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Vital public heeds advice on coronavirus

News of two further cases of coronavirus in Northern Ireland should not cause undue alarm but underlines the importance of following public health advice during this evolving crisis.

Clear approach needed on paramilitaries

The justice department is regarded as a particularly sensitive portfolio within the Northern Ireland executive, with a wide-ranging remit that includes policing legislation, the courts service and prisons.

Coronavirus outbreak moving to a new phase

It is clear from the messages being issued by public health officials and government figures that the coronavirus crisis is moving towards a new phase that will see the rate of infection increase.

Boris Johnson needs to be held to account

The UK's Conservative government which held office from 2017 stumbled from one crisis to another under the leadership of first Theresa May and then Boris Johnson, and was widely regarded as among the most inept in Westminster history.