Northern Ireland appoints its first justice minister in 38 years.
The European Union rejects a request from the United Kingdom to renegotiate the deal governing the trading position of Northern Ireland. The EU adds that renegotiating the deal, which agreed to leave some EU rules in place in Northern Ireland and to accept checks on goods arriving from elsewhere in the UK following Brexit, would result in "instability, uncertainty and unpredictability in Northern Ireland".
Northern Ireland reports 1,080 new cases in the last 24 hours, which become the highest daily total for the number of positive tests since the Department of Health rolled out its current testing model.
As a result of the local government failing to reconvene in time, the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 comes into effect. This means abortion is decriminalized in Northern Ireland, and same-sex marriage is scheduled to commence in February 2020.
A large wildfire has broken out in Glenshane Pass in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, rapidly growing to cover around one square mile of dry gorse. High temperatures hamper efforts to tackle the wildfire, and firefighters have to be airlifted close to the front line.
Sinn Fein announces that Martin McGuinness, current Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and former Irish Republican Army commander, will be a candidate for the Irish presidential election with John O'Dowd serving as acting Deputy First Minister.
Iris Robinson, the wife of Northern Ireland's First Minister, admits having previously attempted suicide. Her husband Peter Robinson gives an emotional interview in which he speaks of being "deeply hurt" after learning of her extramarital affair.