The nine counties of Ulster have been place in further lock down by Dublin and Belfast. Dublin has placed Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan at level 4 of the Irish government's Resilience and Recovery plan, while Belfast has increased lock down across Derry, Fermanagh, Armagh, Down, Antrim and Tyrone. Level 4 Restrictions in Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan mean that people in those counties cannot have visitors to their homes or gardens, no organised indoor gatherings, only 15 for organised outdoor gatherings. Belfast restrictions do not allow in house visits but you may have up to six people in your garden and an extension of the Halloween mid-term break for schools is also in the plan. This comes after a 1,265 cases of COVID 19 were reported in Ulster, largest proportion of cases on the Island of Ireland, yesterday Ireland report a total of 2,312 cases of COVID 19.
County Donegal has been placed into Level 3 of Ireland\'s Resilience and Recovery Plan for living with Covid-19. The measures come into place from Midnight on Friday, September 25th. Donegal will remain at Level 3 for a period of 3 weeks, until Friday, 16th October. It will be then reviewed based on the status of the virus and the public health advice. Schools and early learning centres will remain open but all Third Level colleges will be closed.
BBC Northern Ireland have announced their autumn line up today, 10th September 2020. They hope to bring some fun and escapism to audiences. Focusing on fresh comedy, light-entertainment and new faces. Shane Todd will cast an eye over the BBC NI archive in Previously with Shane Todd, mentalist Joel Mawhinney is set to uses his skills in Life is Magic and well known faces will be seen on This Sporting Life and Gloria - My Life on TV.
PSNI Detectives are seeking information about the death of a man in Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh. The dead man was found with head injuries and police are working to establish how the man came to sustain those injuries. The man is aged in his forties. He was found lying on Blaney Road at about 5am on Sunday (23rd August, 2020).
The PSNI have arrested two teenager boys following an outbreak of disorder in the city\'s Galliagh area earlier this week. The two boys were arrested tonight (6th August, 2020) on suspicion of riotous behaviour and attempted criminal damage. One of the boys has also be arrested on suspicion of possessing a petrol bomb.
Noble Peace Prize winner and former leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party(SDLP) John Hume has died. Born in Derry in 1937 he became an Independent Nationalist member of the Parliament of Northern Ireland in 1969. He was a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles. He served in the short lived power sharing executive as Minister for Commerce in 1974. He became the second leader of the SDLP in 1979 until 2001, where he worked toward achieving the Good Friday Agreement with Unionist and Nationalist in Northern Ireland.