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A north west MEP says there’s a need for Northern Ireland to have a stronger voice in Europe.   Chris Macmanus was speaking after MEPs overwhelmingly backed ratifying the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and also overwhelmingly backing a resolution setting out current Brexit concerns.   Chris MacManus says what…

A Cavan councillor says people along the border have exercised common sense when it comes to differing Covid-19 restrictions between the North and South. It follows reports of a surge in bookings for hair appointments from the Republic, with salons and barbers to reopen there on Friday. The Justice Minister,…

Publicans believe its “inevitable” that people living in the North West and border counties will travel to the North when the pubs reopen there.   From April 30th, pubs in Northern Ireland are allowed to reopen for outdoor service.   The Licensed Vintners Association is calling on the Government to…

Ministers at Stormont will meet later to discuss the easing of lockdown measures in Northern Ireland. It is expected to include dates for when things like hairdressers, non-essential retail and other businesses can reopen. Deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has suggested it will span “months”. Virologist at Queens University in…

A Donegal GP says there greater confidence among people living in Northern Ireland of emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic compared to those living in the south.   The confidence levels are being linked to the public’s confidence in the roll out of vaccination processes. Some public health experts are concerned…