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# covid-19-facts - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Coronavirus: Daily case number 'likely underreported' as six deaths and 183 cases confirmed
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Daily case number 'likely underreported' as six deaths and 183 cases confirmed

Dec 3rd 2020, 5:45 PM 113,605 Views 107 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that widespread Covid-19 immunity in Ireland could be possible by next September.

Eleven deaths and 456 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Eleven deaths and 456 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:05 PM 8,697 Views 13 Comments

The first Covid-19 vaccines in Northern Ireland are expected to start next week.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 299 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 299 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 29th 2020, 5:22 PM 80,506 Views 165 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that a Covid-19 vaccine should be available in Ireland “quite soon”.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 243 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 243 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 28th 2020, 5:25 PM 79,565 Views 130 Comments

Shops, restaurants, gyms, and some pubs are to be allowed to reopen from next week.

Nine deaths and 315 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Nine deaths and 315 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Nov 28th 2020, 2:06 PM 9,716 Views 1 Comment

A two-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown came into effect in Northern Ireland yesterday.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 26 November, 2020

FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19?

Nov 26th 2020, 4:09 PM 112,490 Views 0 Comments

Posts on social media have wrongly claimed that PCR testing is inaccurate and produces a high rate of false positive results.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Factfind: Yes, we're doing more testing, but that's NOT why we have an increase in cases
# Debunked And Explained
# Debunked And Explained

Factfind: Yes, we're doing more testing, but that's NOT why we have an increase in cases

Oct 6th 2020, 9:00 PM 22,661 Views 16 Comments

The positivity rate has continued to increase – now at 3.9% – despite an increase in testing.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 3 September, 2020

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?
# Tax Credits
# Tax Credits

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 PM 55,696 Views 72 Comments

Taxpayers can claim back 20% of their spend on food and accommodation as a tax credit.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 27 August, 2020

The Explainer: How could Golfgate impact Irish people’s behaviour?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How could Golfgate impact Irish people’s behaviour?

Aug 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,079 Views 7 Comments

We speak to Pete Lunn, a behavioural scientist from the ESRI.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 15 August, 2020

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland
# Infodemic
# Infodemic

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland

Aug 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 113,623 Views 100 Comments

The story of coronavirus in Ireland can’t be told without also talking about the amount of misinformation that was shared about it.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 14 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 67 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# New Cases
# New Cases

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 67 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 14th 2020, 5:48 PM 133,456 Views 120 Comments

The figures were released this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 31 July, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 38 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 38 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 31st 2020, 6:11 PM 112,198 Views 127 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Three in four people in Ireland not planning to travel abroad this year
# Staycation
# Staycation

Three in four people in Ireland not planning to travel abroad this year

Jul 19th 2020, 2:11 PM 22,197 Views 47 Comments

The government is continuing to urge against foreign travel for non-essential reasons.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 16 July, 2020

The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?

Jul 16th 2020, 11:45 AM 16,423 Views 11 Comments

And are they actually legally required to quarantine?

Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing

Jul 16th 2020, 9:14 AM 57,571 Views 99 Comments

A number of significant announcements were made last night.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains
# Green List
# Green List

'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains

Jul 15th 2020, 8:18 PM 87,736 Views 69 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed that the list will be published next week and will be kept under review every 14 days.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown
# Operation Navigation
# Operation Navigation

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown

Jul 9th 2020, 7:16 AM 61,048 Views 116 Comments

Gardaí say a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in each of these cases.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?

Jul 7th 2020, 2:04 PM 97,993 Views 149 Comments

The app launched late last night.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

It's not all holidays, so who's getting on the flights out of Dublin Airport?
# Leaving On A Jet Plane
# Leaving On A Jet Plane

It's not all holidays, so who's getting on the flights out of Dublin Airport?

Jul 1st 2020, 7:30 PM 102,542 Views 59 Comments

Dublin Airport is far from what’s normal for the first day of July.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and six new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Figures
# Figures

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and six new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 1st 2020, 5:46 PM 59,158 Views 95 Comments

The figures were released this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 29 June, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 29th 2020, 5:39 PM 78,778 Views 89 Comments

Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland as the country moves into Phase Three.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 8 June, 2020

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today

Jun 8th 2020, 5:29 PM 45,318 Views 20 Comments

From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Warning over 'tempting' warm weekend and Michael D enters the fray: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Warning over 'tempting' warm weekend and Michael D enters the fray: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated May 30th 2020, 4:29 PM 64,247 Views 28 Comments

The death of a further nine people with Covid-19 was announced this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Phase Two: When does it start and what restrictions are being eased this time around?
# The Next Phase
# The Next Phase

Phase Two: When does it start and what restrictions are being eased this time around?

May 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 234,865 Views 109 Comments

Here’s what you can get up to.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Irish antibody testing plans and Trump suggests G7 return to Camp David: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish antibody testing plans and Trump suggests G7 return to Camp David: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated May 20th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,512 Views 37 Comments

Here is the latest news on the virus today.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine?
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine?

May 19th 2020, 1:03 PM 42,097 Views 126 Comments

The drug is not approved for use against Covid-19 in the US or here.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 18 May, 2020

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased
# Changes
# Changes

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

May 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 143,915 Views 68 Comments

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One explained: Who's going back to work and what other restrictions have changed?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Phase One explained: Who's going back to work and what other restrictions have changed?

May 15th 2020, 11:59 PM 61,847 Views 58 Comments

Hardware stores, garden centres, farmers’ markets, bicycle shops and garages are due to open Monday.

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated May 15th 2020, 9:44 PM 37,539 Views 29 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

'Hardware but not homeware': Here's a definitive list of what stores are allowed open from Monday
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

'Hardware but not homeware': Here's a definitive list of what stores are allowed open from Monday

May 15th 2020, 5:20 PM 88,707 Views 55 Comments

Garden centres and farmers’ markets are on the list of outlets that can re-open.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 9 May, 2020

'Mandatory' rules to reopen businesses, and Obama hits out at Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Covid-19 Facts
# Covid-19 Facts

'Mandatory' rules to reopen businesses, and Obama hits out at Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated May 9th 2020, 7:26 PM 87,787 Views 38 Comments

The Leaving Cert, the latest figures, and the UK’s traveller quarantine are also in the headlines today.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 8 May, 2020

Leaving Cert exams cancelled and 156 new cases: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Leaving Cert exams cancelled and 156 new cases: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated May 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 54,571 Views 64 Comments

Here are the main developments today.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Debunked: Sorry, that 'announcement ' from Penneys saying it's reopening on 8 June is fake
# Penneys
# Penneys

Debunked: Sorry, that 'announcement ' from Penneys saying it's reopening on 8 June is fake

May 6th 2020, 12:10 PM 111,175 Views 34 Comments

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 1 May, 2020

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

May 1st 2020, 4:08 PM 7,972 Views 5 Comments

That’s what we speak to Cillian de Gascun about in this week’s podcast.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Debunked: No, a Japanese Nobel Prize winner did not say the coronavirus was man-made
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, a Japanese Nobel Prize winner did not say the coronavirus was man-made

Apr 30th 2020, 5:32 PM 20,858 Views 39 Comments

He did not say anything of the sort.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Debunked: A letter stating that pubs will be shut until at least 1 September is a 'complete fabrication'
# Closing Time
# Closing Time

Debunked: A letter stating that pubs will be shut until at least 1 September is a 'complete fabrication'

Apr 16th 2020, 7:49 PM 100,474 Views 81 Comments

It’s a fake.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 10 April, 2020

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?

Apr 10th 2020, 3:52 PM 38,025 Views 27 Comments

We speak to two experts about the issue.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false

Apr 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 89,754 Views 26 Comments

It’s not true.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 3 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this 'very urgent' message telling you that your bank details can be robbed by making a phone call isn't true
# Covid-19 Facts
# Covid-19 Facts

Debunked: No, this 'very urgent' message telling you that your bank details can be robbed by making a phone call isn't true

Apr 3rd 2020, 12:41 PM 42,790 Views 15 Comments

The latest WhatsApp message doing the rounds is debunked here.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

Apr 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 22,773 Views 16 Comments

A message being shared makes specific claims about funeral arrangements for loved ones who die from Covid-19.