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# Cabinet

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# Housing
Options to deal with cuckoo funds won't be ready for Cabinet tomorrow, but 'suite of measures' ready this week
In an interview with The Journal this morning, the minister said he “isn’t ruling anything out”.
# Housing
Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.
# National Security
Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation
The new Bill will replace the Garda Síochána Act and will form a major shift in national security, sources have said.
# dept of children
Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.
# Cabinet
Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.
# live events
Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
The law will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.
Tánaiste backs school catch-up plan for students during summer months
Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'
# Cabinet
Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs
It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.
Taoiseach addresses nation as Cabinet signs off on 'cautious' easing of Covid restrictions
After recommendations from NPHET yesterday, the government was today considering how and when to ease measures.
The Taoiseach has said "we are in the last stretch” of the pandemic.
The 5km travel limit will be lifted on 12 April and you can travel within your county.
Two people who have been fully vaccinated are to be allowed to meet up indoors or outdoors on that date.
Government advised to add US, France, Germany and Italy to hotel quarantine list
'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations
# Decision time
Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April
The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet today.
NPHET will meet today to discuss what recommendations it will give to government.
A formal decision will be made at a full cabinet meeting tomorrow followed by a public address by the Taoiseach.
It comes as Ibec downgrades its economic forecasts slightly, citing the length of the current lockdown.
Outdoor gatherings and sports resume in England in major easing of lockdown restrictions
# Cabinet
Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting
Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman will seek approval for the Family Leave Bill at today’s Cabinet meeting.
# biden's team
Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition
While Biden’s key nominees like secretary of state and and defence have been confirmed, his cabinet remains less than half full.
# easing lockdown
Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.
# mandatory quarantine
'If it has to be widened or extended, we'll do it': Cabinet signs off on quarantine for arrivals from 20 countries
Cabinet signed off on the measures last night.
# Cabinet
Cabinet not expected to sign-off on mandatory hotel quarantine legislation until tomorrow
It is understood the Bill wasn’t “fully ready” for today’s Cabinet meeting this morning.
# Cabinet
Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot
The HSE found that 62 people were injured last year in accidents involving off-road vehicles like scrambler bikes.
# Waiting Cert
Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week
The Minister for Housing has said the government is not setting any “artificial” timeline on when an announcement can be expected.
# Your Say
Poll: Should members of the Cabinet be vaccinated as soon as possible?
Dr Cillian de Gascun said yesterday it was his view that members of the government should be vaccinated.
# Coronavirus
Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.
# level 5
Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.
# Vaccinations
Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people
GPs working in mass vaccination centres will be paid €120 per hour under the plan.
# Pay increase
Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen
Questions have been raised about the government’s decision to sanction a pay rise of €81,000 for the post.
Government confirms decision to shut schools and most construction sites for rest of January
The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 has exceeded last April’s peak.
954 people are now in hospital with Covid-19.
Travellers from the UK will need a negative PCR test or face penalties
PUP and EWSS rates will stay the same until the end of March
# third wave
Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down
Ministers meet this morning and an announcement is expected later today.
Ministers meet this morning and an announcement is expected later today.
Strict new rules on international travel are also set to be signed-off.
It comes as the numbers in hospital exceed the previous peak in mid-April.
921 now in hospital with Covid-19 as patient numbers exceed April 2020 peak
What's the total ICU bed capacity for the latest Covid-19 surge?
# Cabinet
'We are in tumultuous times': Cabinet meets as Covid-19 cases continue to rise
1,546 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed by health officials in Ireland yesterday evening.
# Aden
Explosions hit Yemen airport moments after plane carrying government officials arrives
At least 13 people died in the blast, but officials said all ministers are reported to be unharmed.
# trade deal
EU member states give green light for post-Brexit deal to come into effect on 1 January
Cabinet is expected to meet later today to discuss the deal.
# Gender Pay Gap
'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms
The Bill will require organisations to report on the pay differences between female and male employees.
# Vaccination
First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December
The Minister for Health has said that tens of thousands of doses will arrive in Ireland each week from early January.
# Cabinet
Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'
The Covid-19 sub-committee met yesterday evening to discuss growing concerns.
Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal
Party membership has been told that ratifying the controversial EU-Canada trade deal is “politically important” with Brexit looming.
# roll out plan
Vaccine task force report to be discussed by Cabinet today
The report aims to set out the entire vaccination process – from procurement to storage to inoculation.
# first years
Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019
Parents will now be entitled to take five weeks of Parent’s Leave after their child is born or adopted, instead of the two weeks that were previously available.
# Pay Day
Cabinet approves increase in pay for judges and party whips
Ministers have approved a legal order today to increase judges’ pay by 2%, which has applied from October.
# The Way Forward
When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan
The government announced details of its vaccine allocation strategy this afternoon.
Care home residents over the age of 65, frontline healthcare workers, and people over the age of 65 first in line to get vaccine
Government to outline wider strategy for vaccinating the Irish public with report due from task force this Friday
First Covid-19 vaccine recipient on island of Ireland says she hopes she made her daughter proud
Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing
# Coronavirus
Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing
A report on the order of groups to get the Covid-19 vaccine is set to be discussed by the government today.
Ministers meet this morning to consider the plan.
The first Covid-19 vaccination in Northern Ireland is to take place today.
# vaccine roll out
Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine
Government will decide on who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first next week.
# Cabinet Meeting
Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas
Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.
# Leaving lockdown
Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show
Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.
# level 5
Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet
Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.
# Covid-19
Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days
Cabinet abandoned plans to introduce fines for drinking takeaway pints outside today.