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# Christmas
Cabinet Covid Committee agrees hospitality should shut on Christmas Eve
It is understood that restaurants and gastro pubs could close from mid-afternoon on Christmas Eve.
# Back To School
More than 4,000 children and teachers tested for Covid-19 since schools opened
HSE CEO Paul Reid said there have been 180 index cases, with a further 84 linked to those.
# change tack
Let virus spread among under 60s and stop 'crude' restrictions, experts tell Covid committee
Experts advised against “crude recommendations” stating that detailed data is not being collected.
# covid committee
Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school
Foley is to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 this afternoon.
# Back to Work
New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.
# covid committee
Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools
Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn will also appear today.
# meat plants
Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson
Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.
# covid committee
DAA says coronavirus testing in Irish airports would be 'challenging'
According to the DAA, travel to the 15 Green list countries represented only 9% of their traffic in 2019.
# covid committee
'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned
Two sittings took place today at 9am and 11.30am.
# covid committee
Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.
# Coronavirus
Senior civil servant to warn Dáil committee that Covid-19 crisis could last for years
The Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response is due to hear from a number of health officials today.