First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have given a public address tonight (Tuesday 22 September) on the Covid-19 pandemic: The First Minister Arlene Foster said: Good evening. We have just had a sobering assessment from the Prime Minister of the choices we face as a nation. As we areRead More →

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced the opening of a £1million fund to assist with the safe return to sport. The Covid-19 Safe Sports Packs fund, which will be administered by SportNI, will be used for equipment to help clubs ensure a safe return to sport for children, participants, coaches, volunteersRead More →

The 31st Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People will present a month-long programme of unmissable online opportunities for children, families, young adults and young filmmakers. The Festival will offer a small series of in-cinema film screenings in support of #BackToCinemaNI to encourage audiences back to the ‘big screen’ experience inRead More →

The Expert Panel on Educational Underachievement, appointed by Education Minister Peter Weir in July, has issued a call for evidence from all interested parties through an online survey. The Panel, established under the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ agreement, is examining links between persistent educational underachievement and socio-economic background. The surveyRead More →

Education Minister Peter Weir has welcomed a letter from the Chief Medical Officer, Michael McBride, which is being sent to parents and carers of school children today. The letter outlines actions which should be taken by parents and carers if children develop Covid-19 symptoms. It is being issued alongside aRead More →

Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has today announced the roll out of part-time 20mph speed limit schemes at 100 schools across Northern Ireland. Making the announcement, Minister Mallon said: “I made a commitment in June to allocate £2million of funding to bring forward part-time 20mph speed limits at around 100 schoolsRead More →

Regeneration work is due to get under way at Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle – the only working windmill in Ulster. The £1.2 million investment will see the construction of a visitor centre with coffee shop, new access road with car parking facilities and refurbishment of the existing miller’s cottage and kilnman’s house,Read More →