A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are developing a new skin patch that could tackle the issue of antibiotic resistance.Read the full story ›
The Ambulance Service (NIAS) has warned that a sustained spell of increased demand has led to a delay in the response to many calls.
A statement from the service said it would continue to prioritise the most serious calls "to get a response to the sickest patients as soon as possible".
"However, calls for less serious emergencies are still currently subject to significant delays," it read.
The NIAS has asked the public only to call 999 in the event of a "serious medical emergency" and to contact your GP or nearest out-of-hours service in the first instance.
"Please consider alternative transport to an Emergency Department or Minor Injury Unit for lesser injuries and complaints," the statement read.
It continued, "We would take this opportunity to remind the public that arrival at an Emergency Department by Ambulance does not mean you will be seen or treated more quickly than self-presentation".
Teaching unions have taken the ‘unparalleled’ decision to unite, in order to halt what they’ve described as a crisis in education.Read the full story ›
A group of teenagers from Co Antrim are reaching out to their peers with a challenge to get involved in unpaid work after seeing the benefits of it on a trip to Romania.
The group enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to point out that you don't need to go abroad to help others.
All schools and colleges in Northern Ireland are closed for a second day in the wake of Storm Ophelia.Read the full story ›
All schools across Northern Ireland and the Republic are to close on Monday due to adverse weather conditions expected when ex-Ophelia hits.Read the full story ›
The decision to cut funding for GAA and IFA coaches for primary schools across Northern Ireland has been reversed.
More than 50 staff had faced redundancy as a result of the planned cost-cutting.
However, the Department of Education has now announced that funding for the Curriculum Sports Programme will continue until April.
Around 40-thousand children receive coaching as part of the scheme each year.
An historic house and visitor centre in Co Antrim has been handed a prestigious award for its education programmes.Read the full story ›
Schools in NI are facing fresh financial woes after it emerged that primary and nursery schools will get £56 less per pupil this year.Read the full story ›
Scientists in Belfast have come up with a new test which can identify potential cases of meningitis in a fraction of the current time.Read the full story ›