BBC News

March 13, 2020

Arlene Foster: DUP leader sues Christian Jessen for defamation

Arlene Foster's defamation action against Dr Christian Jessen centres on an "attack" on her marriage.

Endometriosis: Bride-to-be 'pleading' for hysterectomy aged 23

A young woman with endometriosis says surgery is being refused due to her age and childless status.

Coronavirus: NI driving lessons and tests may resume

BBC News NI speaks to young people excited at the prospect of sitting their driving tests.

Feel-good NI women are the ultimate underdog story

The NI women's team's rise from being disbanded in 2000 to qualifying for Euro 2022 is nothing short of astonishing says BBC Sport NI's Andy Gray.

Hyper-fast broadband: 'No queue-jumpers' for connection in NI

The company running the new network warns that it will not give preferential treatment to anyone.

Lord Hay: DUP peer 'discriminated' against in passport quest

Former Stormont speaker Lord Hay says he was told he must apply for citizenship to get a passport.

Derry: Petrol bombs thrown at police at scene of shooting

Officers responding to a gun attack by masked men were attacked in the Bogside in Londonderry.

Coronavirus Catch-up: What are your questions on the pandemic in NI?

BBC News NI answers your questions on the Coronavirus pandemic in Northern Ireland.

Climate change: 'Not enough resilient woodland' in NI

Northern Ireland has the lowest density of woodland in Europe and is well behind the UK average.

Brexit: Lord Frost to meet EU to discuss NI Protocol

Lord Frost and Maros Sefcovic will discuss the UK's "work plan" for the NI part of the Brexit deal.

NI hospital waiting lists could take 10 years to tackle

Health Minister says significant and recurrent funding is needed to address "dire waiting lists".

Stay-at-home order lifted as restrictions ease

Northern Ireland is the last part of the UK to lift the rule, but people will be told to "stay local".

Covid-19: Belfast Nightingale Hospital is stood down

Covid-19 patients will now be cared for at the Mater Hospital, as Belfast City focuses on surgery.

Covid-19: Stormont to recover millions in business grants

The Department of Finance has written to 480 firms requesting the repayment of money issued incorrectly.

NI Covid-19 restrictions: Your questions answered

BBC News NI's Jayne McCormack answers readers' questions about the latest steps to ease lockdown.

Covid-19: All NI pupils return to school after Easter break

It is the first time all pupils in Northern Ireland have been in school since before Christmas.

Joe Biden: Could his tax plan affect US investment in Ireland?

US investment in Ireland could dry up if President Biden leads a major change to global tax rules.

Latest Northern Ireland weather forecast

The weather forecast in Northern Ireland.

Timeline: How Northern Ireland's violence unfolded

BBC News NI charts the rioting in several towns and cities since the end of March.

Grand National 2021: NI silversmith designs winner's trophy

Cara Murphy from Hillsborough was commissioned to design the prize for this year's race at Aintree.

Prince Philip: Northern Ireland pays tribute

Tributes are paid to the Duke of Edinburgh following his death at the age of 99.

'Ambition needed' over NI tree cover

The Woodland Trust is calling for more ambitious targets to be set to bring back Northern Ireland's forests.

NI women make history to reach first major tournament

Watch extended highlights as Northern Ireland seal their place at Euro 2022 with a 4-1 aggregate win over Ukraine in Belfast.

Cara Monagahan: 'Everyone deserves to play music'

A Cookstown teenager teams up with the Afghan Women’s Orchestra in a peace-building video.

The homecoming call for Northern Ireland's gaming industry

NI Screen and Hypixel Studios launch incentive to encourage people to work in local gaming industry.

Londonderry: Man injured in 'paramilitary-style' shooting

In Derry, a man is shot in the leg in what police have described as a "barbaric act".

Magilligan: Burning car on track forces train emergency stop

The incident involving a passenger train is described as a "reckless endangerment to life".

Blood Sunday: Peggy Deery's family awarded £267,000

Peggy Deery, a widowed mother-of-fourteen, was the only woman to have been shot on Bloody Sunday.

Londonderry to Donegal walking and cycling route approved

Derry City and Strabane District Council gave the 8.5km cross-border route the green light on Monday.

Tipperary: Child dies after being hit by bus

It is understood the child was playing near her Tipperary home when she was hit by a bus.

Will RoI deliver 'million a month' vaccine promise?

More than 300,000 are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with 1.06m doses delivered, figures show.

Brexit prompts JD Sports to open Dublin warehouse

The firm's imports to GB now incur tariffs when they are distributed onward to its stores across Europe.

UK exports to Ireland partially recover following Brexit

The trade figures were the first since new rules came into force as a result of Brexit.

Irish health body recommends AZ vaccine limit

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee says the AstraZeneca vaccine should be limited to over-60s.