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Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.
03 April 2020
The deputy first minister's criticism of the health minister exposes political tensions.
03 April 2020
The Sinn Féin representatives says she is delighted to take a seat in the Irish upper house.
03 April 2020
Anxiety and depressive symptoms rose after "lockdown" measures were introduced, research suggests.
03 April 2020
People in Northern Ireland tell BBC News NI how they are trying to remain upbeat while keeping safe.
03 April 2020
The facilities will be available for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.
03 April 2020
The virus is spreading around the world, but what is it and what are the symptoms?
02 April 2020
The pensioner's body was found in Dromaine Drive on Monday evening.
02 April 2020
The scheme will see the government pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer.
02 April 2020
Tower block will have 230 beds and will help deal with the expected surge in coronavirus cases.
02 April 2020
Police launch a murder inquiry after Natasha Melendez, 32, dies in hospital 10 days after assault.
02 April 2020
The weather forecast in Northern Ireland.
02 April 2020
The service has “no central inventory” of all historical documents, a report finds.
02 April 2020
Some 14,000 people in Northern Ireland took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.
02 April 2020
The nurses who have moved away from their families to protect them from coronavirus.
02 April 2020
Psychologists at Ulster University are researching the affect of social distancing on mental health.
02 April 2020
Everybody should be avoiding non-essential contact, and you should stay at home wherever possible.
01 April 2020
The BBC understands the move is part of proposals to free up hospital space for a surge in covid-19 patients.
01 April 2020
Ryan Irwin, who is 19 and has Down's syndrome, has been using technology to exercise with friends.
01 April 2020
How coronavirus has robbed families of traditional rituals associated with death.
01 April 2020
Daily growth rates are down, but experts say it will be another week before there is a reliable picture.
31 March 2020
BBC News NI's Jayne McCormack assesses the law change and how the Covid-19 crisis might affect it.
31 March 2020
Dr. Sean McGovern from the Ulster Hospital says members of the public "can save lives".
30 March 2020
The centre in Londonderry was forced to close after 40 nurses had to self isolate
30 March 2020
Recording artists are streaming gigs from their homes as self-isolation due to the coronavirus continues.
29 March 2020
Some have stopped printing and journalists have been laid off as the crisis hits revenue and sales.
29 March 2020
Irish police say they will be "encouraging" people to comply with new restrictions on public life.
28 March 2020
The Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar says the move is to protect new mothers and babies.
27 March 2020
People pay tribute to NHS staff and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
26 March 2020
Government official says they are preparing for a "surge" in deaths from coronavirus.
26 March 2020
The Department of Health is ending hospital visiting in order to prepare for the Covid-19 surge.
26 March 2020
Could Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil agree to a new coalition in the midst of a crisis?
26 March 2020
Sportswear firm re-hires some of the 750 workers it laid off last week to make masks and scrubs for medical staff.
25 March 2020
Patients are now required to have two major symptoms rather than one before being referred for testing.
25 March 2020
GPs are asking the public not to confuse new coronavirus centre in Derry with a testing facility.
25 March 2020
Step-by-step, what to do to help prevent the spread of the virus.
24 March 2020