The countries will be added to Northern Ireland's green list from 4am on Wednesday, June 30 Northern Ireland’s green list for international travel has been updated. The traffic light system for international travel means that holidaymakers travelling to certain countries in Europe and beyond will be able to go without having to self-isolate.
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The motion passed unanimously with two abstentions In a first for these islands, Derry City and Strabane councillors have agreed a motion recognising the 'rights of nature'. Penned by People Before Profit councillor Maeve O'Neill it went before the district's full council on Thursday night where it passed unanimously with two abstentions.
A freshly compiled report on where the bulk of Northern Ireland’s goods come from shows there are “five times more reasons” to prioritise trade with Great Britain as opposed to the Republic. That is the view of Sammy Wilson who made the remarks in response to a research document produced by the Department for the Economy, which sets the value of British and Irish business side-by-side.
A scheme ensuring people can provide internationally recognised proof of having had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine is to go live in Northern Ireland by 19 July. The Department of Health says the scheme could actually be delivered as early as 5 July, providing cyber security checks are cleared.
Holidaymakers will be able to enjoy the beaches of the Balearic islands, Malta, Madeira and Barbados as the destinations are added to the green list for travel, the Northern Ireland government has said. A raft of destinations will join the green list from 4am on Wednesday from which British tourists will not need to self-isolate on their return.
Mums and dads might be unaware that they can transfer over National Insurance contributions to their elderly relatives - this in turn could boost their state pension if they regularly look after their grandkids. This is because mums and dads might be unaware that they can transfer over National Insurance contributions to their elderly relatives.
Northern Ireland’s most senior judge has suggested that sentencing guidelines which are currently used in some terrorist cases could also be applied to combat organised crime gangs. Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan appeared before the Stormont Justice Committee on Thursday, when he also briefed MLAs on the backlog of court cases caused by the Covid pandemic.
NI secretary involved in ‘outrageous’ attempt to undermine Pat Finucane Supreme Court findings, court told
Northern Ireland's Secretary of State is involved in an "outrageous" attempt to undermine Supreme Court findings that solicitor Pat Finucane's murder has never been effectively investigated, a judge heard on Thursday. The murdered Belfast lawyer's widow is taking legal action against Brandon Lewis for deciding not to hold a public inquiry into state collusion in the killing.
Eight years since Portadown Integrated Primary School was promised a new building and many set backs since, there is renewed hope. The popular primary and nursery school is bursting at the seams and had hoped that a new building would have been up and running by now. Despite numerous efforts no site has yet been acquired.
Version 1 has accelerated its growth plans with the acquisition of a Northern Ireland-based digital services specialist. Neueda has been purchased for an undisclosed sum and is the 12th acquisition for Version 1 to date. Founded in Belfast in 2002, Neueda has long-standing relationships with customers across the public and private sectors including JP Morgan, Citi, Credit Suisse and Microsoft.
THE GOVERNMENT's request to extend the current grace period allowing chilled meats to be exported to Northern Ireland has not yet been confirmed, according to the EU's ambassador to the UK. Westminster has asked for the grace period, set to expire next week, to be extended until the end of September to give Britain more time to implement the protocol.
Covid-19 vaccination centres in Northern Ireland are to be opened up to all adults. In recent week the centres have been primarily focusing on the 18-39 age group, with those aged 40 and over being offered first dose appointments through community pharmacies. From 9am on Thursday, anyone aged 18 and over can book an appointment at a vaccination centre.
An additional £31.5 million is set to be diverted to efforts to tackle Northern Ireland’s spiralling waiting lists. It is understood the extra funds for elective care will be allocated as part of the first review of the Executive’s spending plans for the current financial year.
Secret teacher’s diary reveals life in NI school: Kids just clickbait for Facebook and WhatsApp they’ve no idea of world around them
Targets. Inspectors. Deadlines. Class plans. There’s a wealth of work involved in being a teacher in 2021, never mind remote education thanks to events of the last 18 months. One former teacher has published a diary about life working in a Northern Irish secondary school.
A man who was present at the death of Co Armagh student Jeni Larmour has had drug charges against him dealt with by way of conditional discharge for two years. Kavir Kalliecharan pleaded guilty at Newcastle Magistrates Court to possessing MDMA, ketamine and cannabis at Newcastle University’s Park View Student Village on Saturday, October 3 last year.
Police spent a morning patrolling outside a Northern Ireland health centre to stop attacks on anti-abortion campaigners. Tensions have been mounting in recent weeks as protesters gather outside a health centre, which they have described as a “murder mill”, holding banners with graphic images of foetuses and handing out anti-abortion leaflets to women entering and leaving the building.
The programme brings students together with mentors from various media agencies The Publicity Association Northern Ireland (PANI) has delivered another successful year of the PANI Student Advertising Programme, in collaboration with Ulster University. The programme brings students together with mentors from various media agencies to create a campaign for a local charity, which this year is Rosie’s Trust, a unique Northern Ireland Charity that supports both human and animal beneficiaries.
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, has been told that any changes made to the NI Protocol must be significant Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise LIVE UPDATES: DUP & NI Protocol - People of NI will not ‘thank or forgive’ the collapse of Stormont says Brandon Lewis
There has been recognition for a number of years that more is needed to be done to encourage greater diversity in NI’s start up scene. There has been recognition for a number of years that more is needed to be done to encourage greater diversity in NI’s start up scene.