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From TheJournal.ie Three new deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland Coronavirus

Three new deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

The number of cases in the North has risen to 275.

From TheJournal.ie People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals Coronavirus

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Second death confirmed in Northern Ireland and 20 more cases Covid-19

Coronavirus: Second death confirmed in Northern Ireland and 20 more cases

The patient was elderly and had an underlying medical condition.

From TheJournal.ie Twenty-two new cases in the North as total number there climbs to 108 Northern Ireland

Twenty-two new cases in the North as total number there climbs to 108

The total number of tests completed in the North now stands at 2,186.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Northern Ireland records first death as elderly patient dies in hospital Covid19

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland records first death as elderly patient dies in hospital

The news was announced by the North’s Department of Health this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster: Developing 'herd immunity' to Covid-19 not a policy adopted by Stormont Executive 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis Covid19

'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis

Schools across the UK will close from Friday until further notice for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable.

From TheJournal.ie UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI The Troubles

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI

The plans will deliver on the government’s promise to protect its former soldiers.

From TheJournal.ie Stormont ministers agree measures to delay spread of Covid-19 Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers agree measures to delay spread of Covid-19

First Minister Arlene Foster said “these are unprecedented times”.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O’Neill calls for NI schools to close over coronavirus 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.

From The42 Slovakia call for Euros play-off with Ireland to be postponed Uncertainty

Slovakia call for Euros play-off with Ireland to be postponed

Bosnia have asked for their clash with Northern Ireland to be called off, too.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of Lyra McKee dies a month before anniversary of daughter's death RIP

Mother of Lyra McKee dies a month before anniversary of daughter's death

Joan Lawrie died ‘peacefully’ in hospital on Tuesday, her daughter-in-law Nichola Corner confirmed in a social media post.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach's visit to the White House still set to go ahead Coronavirus

Taoiseach's visit to the White House still set to go ahead

Leo Varadkar will meet President Donald Trump on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie British army veteran's trial over Troubles-era shooting postponed amid concerns over Covid-19 Dennis Hutchings

British army veteran's trial over Troubles-era shooting postponed amid concerns over Covid-19

Dennis Hutchings is due at Belfast Crown Court on Monday for the opening day of his trial.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital in Antrim sets up drive-through Covid-19 testing service Coronavirus

Hospital in Antrim sets up drive-through Covid-19 testing service

Patients will be swabbed in the nose and mouth then told to go home and self-isolate while awaiting the outcome.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Two new cases in Northern Ireland, total in Britain increases to 84 Coronavirus

Covid-19: Two new cases in Northern Ireland, total in Britain increases to 84

The news comes after the second case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the Republic of Ireland yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Public who travelled between Dublin and Belfast on public transport 'need not be concerned' Coronavirus

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’.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: WHO increases Covid-19 risk to 'very high at a global level' Coronavirus

As it happened: WHO increases Covid-19 risk to 'very high at a global level'

Here’s a round-up of the latest developments after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the North yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 in Northern Ireland: HSE seeking to trace passengers seated near patient on Dublin flight Coronavirus

Covid-19 in Northern Ireland: HSE seeking to trace passengers seated near patient on Dublin flight

The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland confirmed the news this evening.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: First case of Covid-19 confirmed on island of Ireland Northern Ireland

As it happened: First case of Covid-19 confirmed on island of Ireland

It’s understood the person travelled from northern Italy through Dublin and onto Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Latest search for Co Down woman who went missing 15 years ago set to end Lisa Dorrian

Latest search for Co Down woman who went missing 15 years ago set to end

Lisa Dorrian has been missing since 28 February 2005.

From TheJournal.ie 'Blueshirts' and borders: Sinn Féin tells Newry voters that a united Ireland has never been closer Rally

'Blueshirts' and borders: Sinn Féin tells Newry voters that a united Ireland has never been closer

Sinn Féin held a public meeting in Newry tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Conor Murphy again refuses to state that Paul Quinn was not a criminal Sinn Féin

Conor Murphy again refuses to state that Paul Quinn was not a criminal

Quinn’s mother Breege has repeatedly called for the Sinn Féin MLA to publicly state that her son, who was murdered in 2007, was not a criminal.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish protocol puts the North at the centre of a complicated Venn diagram Brexit

The Irish protocol puts the North at the centre of a complicated Venn diagram

Northern Ireland is “at the centre of a very complicated Venn diagram”, is how one academic put it.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI investigate after old police flyers calling alcohol 'the number one rape drug' are distributed Belfast

PSNI investigate after old police flyers calling alcohol 'the number one rape drug' are distributed

The leaflets were distributed in north Belfast earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Sacked NI secretary Julian Smith hits back at accusations he sealed power-sharing deal by keeping details from Johnson Julian Smith

Sacked NI secretary Julian Smith hits back at accusations he sealed power-sharing deal by keeping details from Johnson

Smith said that Johnson did not “sign off a key government deal without reading it first”.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one wants a bar full of vending machines': NI businesses say new UK immigration system will cause labour shortage Northern Ireland

'No one wants a bar full of vending machines': NI businesses say new UK immigration system will cause labour shortage

Business groups across the UK have also criticised the points-based immigration system.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish Tory leader backs Johnson's ‘bold and imaginative’ plan for NI-Scotland bridge Building Bridges

Scottish Tory leader backs Johnson's ‘bold and imaginative’ plan for NI-Scotland bridge

Johnson’s suggestion of the bridge has been branded “a vanity project” by Scotland’s Transport Secretary.

From TheJournal.ie NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith Cabinet

NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith

Smith was sacked as NI secretary during the Cabinet reshuffle.

From TheJournal.ie Brandon Lewis named new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis named new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

He succeeds Julian Smith who was sacked today.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland police breached man's human rights by keeping his DNA Privacy Rights

Northern Ireland police breached man's human rights by keeping his DNA

The case could have implications for the DNA databse in the Republic of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK Tick Tock

House of Lords warns Brexit deal could see Northern Ireland in different time zone to rest of UK

A report from a House of Lords committee warned Northern Ireland may be legally obliged to be one hour ahead for six months every year.

From TheJournal.ie The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

From TheJournal.ie £20 billion Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge being examined by Boris Johnson's government Bridge Too Far

£20 billion Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge being examined by Boris Johnson's government

Downing Street official said that a range of officials were looking at the idea.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home' Opinion

Opinion: 'It's only as an adult in a post-Brexit world that the extent of what people lived through in the Troubles hits home'

Two women and dancers, Nicola Curry and Liz Roche, explore their own stories of growing up on both sides of the border.

From TheJournal.ie DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government' Good Friday Agreement

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes to 'leader and bridge-builder' Séamus Mallon at funeral mass in Co Armagh RIP

Tributes to 'leader and bridge-builder' Séamus Mallon at funeral mass in Co Armagh

The 83-year-old died at his home in Co Armagh on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Famed for his stubbornness and acerbic wit, Seamus Mallon was never one to fall into line' Peace And Justice

'Famed for his stubbornness and acerbic wit, Seamus Mallon was never one to fall into line'

Mallon, the former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, passed away yesterday aged 83.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is an appalling situation': Judge furious by delays in Miami Showband legal case Northern Ireland

'This is an appalling situation': Judge furious by delays in Miami Showband legal case

Mr Justice Paul Maguire gave lawyers two weeks to sort issues around disclosure of sensitive security documents.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Irish parties say 'no thanks' to £1,000 pay rise amid public anger 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.

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