BBC News

March 13, 2020

Covid-19: NI Executive urged to rethink new travel rules

Two tourism bodies are concerned about rules on visitors arriving from the Common Travel Area.

Daisy Hill: Two staff members hurt in hospital attack

The Southern Trust say a nurse and a healthcare worker were injured, while a man has been arrested.

Edwin Poots and the DUP facing big questions after smash-and-grab win

The DUP's new leader decided against speaking to the media - so here's what we would have asked him.

Covid-19: Police warn against Rangers crowds in Belfast's Shankill area

The PSNI say they will gather evidence on potential Covid-19 breaches as fans celebrate in Belfast.

Cranes: Flying giant returning to Ireland after 300 years

A pair of cranes are nesting on a rewetted peat bog in the Republic of Ireland's midlands.

Covid-19 jabs to go ahead in Ireland despite cyber attack

Vaccinations will continue despite an attack described as the most significant in the state's history.

Debenhams closure signals challenge for Northern Ireland retail

The department store is the latest in a series of big names to disappear from the high street in NI.

NI Climate Bill: Farming dominates debate over Stormont bill

This week's NI Assembly debate was just the start of what will be a long and involved process.

Linfield fail to clinch title after late Larne goal

Linfield fail to clinch the Irish Premiership title as a dramatic late goal from Josh Robinson earns Larne a 2-1 victory at Windsor Park.

Edwin Poots is elected DUP leader

The NI agriculture minister will succeed Arlene Foster as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.

Ballymurphy: Boris Johnson criticised for 'tactless' apology

Sir Richard Needham says Boris Johnson should have met relatives in person.

Ballymurphy Inquest: Anger over manner of PM apology

Relatives say the words in a letter from Boris Johnson's are unacceptable and mean 'nothing'.

Ballymurphy Inquest: Civil action to resume over deaths

An inquest found that 10 people killed in west Belfast in an Army operation in 1971 were innocent.

Ballymurphy: The search for truth

A look at the background to the events of 1971 in west Belfast and bereaved families' search for truth.

Ballymurphy Inquest: 'A cry of horror I'll never forget'

BBC News NI's Will Leitch reflects on the often harrowing evidence of the Ballymurphy Inquest.

Ballymurphy Inquest: 'World knows what we fought for wasn't in vain'

Ballymurphy families react to an inquest's finding that victims were innocent.

Ballymurphy Inquest: Coroner finds 10 victims were innocent

A priest and a mother of eight were among 10 people killed in Belfast after an Army operation in 1971.

PM 'apologises for events in Ballymurphy' in 1971

On Tuesday, an inquest found that 10 people shot in west Belfast in 1971 were innocent.

Ballymurphy Inquest: Politicians react to inquest findings

Reaction to a coroner's findings that all 10 people shot dead in Ballymurphy in 1971 were innocent.

Covid-19: Half a million in NI have had two vaccine doses

One million people will have had at least one jab "imminently", says the health department.

Covid-19: NI 89 new cases, one further death

The total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Northern Ireland is now 1,485,125.

Coronavirus: Five suspected AZ vaccine-linked blood clots in NI

A total of 550,000 people received the AstraZeneca vaccine in Northern Ireland up to 28 April 2021.

Covid-19: What are the stats as restrictions ease further?

Given the successful rollout of the vaccination programme, we are now in a much healthier place.

Coronavirus: NI's vaccination programme faces delay

It comes after it was announced that under-40s are to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab.

Covid-19: Hospital and care home pandemic visiting rules ease

Rules are relaxed for visits to places such as care homes, hospitals, hospices and maternity wards.

Edwin Poots: Who is the new leader of the DUP?

The NI Assembly member for Lagan Valley has become the fourth leader of the party in its 50-year history.

DUP leadership: The party that went from firebrands to government

BBC News NI traces the history of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), ahead of a leadership contest.

DUP chooses new leader amid debate over unionism's future

As the party prepares to select a new leader, Chris Page says the party has detected worrying signs.

Latest Northern Ireland weather forecast

The weather forecast in Northern Ireland.

Alliance's Kate Nicholl to be Belfast's new lord mayor

The Zimbabwe-born councillor will succeed the DUP's Frank McCoubrey when she takes up the post in June.

Northern Ireland abortion: Real lives behind new drama

Lola Petticrew plays a pregnant schoolgirl whose mum faces prosecution after buying abortion pills.

'Immense' opportunity to make NI great - Poots

Mr Poots beat MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson to take on the top post in the party by 19 votes to 17.

Ballymurphy families: 'Do this right - we want PM at the despatch box'

The families of the 10 people killed in Ballymurphy in 1971 receive a letter of apology from PM.

Ballymurphy: UK government 'truly sorry' over innocent victims

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis says the prime minister will write to the families of those killed.

Schools asked to run free summer schemes for pupils

The Department of Education (DE) is set to pay schools up to £5,000 a week to run the voluntary schemes.

Londonderry: Man charged over explosives find

The 59-year-old is due to appear in court in Londonderry next month.

Seamus Deane: Derry-born author and poet dies

Irish President Michael D Higgins says Deane, who was 81, leaves an "incomparable legacy".

Signed Harry Kane shirt lifts Londonderry schoolboy's spirits

Five-year-old Caleb Toland was sent a signed shirt from Harry Kane after undergoing brain surgery.

Londonderry: Bridge reopens as alert declared an elaborate hoax

The Craigavon Bridge in Londonderry reopens to traffic after a suspicious object sparked an alert.

Londonderry: Five men arrested over terrorism offences

They were arrested over the 1993 murder of a police officer and the attempted murder of an officer in April.

Mary Durkan resigning from Derry City and Strabane council

Ms Durkan has represented the Foyleside district electoral area since 2019.

A5 road upgrade delays 'putting lives at risk', says Martina Anderson

Sinn Féin's Martina Anderson says the delays are "an absolute scandal".

Michelle O'Neill defends Sinn Féin decision on Martina Anderson

On Tuesday the family of Martina Anderson said the Foyle MLA had been "humiliated" by the party.

Cyber attack 'most significant on Irish state'

Irish health chiefs temporarily shut down its IT system which severely impacted some services.

Kieran Creaven: Former RTÉ producer pleads guilty to child abuse charges

Kieran Creaven pleaded guilty to offences that occurred in Ireland, UK and Philippines.

Covid-19 infection rate falling in County Donegal

The Irish health minister says the drop is due to the "strong response" of local communities.

Man and woman die in Roscommon house fire

The man and woman, who were in their 50s, died following the blaze on Thursday morning.

Ireland: Tánaiste wants travel to Britain back by summer

Leo Varadkar says he can "make the case" for the return of travel between Britain and Ireland.

Irish Sea Border: UK exports to Ireland drop since Brexit

However there were signs of a recovery in March with trade increasing.