Laurence Mackenzie resigns as chief executive of Northern Ireland Water in response to the organisation's handling of the recent water shortage in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland enters a six-week lockdown in an effort to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections. All "non-essential" shops and businesses will be closed, while "essential" shops must close each day by 20:00 GMT during the first week of the lockdown. No gatherings will be allowed between 20:00 and 6:00 each day, and anyone travelling to Northern Ireland must self-isolate for at least 10 days.
Police discover 39 bodies inside a lorry container in Grays, Essex, UK. They had been transported from Zeebrugge, across the English Channel to Purfleet. The driver, a man from Northern Ireland, is arrested.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk tells Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson that "what's at stake is not a stupid blame game," after a UK source said that talks were "close to breaking down" following a reported argument in a phone call between Johnson and German chancellor Angela Merkel about the post-Brexit status of Northern Ireland.
NI Water have introduced a hosepipe ban in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1995 due to the threat of drought. Elsewhere, firefighters are tackling a large wildfire in Glenshane Pass for a third day.
Thousands of homes and businesses in Northern Ireland are without water as melting snow and ice from the recent freezing weather conditions reveals burst pipes. Northern Ireland Water says it is alternating supplies from reservoirs in order to help alleviate the crisis in which some have been without supplies since before Christmas.