-employed people who have lost their jobs or had hours cut due to coronavirus.

DUP leader not solely to blame in North Ireland 'cash for ash' scandal - inquiry

13 Mar 2020

BELFAST Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster was one of a number of policymakers criticised in an inquiry on Friday into the so-called "cash for ash" scandal, which caused a three-year suspension of the province's government until January.

DUP leader not solely to blame in N.Ireland "cash for ash" scandal - inquiry

13 Mar 2020

BELFAST, March 13 Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster was one of a number of policymakers criticised in an inquiry on Friday into the so-called "cash for ash" scandal, which caused a three-year suspension of the province's government until January.

Johnson visits Northern Ireland to meet new executive, Irish PM

13 Jan 2020

BELFAST Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland on Monday to mark the restoration of the British province's devolved executive after three years and to hold talks with Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar. | Video

Northern Ireland's politicians return to work after three-year standoff

11 Jan 2020

BELFAST Northern Ireland's main political parties sat down together in Belfast on Saturday to form a power-sharing government and end a three-year standoff that threatened a key part of the province's 1998 peace settlement.

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