Belfast Zoo is helping to spread some positivity and coming to you through the world of social media while it is temporarily closed to the public due to Covid19. The dedicated zoo team are providing regular updates so you don’t miss out on the animal antics, and posting them onRead More →

Northern Ireland’s education system is under “extreme pressure” and “cannot fulfil its obligation” to all children with special educational needs (SEN). These were just some of the critical claims presented by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY), Koulla Yiasouma, in the robust report published on theRead More →

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and Education Minister Peter Weir have announced plans to make sure families do not experience hardship as a result of schools closing. Communities Minister, Deirdre Hargey said: “We have taken action so that almost 97,000 children who are entitled to free school meals will benefit. IRead More →

SPAR, EUROSPAR and VIVO in Northern Ireland have published a list of 225 community stores that are offering home delivery during the Coronavirus outbreak. Following the latest enforcements from the Government to tackle the spread of the virus, the Henderson Group which owns the brands in Northern Ireland is callingRead More →

Health Minister Robin Swann has today published details of a new bespoke home childcare scheme to meet the childcare needs of keyworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister said: “I have been very clear in my message that staying at home will save lives.  I am very aware that keyworkersRead More →

The Education Minister Peter Weir has written to educational settings in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus) You will be aware that yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 18 March) the First Minister and deputy First Minister announced a radical package of measures that the Executive is taking immediately to deal with the unprecedented challengesRead More →

Education Minister Peter Weir has today issued guidance to schools and other educational settings in Northern Ireland. The guidance is intended to assist schools and other educational settings, including early years and youth, to provide advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Minister said:Read More →

Titanic Belfast has been featured in the newest Mr. Men book, ‘Mr. Men in Ireland’! The iconic Northern Ireland landmark is the Mr. Men’s first stop on an epic trip throughout Ireland as they seek to help Mr. Quiet, a man of few words, to find the Blarney Stone inRead More →