BBC News

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Social distancing to end in shops and theatres

However, ministers have not halted the 1m social distancing rule for hospitality venues.

High street £100 voucher site opens amid 'huge demand'

More than 400,000 requests are made for the voucher as the public is urged not to rush "at once".

How can I get NI £100 high street voucher card?

BBC News NI explains the application process for the High Street Spend Local Scheme.

Manchester United: Premier League club apologise to fan from Northern Ireland for racism allegation

Ryan Butler's club membership, ability to book tickets, and access to Old Trafford were suspended.

Covid-19: NI records four more coronavirus-linked deaths, 903 cases

The total number of deaths with coronavirus in NI since the start of the pandemic is 2,548.

Fuel supply: No issues in Northern Ireland, industry body says

The Petrol Retailers' Association says there is plenty of fuel in petrol stations and terminals.

Covid-19: Painted stones represent lives lost during pandemic

An event remembering those who lost their lives over the last 18 months is held at Stormont.

County Cavan: Shark body find in River Erne a 'cause for concern'

Inland Fisheries Ireland says the small spurdog shark may have been caught with a rod and line in Co Cavan.

Easyjet passengers kept on Belfast plane for two hours in security operation

Passengers say they were not allowed to disembark in Belfast for two hours but were not told why.

Labour Party an 'honest broker' for NI - Louise Haigh

The shadow secretary of state said Boris Johnson had "frayed the bonds" of the Good Friday Agreement with Brexit.

Victims' commissioner: Recruitment process begins to fill post

It comes more than a year after previous holder Judith Thompson stood down in August 2020.

Barry's: New owner seeks leisure or entertainment tenant for site

The site is being advertised as a "prime leisure and entertainment venue" by its new owner.

Tearful McIlroy 'should have done more' for Europe

An emotional Rory McIlroy says he "can't wait to get another shot" at playing in the Ryder Cup after he wins his singles match but Europe are defeated 19-9 by the US.

Vaccine passports a no-brainer, says Mallon

SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon says she has raised the issue with the NI Executive.

Covid-19: NI records six more Covid-linked deaths, 1,030 cases

The total number of deaths with coronavirus in NI since the start of the pandemic is 2,544.

Covid-19: Rules in NI to change for international travel

Rules on pre-departure Covid-19 testing change as the MoD prepares to send armed service medics to NI.

Booster jab for Covid history-maker Margaret Keenan

The 91-year-old got her booster in Coventry alongside the matron who administered her first dose.

Covid-19: Nisra records slight rise in virus-related deaths

It reports the virus was mentioned on the certificates of 63 deaths in the week up to 17 September.

Covid-19: October 14 agreed for more changes to NI restrictions

The executive agrees to ease more of NI's restrictions on 14 October, subject to a review.

Steve Strange: Ed Sheeran and Coldplay pay tribute to music agent

The County Antrim music agent, who has Snow Patrol and Eminem on his books, has died aged 53.

'Judo gives me strength to deal with sight loss'

A Coleraine judo club is one of the first in NI to offer training for visually impaired participants.

Energy prices: Brace for more price hikes in the new year

The GB gas market turmoil is not affecting NI customers, but consumers will end up paying more.

Latest Northern Ireland weather forecast

The weather forecast in Northern Ireland.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on rise in Northern Ireland

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) causes scarring of the lungs and is on the increase in NI.

Dental services in NI are 'neglecting disabled children'

Children with complex needs are being neglected by dental services in NI, two mothers say.

What will you spend your £100 voucher on?

Everyone aged 18 and over can apply for a £100 "spend local" card to use in shops before the end of November.

Johnson leadership costing communities in NI, says Haigh

Boris Johnson's "addiction to dishonesty is costing communities in Northern Ireland dear", shadow NI secretary Louise Haigh tells the Labour Party conference.

Ryder Cup: An emotional Rory McIlroy admits he 'should've done more' in Wisconsin

An emotional Rory McIlroy says he ''should have done more'' for Team Europe after they were beaten by the United States in the Ryder Cup.

'Difficulties of the past continue to threaten the present' - Clinton

Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is installed as QUB's first female chancellor.

River Foyle: Casualty airlifted to hospital after jet ski incident

Two people are taken to hospital after an incident on the River Foyle on Saturday evening.

SeaMonitor: At sea with 'Europe's largest fish counter'

Marine researchers return to the Irish Sea to work on a project to protect vulnerable species.

Lyra McKee: Patrick Gallagher and Jude McCrory in court on riot charges

They are charged with rioting and throwing petrol bombs on the night Lyra McKee was killed.

Dr Anne McCloskey suspended over Covid-19 vaccine comments complaints

Anne McCloskey posted a video on social media claiming vaccines were "damaging" young people.

Transfer test plan criticised by Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown

Donal McKeown says it will lead to the "fragmentation" of decision-making in NI's education system.

Mayo 1951 All-Ireland GAA great Prendergast dies

Paddy Prendergast, who was the last surviving starter from Mayo's 1951 All-Ireland Football winning side, dies aged 95.

Covid-19: Ireland ends mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers

No traveller arriving in the Republic from any country will now have to quarantine in a hotel.

Don Tidey: Gardaí honoured for bravery during kidnapping

Supermarket executive Don Tidey was rescued after being held captive by an IRA gang for 23 days.

Covid-19 vaccine booster programme to start in Republic of Ireland

A Covid-19 jab booster will be available for vulnerable people in the Republic from Wednesday.

County Wexford: Light aircraft crash lands on Carne Beach

Four people were on board the aircraft, however, their injuries are not life threatening.