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Currently a woman can only be accompanied by a partner in active labour and for an hour after birth.
27 September 2020
It was -3.7C in the County Down hamlet. making it the coldest place on the island of Ireland.
27 September 2020
Chuck Feeney, who donated heavily to NI causes, achieves his goal of giving away his $9bn fortune.
27 September 2020
Residents, students and landlords have their say as Covid-19 once again pushes it back into the news.
27 September 2020
Fortnight, the political magazine with heavyweight contributors, is back for its 50th birthday.
27 September 2020
The launch of the new service follows a review into how NI handles serious sexual offences.
27 September 2020
Four men were arrested during the protest supporting dissident republican prisoners refusing meals.
26 September 2020
Northern Ireland's department of health reported one further death and 319 positive cases on Saturday.
26 September 2020
The rule that six from two households can sit at a table now also applies to those sitting outdoors.
26 September 2020
The weather forecast in Northern Ireland.
26 September 2020
A report finds that much less heat is being generated by participants in the energy scheme.
26 September 2020
The survivor of a Donegal fishing tragedy speaks publicly for the first time, 62 years on.
26 September 2020
The wording of fracking planning guidelines was changed when sent out for consultation in Fermanagh.
26 September 2020
The chief medical officers met to discuss the rise in coronavirus cases in Donegal and the north west.
25 September 2020
The boy was pulled to safety by the lifeboat crew on Friday afternoon.
25 September 2020
New laws mean no more than six people from two households will be allowed to sit at the same table.
25 September 2020
Officials clarify guidance on when pupils have to self-isolate if a classmate contracts the virus.
25 September 2020
The Irish foreign minister was speaking about Brexit on Radio 4's Political Thinking with Nick Robinson.
25 September 2020
EU court ruling that the tech giant does not have to pay hefty back taxes to Ireland goes back to court.
25 September 2020
Part of the O'Neills factory in Strabane has closed for a deep clean after seven staff tested positive.
25 September 2020
The six publicly-owned etchings will go into the museum's post-lockdown display from Friday.
25 September 2020
The Irish county was previously on level two of the country's five-level alert system.
24 September 2020
Thirty-nine residents of a Londonderry care home are being relocated after the discovery of legionella.
24 September 2020
Mark Carruthers is joined by Suzanne Breen, Nichola Mallon and Sorcha Eastwood to discuss how women in politics still face sexual harassment.
24 September 2020
The ex-Irish president says sexism has been "part and parcel" of her political career.
24 September 2020
Pupils at Holy Cross College will be taught remotely on Thursday while additional cleaning takes place.
24 September 2020
Derry and Strabane now has the fastest rising number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in NI.
24 September 2020
About 600 drink-only bars in Northern Ireland can reopen their doors for the first time since March.
23 September 2020
Queen's say the facility will provide additional capacity of about 2,000 tests per week.
23 September 2020
Gerard McLarnon spent 57 days in intensive care with Covid-19 at the height of the pandemic.
23 September 2020
Police explain what Covid and prohibition notices mean for people and businesses in NI.
23 September 2020
BBC News NI answers readers' questions about how the new restrictions will affect you.
23 September 2020
New restrictions have been imposed across Northern Ireland. Here's the latest guidance.
22 September 2020
BBC News NI's Jordan Kenny explains what you need to know about the new Covid-19 restrictions.
22 September 2020
Only 150 residents, one shop, one pub... and no coronavirus.
22 September 2020
Pubs and restaurants in Dublin remain closed. unless they can provide outdoor meals.
21 September 2020
Does the spirit once considered illicit moonshine have a future as a premium NI export?
20 September 2020
Alan McCracken joined the Army at 17 in 1983 and has now been ordained as a Church of Ireland deacon.
20 September 2020
Journalist Ciara Riddell tells how she worked to help her son Shea overcome his dyslexia.
19 September 2020
Indoor dining at restaurants is barred as part of new measures to curb the spread of the virus.
19 September 2020
Health officials may recommend further restrictions on Dublin to curb the spread of Covid-19.
17 September 2020
Cabinet members were initially told to self-isolate before the health minister tested negative for Covid-19.
16 September 2020