Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s day in Northern Ireland
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent Friday in Northern Ireland. His visit was accompanied by announcements of the Government’s plans to mark the centenary of the province, and a £1M Shared History Fund.
• Prime Minister Boris Johnson accompanied by Secretary of State Brandon Lewis, started the day off by visiting RAF Aldergrove in County Antrim this morning to thank military personnel who oversaw the provision of essential support to the Northern Ireland health service during Covid-19.
• On a vaccination centre tour in Enniskillen, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Secretary of State Brandon Lewis were delighted to meet with vaccination team members, volunteers and pharmacists as well as First Minister Arlene Foster and Health Minister Robin Swann to discuss NI's fight against Covid-19.
• Visiting Queen’s University Belfast, Prime Minister BorisJohnson & Secretary of State Brandon Lewis heard from QUB Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer, Professor Stuart Elborn and Professor Donna Fitzsimons about the university’s work on Covid-19 and discussed study abroad opportunities, and the Turing Scheme launch.
• Rounding off the day’s visits in Northern Ireland, the Prime Minister and Secretary of State heard how innovative Belfast medical technology firm Axial3D has used its expertise during Covid-19, assisting the NHS with its globally recognised technology.