Families of young people who are entitled to Free School Meals will receive food grants during school holidays from Christmas 2020. Education Minister Peter Weir announced the scheme which will run until Easter 2022 and is expected to cost up to around £40 million.  Well over 100,000 children will benefit. PeterRead More →

The Executive has tonight (Thursday 19 November) agreed to introduce a two week circuit breaker to slow the spread of Coronavirus in the community and protect the health service.  The new restrictions will cover two weeks from November 27 until December 11. Those businesses planning to open tomorrow under the current restrictionsRead More →

The UK’s 12 million deaf adults and 50,000 deaf children have “months of face mask misery” ahead because three in four people don’t know how to communicate with them, new research suggests. Although lots of different communication techniques exist, the National Deaf Children’s Society’s latest poll of 2,027 adults showedRead More →

A £5million fund to help educational settings support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people has been launched… Education Minister Peter Weir set out details of the funding during a visit to St Columbanus College in Bangor. The Minister said: “There have been numerous studies carried outRead More →

This Christmas will mean more than ever before. So, Northern Ireland’s largest electricity supplier – Power NI – is on hand to help you pick out some extra special gifts for the extra special people in your life! Whether you’re the super-organised sort or the ‘leave it to the lastRead More →

Armagh Observatory & Planetarium to host out-of-this-world outdoor illuminations They are more used to searching for bright lights in the sky, but this month Armagh Observatory and Planetarium will shine the spotlight on its historic grounds for an illuminating outdoor family event. Space Lights will be a new spectacular lightRead More →