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# covid-19 - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 10:15 AM 31,439 Views 102 Comments

Adam Hallissey argues that young people have paid the heaviest price in the pandemic.

People in their 30s and 40s to be offered booster jab this month as roll-out to be accelerated
# Next Phases
# Next Phases

People in their 30s and 40s to be offered booster jab this month as roll-out to be accelerated

Dec 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 63,966 Views 36 Comments
  • All those aged between 30-49 will be offered a third dose of the vaccine before Christmas, reports Christina Finn
  • People in the 50-59 age cohort will start to be offered appointments for the additional dose from today.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Covid-19 and illness rules out seven Leicester players and three staff members from Europa League tie
# Under The Weather
From The42
# Under The Weather

Covid-19 and illness rules out seven Leicester players and three staff members from Europa League tie

Dec 8th 2021, 8:00 PM 3,204 Views 1 Comment

Brendan Rodges says the affected group have not travelled to Italy for the clash with Napoli.

100 passengers at Dublin Airport caught without negative Covid tests since Sunday
# Travel Rules
# Travel Rules

100 passengers at Dublin Airport caught without negative Covid tests since Sunday

Dec 8th 2021, 5:55 PM 55,422 Views 39 Comments

At least 10% of arrivals had been checked, with 100% of passengers on some flights.

Current Garda emergency roster set to be extended until March 2022
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Current Garda emergency roster set to be extended until March 2022

Dec 8th 2021, 5:45 PM 17,991 Views 1 Comment

The decision to extend the emergency roster was welcomed by the Garda Representative Association

Coronavirus: 4,152 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 81 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,152 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 81 deaths notified in the past week

Dec 8th 2021, 5:19 PM 54,978 Views 67 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Minister announces €50 million boost for live entertainment with extra €3 million for pantos
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

Minister announces €50 million boost for live entertainment with extra €3 million for pantos

Dec 8th 2021, 3:22 PM 8,946 Views 11 Comments

Leo Varadkar said a decision will be made today or tomorrow on a support scheme for businesses affected by new restrictions.

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Munster confirm positive Covid cases among group who returned to Ireland

Dec 8th 2021, 2:23 PM 27,491 Views 12 Comments

Some of the players and staff who arrived back from South Africa have since tested positive.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party

Dec 7th 2021, 11:00 PM 39,818 Views 35 Comments

Downing Street has repeatedly denied reports staff had a Christmas party during 2020’s coronavirus lockdown.

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?
# Debunk
# Debunk

Debunk: How did Omicron get to Australia if no one is allowed in or out?

Dec 7th 2021, 7:30 PM 48,373 Views 0 Comments

Hint: They are. The variant was first detected from passengers arriving in Australia from abroad.

Debunked: No, 80% of Covid deaths during October were not in fully vaccinated people
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, 80% of Covid deaths during October were not in fully vaccinated people

Dec 7th 2021, 6:29 PM 3,984 Views 0 Comments

The claim is contained in a text-based post on Facebook.

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 7th 2021, 5:27 PM 61,969 Views 83 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Tottenham hit by Covid-19 outbreak as players and staff test positive
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Tottenham hit by Covid-19 outbreak as players and staff test positive

Dec 7th 2021, 12:10 PM 5,963 Views 1 Comment

It’s bad news for the Premier League club as they face into a busy period of fixtures.

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today

Dec 7th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,967 Views 71 Comments

A number of restrictions announced last week are in place from now until 9 January.

# covid-19 - Monday 6 December, 2021

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid
# Nphet
# Nphet

Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 11:10 PM 34,625 Views 32 Comments

It comes after Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is ‘trying to check out’ reports that some members of NPHET withdrew from broadcasts

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 6:58 PM 29,087 Views 29 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.

# covid-19 - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 5,156 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,156 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 5th 2021, 1:08 PM 71,996 Views 111 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

What are face mask requirements for primary school children in other European countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What are face mask requirements for primary school children in other European countries?

Dec 5th 2021, 7:30 AM 32,004 Views 57 Comments

Nine to 12 year-olds are now required to wear face masks in Ireland.

# covid-19 - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 5,622 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,622 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 4th 2021, 1:45 PM 91,384 Views 152 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Varadkar says public should 'not lose heart' as patient numbers drop below 500
# Hospital Numbers
# Hospital Numbers

Varadkar says public should 'not lose heart' as patient numbers drop below 500

Dec 4th 2021, 1:29 PM 46,331 Views 93 Comments

The Táinaiste says the fall in patient numbers is a sign health measures are working.

'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school

Dec 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 32,129 Views 57 Comments

Since Wednesday, children aged 9-12 have been required to wear masks in school.

# covid-19 - Friday 3 December, 2021

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality

Updated Dec 3rd 2021, 9:20 PM 268,906 Views 323 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said the measures had to be brought in in order to respond to the current conditions and the Omicron variant.
  • He said the risks of proceeding into the Christmas period without some restrictions are 'just too high'.
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will reopen for applications for workers impacted by the latest restrictions
Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors
# PUP Returns
# PUP Returns

Government reintroduces PUP as restrictions hit entertainment and hospitality sectors

Updated Dec 3rd 2021, 8:42 PM 45,503 Views 46 Comments

Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys confirmed the measure in a tweet this evening.

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:23 PM 31,578 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

Coronavirus: 5,419 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 5,419 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 3rd 2021, 5:53 PM 56,539 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Reader Q&A: Your questions on Covid-19 vaccine boosters answered

Dec 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 28,960 Views 27 Comments
  • Readers sent in dozens of questions about booster vaccines and the rollout in Ireland.
  • Here, we've done our best to answer your queries and concerns.
  • The Covid-19 booster vaccine rollout is ongoing in Ireland at the moment.

# covid-19 - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 10:20 PM 117,260 Views 156 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.
Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests

Dec 2nd 2021, 9:44 PM 39,316 Views 48 Comments

The preliminary study by South African scientists was published today.

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 2nd 2021, 5:12 PM 58,698 Views 75 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

'We've had 3,400 cancellations in 3 weeks': Restaurants say Christmas trade has been 'decimated'

Dec 2nd 2021, 4:00 PM 47,918 Views 37 Comments

Businesses have called for cuts to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to be reversed amid mass cancellations over Covid fears.

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Scientists may have identified trigger behind rare AstraZeneca-linked blood clots

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 9:16 AM 44,167 Views 22 Comments

Additionally, the UK has approved a Covid drug treatment that makers say works against Omicron.

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 19,571 Views 28 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 9:20 PM 60,782 Views 71 Comments

Health officials released the figures in a statement this evening.

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:56 PM 25,986 Views 49 Comments

The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 22,491 Views 39 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

34 Munster players and staff arrive back in Ireland from South Africa
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

34 Munster players and staff arrive back in Ireland from South Africa

Dec 1st 2021, 5:30 PM 20,351 Views 4 Comments

They’re now required to follow mandatory self-isolation and PCR testing at their own locations.

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 25,470 Views 41 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'
# Schools
# Schools

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'

Dec 1st 2021, 4:39 PM 87,495 Views 67 Comments

Professor John Wenger said the filters could help schools with poor ventilation.

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools
# New Measures
# New Measures

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 2:34 PM 35,585 Views 117 Comments

It has been recommended that masks be worn by children nine years and older.

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order
# PCR Booking
# PCR Booking

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order

Dec 1st 2021, 1:57 PM 9,506 Views 2 Comments

The online PCR booking portal was affected by the incident.