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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Friday 21 January, 2022

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted

Updated Fri 12:30 PM 98,437 Views 129 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

# cabinet - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 62,091 Views 89 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

# cabinet - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
# Tips
# Tips

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff

Jan 19th 2022, 7:09 PM 35,842 Views 44 Comments

New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.

# cabinet - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Boosted close contacts won't have to restrict movements from Friday as govt aims to strike 'balance'

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 1:28 PM 107,559 Views 136 Comments
  • Close contacts who have no symptoms and are boosted will not be required to restrict movements.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin defended the blanket move for close contacts, citing Ireland's vaccination levels.
  • The INMO has questioned the new advice and called for modelling on how it may impact the health system.
Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms

Jan 12th 2022, 6:45 AM 19,799 Views 26 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin will also bring a memo seeking to publish the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

# cabinet - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach
# Omicron
# Omicron

'We can get through Omicron and overcome it' - Taoiseach

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 5:20 PM 66,734 Views 147 Comments
  • All restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres must close at 8pm until 30 January
  • There is speculation that further restrictions could be introduced in the coming weeks
  • The Taoiseach has said that data on Omicron will be the "key consideration" around restrictions

# cabinet - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 35,307 Views 67 Comments

The Dáil is finishing up for Christmas this week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 9:00 PM 23,072 Views 51 Comments

Subsidised antigen tests are expected to be made available at pharmacies for €2 to €3.

# cabinet - Monday 22 November, 2021

PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made
# Economic Recovery
# Economic Recovery

PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:21 PM 28,125 Views 33 Comments

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs had only recently seen restrictions start to relax.

# cabinet - Saturday 13 November, 2021

No appetite for more restrictions among Government sources despite rise in Covid-19 cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No appetite for more restrictions among Government sources despite rise in Covid-19 cases

Nov 13th 2021, 1:00 PM 34,275 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet sources believe the country needs to ‘ride this out’.

# cabinet - Friday 12 November, 2021

Redress scheme proposed for Mother and Baby Home survivors who suffered in the institutions
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Redress scheme proposed for Mother and Baby Home survivors who suffered in the institutions

Nov 12th 2021, 7:40 PM 9,569 Views 6 Comments

The scheme would include financial payments and an enhanced medical card.

# cabinet - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government
# Mica Redress
# Mica Redress

Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government

Nov 11th 2021, 11:54 AM 29,276 Views 83 Comments

It is believed that a cap of approximately €400,000 per home will ultimately be agreed upon.

# cabinet - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend

Oct 27th 2021, 6:39 PM 16,497 Views 20 Comments

HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.

# cabinet - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

Oct 19th 2021, 4:44 PM 17,211 Views 33 Comments

There are approximately 120,000 mink on three farms in counties Laois, Donegal and Kerry.

# cabinet - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them

Sep 28th 2021, 6:50 PM 39,657 Views 19 Comments

Provisions in the Health Amendment Act are due to expire on 9 October.

# cabinet - Monday 30 August, 2021

Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 to discuss further easing of restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 to discuss further easing of restrictions

Aug 30th 2021, 8:10 AM 18,969 Views 41 Comments

Among the issues left to be decided on are the return of events, gigs, festivals and nightclubs, as well as the return to the office.

# cabinet - Friday 27 August, 2021

What we know so far about the Covid reopening plan for September and October
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

What we know so far about the Covid reopening plan for September and October

Aug 27th 2021, 7:13 PM 53,326 Views 33 Comments

# cabinet - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume

Jul 27th 2021, 6:24 PM 120,598 Views 130 Comments

Baptism ceremonies will also be allowed, but not the gatherings afterwards.

# cabinet - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Covid vaccine portal now open to everyone aged 18 or over
# Open Season
# Open Season

Covid vaccine portal now open to everyone aged 18 or over

Jul 21st 2021, 7:48 AM 10,918 Views 9 Comments

The Cabinet meets this morning to discuss the reopening of indoor dining,

# cabinet - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms

Jul 13th 2021, 8:50 PM 12,656 Views 10 Comments

Proposals to tighten laws on lobbying activity were approved by Cabinet today.

Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 7:53 PM 39,757 Views 25 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the vast majority of those in ICU didn’t have any vaccine protection.

# cabinet - Monday 12 July, 2021

Cabinet approves legislation for phased reopening of indoor dining
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Cabinet approves legislation for phased reopening of indoor dining

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 7:40 PM 66,712 Views 122 Comments
  • The legislation will go before the Oireachtas in the coming days
  • Under 18s will be permitted indoors once accompanied by a vaccinated or recovered guardian
  • Venues will still have to comply with social distancing measures

# cabinet - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Cabinet to sign off on plans for reopening of indoor hospitality tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

Cabinet to sign off on plans for reopening of indoor hospitality tomorrow

Jul 11th 2021, 6:59 PM 38,288 Views 114 Comments

The plans allow for the reopening of indoor dining within NPHET’s guidance.

# cabinet - Friday 2 July, 2021

Pharmacies set to begin vaccinating 18-34 year-olds from next Monday
# Janssen
# Janssen

Pharmacies set to begin vaccinating 18-34 year-olds from next Monday

Jul 2nd 2021, 11:44 AM 137,667 Views 159 Comments

People in the age bracket can contact a participating pharmacy to book an appointment for the jab.

# cabinet - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality
# Cabinet Confidentiality
# Cabinet Confidentiality

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality

Jul 1st 2021, 3:45 PM 9,492 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach told reporters he will not talk about what was discussed at Cabinet last Tuesday.

# cabinet - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

NPHET recommendation on indoor dining was 'very divisive', say politicians
# Delta Doubts
# Delta Doubts

NPHET recommendation on indoor dining was 'very divisive', say politicians

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 12:40 PM 52,754 Views 190 Comments
  • Full reopening of hospitality delayed past planned 5 July date
  • Restaurant and pub groups say suggestion is "unworkable" and "ridiculous"
  • The Taoiseach said we are in "a race between the variant and vaccine".

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 5:57 PM 21,222 Views 33 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears

Jun 22nd 2021, 5:46 PM 54,815 Views 36 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming  ban and compensation scheme for farmers
# Mink Farming
# Mink Farming

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 2:38 PM 22,496 Views 44 Comments

The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.

# cabinet - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
# Lectures On-site
# Lectures On-site

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet

Jun 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 18,977 Views 8 Comments

Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

# cabinet - Monday 31 May, 2021

Government to begin reducing the Pandemic Unemployment Payment by €50 from September
# Recovery Plan
# Recovery Plan

Government to begin reducing the Pandemic Unemployment Payment by €50 from September

May 31st 2021, 9:55 PM 29,901 Views 56 Comments

The PUP will be closed off to new applicants from July as the country begins to emerge from the Covid pandemic.

# cabinet - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Government trails 'positive announcement' as Cabinet sub-committee meets to decide on easing restrictions
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Government trails 'positive announcement' as Cabinet sub-committee meets to decide on easing restrictions

Updated May 27th 2021, 7:16 PM 36,124 Views 33 Comments

Tomorrow’s announcement will focus on a timeline for the reopening of sectors such as aviation, tourism and hospitality.

Government to set up Commission on Housing to deal with housing issues in Ireland over the coming decades
# Housing
# Housing

Government to set up Commission on Housing to deal with housing issues in Ireland over the coming decades

May 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,535 Views 45 Comments

The commission will examine issues such as tenure, standards, and sustainability in he housing sector.

# cabinet - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion

May 25th 2021, 6:36 PM 15,762 Views 24 Comments

The minister said he found it “deeply troubling” that Sinn Fein will not also condemn the actions of Hamas.

# cabinet - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
# Summertime
# Summertime

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,224 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November
# Rollover
# Rollover

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November

May 18th 2021, 6:36 PM 35,268 Views 92 Comments

A government spokesperson said the measures were being extended as “a precaution”.

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds

Updated May 18th 2021, 1:41 PM 15,393 Views 44 Comments

The ring-fencing of houses in new developments for first-time buyers, owner occupiers, as well as the issue of stamp duty is being discussed by Cabinet.

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds

May 18th 2021, 7:15 AM 37,997 Views 44 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

# cabinet - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'
# No Return
# No Return

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'

May 11th 2021, 2:01 PM 16,840 Views 55 Comments

The OECD has suggested the government reconsider the issue of domestic water charges.

# cabinet - Monday 10 May, 2021

Options to deal with cuckoo funds won't be ready for Cabinet tomorrow, but 'suite of measures' ready this week
# Housing
# Housing

Options to deal with cuckoo funds won't be ready for Cabinet tomorrow, but 'suite of measures' ready this week

May 10th 2021, 1:58 PM 12,549 Views 39 Comments

In an interview with The Journal this morning, the minister said he “isn’t ruling anything out”.

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