Education Minister Peter Weir rejected an appeal from the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland for Catholic schools to "suspend" academic selection in 2020 Unemployment in Northern Ireland rose by almost 90% in April, official figures suggest Speech therapists in NI say they are facing an "uphill battle" for increased personal protection equipment Hospitality, tourism, leisure and childcare businesses in NI have been told they do not have to pay rates this year The NI Executive has created a £12m fund to assist substitute teachers during the Covid-19 crisis Friction between factions?As the assembly debated changes to Northern Ireland's lockdown restrictions, differences of opinion arose between the DUP and Sinn Féin. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: NI Executive will ‘revisit indoor family meetings’
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"Everybody is operating in the same geographical area, obviously if you have more freedom of movement in future and people going further away from where they live, they'll be coming into contact with others including in the Republic if they're travelling there," she said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Q&A: What is NI’s contact tracing plan?
But while those in the south and east of the country will be able to make the most of unlimited exercise, north-west Scotland, Northern Ireland and north-west England could face a wet weekend, with a weather front bringing heavy rain on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. … [Read more...] about UK weather: Britain set to ‘feel like June or July’ after record subzero cold snap
"A lot of dry weather to come as well but the further north and west you are, there is the chance of seeing some rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland through Sunday morning, and the odd spot of drizzle for northern England and north Wales. … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: Heatwave to bring blazing sunshine and highs of 27C next week
UK 5 day weather forecast Today: Rain over northern and eastern parts clearing for most during the morning. Some heavy rain for Scotland. Brightening up then but some showers developing and further rain arriving into northwest Scotland. Cooler than recently and windier, particularly for Northern Ireland. … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: ‘Unusual’ 60mph winds and a month’s worth of rain to batter Britain