BBC News

March 13, 2020

Covid-19: NI Executive to discuss travel isolation rules

Ministers will discuss whether to relax restrictions on fully vaccinated EU or US travellers.

Casement Park: Stadium costs to exceed £110m, GAA says

The GAA says it does not intend to increase its £15m contribution to the west Belfast stadium.

Covid-19: Belfast Trust to cancel some cancer surgeries

The trust says it is working to reschedule procedures, which have been cancelled due to a rising number of Covid-19 patients.

Ardoyne: Woman arrested over murder of baby in Belfast

A second child is in intensive care in hospital after the incident at a house in the Ardoyne area.

Braniel Primary: First Irish pre-school in east Belfast to relocate

Naíscoil na Seolta will not open at Braniel Primary in September due to a "social media hate campaign".

Covid-19: Stormont 'ignored women's needs' in pandemic response

The Women's Policy Group wants ministers to help provide better childcare and workplace equality.

NI-born paralympian guilty over plane glue stunt

Former Paralympian James Brown glued himself to an aircraft in an Extinction Rebellion protest.

Liam Campbell: Omagh suspect to be extradited to Lithuania over Real IRA weapons

Liam Campbell's appeal against extradition to face weapons smuggling charges is dismissed.

Casement Park GAA stadium plans formally approved

It is not clear who will fund the project as costs have risen above the original estimate to £110m.

Covid-19: Walk-in vaccine clinic for pregnant women launched

It comes as some health trusts confirmed an increased number of Covid cases among maternity patients.

Northern Ireland coast visitors warned not to disturb marine wildlife

Dolphins, minke whales, harbour porpoises and a thresher shark have been spotted off NI's coast.

Covid-19: Three more deaths and 1,600 new cases in NI

Three more people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

Covid-19: Travellers fear vaccine passports will come too late

Some travellers due to fly within days, or even hours, are still waiting for their certification.

Covid-19: Over-12s should be offered vaccine, says Peter Weir

Former Education Minister Peter Weir says doing so could reduce virus spread and school absences.

High Street voucher scheme: Robin Swann to consider vaccination link

Robin Swann says he will look at only allowing those fully vaccinated to cash in high street vouchers.

Covid-19: Health Trusts cancel surgeries as Covid admissions rise

The chief medical officer says the health service is operating under "huge pressures".

Covid-19: Nurse says 'red tape' a delay to increasing staff

It follows a weekend when health trusts made urgent appeals for off-duty staff to return to work.

NI Covid-19 restrictions: Your questions answered

BBC News NI sets out the latest steps ministers are taking to ease Northern Ireland's lockdown.

Covid-19: Getting back on stage will 'feel like Christmas'

Two young actors cannot wait to perform live in front of an indoor audience on Tuesday.

Latest Northern Ireland weather forecast

The weather forecast in Northern Ireland.

Missing ring found by father-and-son detectorists at Downhill

Metal detectorists Andy and Ryan McCloy came to the rescue after a bride-to-be's social media appeal.

Ballywatticock: What is the origin of NI weather station names?

Ballywatticock had its moment in the sun but what is its origin that of other weather station names?

Omagh ruling: Victims' families and politicians react

Victims' families and politicians respond to the judgement in case linked to Omagh bomb.

Covid-19: Vaccine 'just makes me feel a lot safer'

A pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinic for pregnant women has been launched by the Northern Trust.

Kidney transplant: 'Two people gave me my life back'

Ciaran Campbell, 33, from Dungannon in County Tyrone, has received two kidney transplants.

Casement Park: Stormont should cover extra cost, says Mallon

Stormont should cover the extra cost of rebuilding the GAA's Casement Park, says Nichola Mallon.

'The biggest victory of Lisburn boxer's career!'

Team Ireland boxer Kurt Walker is one win away from an Olympic medal after defeating Uzbekistan's world champion Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov.

North west floods support scheme opens for farmers

The £2.7m scheme opens almost four years since record rainfall fell on the north west.

Londonderry: Boy arrested after 14-year-old assaulted

It follows an incident in the Clon Elagh area of the city in the early hours of Wednesday.

New exhibition explores life along Derry-Donegal border

The production, entitled Borderlands, will feature interviews from 22 people living in border areas.

Axa Insurance: Company announces 60 new jobs for Londonderry

The new jobs will take the firm's workforce in the north west to more than 600.

Irish Sea rescue after man spends 10 hours in water

The man is "stressed but stable" after his ordeal in the Irish Sea off the coast of County Louth.

Covid-19: Irish vaccine programme to include 12-15-year-olds

Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin says it represents a "significant opening up" of the programme.

Ronan Keating accepts phone hacking damages

The ex-Boyzone singer's lawyers told the High Court of the distress caused by newspapers stories.

Coronavirus: Irish pubs and restaurants resume indoor service

Many pubs, especially those that don't serve food, have been closed since March 2020.

Coronavirus: Draft guidelines for Irish indoor hospitality published

From Monday, businesses must ask customers for proof that they have immunity from Covid-19.