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Stormont ministers to consider relaxations to Covid restrictions
Stormont ministers are set to consider relaxations to Covid-19 restrictions.
Workers face first commute since Plan B axed as masks in classrooms end
Commuters across the country are set to travel in to work for the first time since Plan B measures to curb the spread of Omicron were axed on Wednesday.
Public apology to Historic Institutional Abuse victims 'to be made in March'
An announcement around an official apology from Stormont to those abused in historic institutions is expected to be made on Thursday.
Removal of Covid rules in UK risks premature signal of victory
Boris Johnson's decision to remove all plan B measures in England - and to signal the end of the legal requirement to self-isolate - comes as the Omicron surge in the UK appears to have peaked.
UK Government to discuss Northern Ireland first ministers' roles after elections
The Government will speak to political parties in Northern Ireland after Assembly elections this year about the possibility of reforming the roles of the first minister and deputy first minister.
Bruised Boris Johnson comes out boosting after TV humiliation
Boris Johnson's habitual boosterism was back on display on Wednesday after a humiliating TV interview a day earlier raised questions about his state of mind.
Enacting mother and baby home proposals will take 'sustained period of time'
Work on implementing the recommendations of an expert panel into the mistreatment of women and children in mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland will take a "sustained period of time", MLAs have been told.
British Government has 'dragged its feet for too long' on legacy issues - Martin
Micheal Martin has said the British Government has "dragged its feet for too long" on legacy issues in Northern Ireland.
Ireland announces annual bank holiday to honour Covid victims and workers
Ireland is to get a bank holiday as a national commemoration of those who have lost their lives to Covid and to recognise those who worked on the frontline of the pandemic, the government has announced.
Work-from-home guidance and face masks axed in England, says Johnson
Mandatory face masks will no longer be required across England from next week while advice for people to work from home will be dropped immediately, the Prime Minister has said.