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# covid-restrictions - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions

Updated Jan 18th 2022, 5:55 PM 72,800 Views 98 Comments

The EU Digital Covid Cert would be still needed for international travel in Europe.

# covid-restrictions - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions

Jan 16th 2022, 4:02 PM 68,185 Views 81 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was speaking on RTE Radio.

# covid-restrictions - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

No change to hospitality restrictions until February at the earliest, Taoiseach confirms
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

No change to hospitality restrictions until February at the earliest, Taoiseach confirms

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 12:32 PM 45,178 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin said that Cabinet would discuss the restrictions on hospitality again at the end of January.

# covid-restrictions - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Taoiseach: January will be 'challenging', but 'behaviour does matter' in reducing Covid threat
# Omicron
# Omicron

Taoiseach: January will be 'challenging', but 'behaviour does matter' in reducing Covid threat

Dec 18th 2021, 12:29 PM 30,569 Views 105 Comments

The Taoiseach told RTÉ’s Brendan O’Connor show that the Government was taking action “early”, before hospitalisations increase further.

# covid-restrictions - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Boris Johnson accused of ‘culture of disregard’ for Covid rules as Christmas quiz photo emerges
# Last Christmas
# Last Christmas

Boris Johnson accused of ‘culture of disregard’ for Covid rules as Christmas quiz photo emerges

Dec 12th 2021, 7:54 AM 40,452 Views 23 Comments

Downing Street said the Conservative Party leader had ‘briefly’ taken part ‘virtually’ in the quiz.

# covid-restrictions - Friday 10 December, 2021

No plans to change NI Covid restrictions over Christmas, says First Minister
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

No plans to change NI Covid restrictions over Christmas, says First Minister

Dec 10th 2021, 5:32 PM 9,394 Views 3 Comments

Concerns have risen in Northern Ireland about the rapid rate at which the Omicron variant is spreading in parts of Britain.

# covid-restrictions - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Inquiry into Number 10 party claims could be widened to other events, warns UK Cabinet minister
# Tory Party Party Party
# Tory Party Party Party

Inquiry into Number 10 party claims could be widened to other events, warns UK Cabinet minister

Dec 9th 2021, 12:32 PM 46,898 Views 34 Comments

The Tories admitted an event organised by a mayoral candidate took place in the party’s headquarters on 14 December.

# covid-restrictions - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Violent clashes in Belgium as tens of thousands march against country’s Covid measures
# Protests
# Protests

Violent clashes in Belgium as tens of thousands march against country’s Covid measures

Nov 21st 2021, 5:44 PM 33,234 Views 107 Comments

There have been many anti-vaccination marches in European nations in recent days as one government after another tightened restrictions.

# covid-restrictions - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Golfgate court hearing could last 5 days as over 50 witnesses to be heard
# Tee-up
# Tee-up

Golfgate court hearing could last 5 days as over 50 witnesses to be heard

Oct 28th 2021, 1:08 PM 19,308 Views 0 Comments

Judge Mary Fahy set aside 6 and 7 January for the opening days of the hearing.

# covid-restrictions - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
# Visitor Restrictions
# Visitor Restrictions

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November

Oct 20th 2021, 6:35 PM 9,489 Views 6 Comments

Only one nominated companion or partner is allowed to visit the hospital.

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

Oct 20th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,713 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

# covid-restrictions - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor

Oct 19th 2021, 6:55 PM 15,422 Views 11 Comments

An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.

# covid-restrictions - Friday 10 September, 2021

Rotunda 'very much regrets' upset caused by TV series after criticism from Taoiseach
# RTE SERIES
# RTE SERIES

Rotunda 'very much regrets' upset caused by TV series after criticism from Taoiseach

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 8:13 PM 80,208 Views 84 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he didn’t think the production was appropriate.
  • Donnelly, the health minister, said he believes the Master of the Rotunda should answer questions.
  • The hospital and RTÉ have facing criticism after the show was filmed while Covid restrictions were in place.
Denmark lifts the last of its Covid restrictions
# Vaccine Passports
# Vaccine Passports

Denmark lifts the last of its Covid restrictions

Sep 10th 2021, 7:18 AM 26,866 Views 32 Comments

50,000 people will attend a concert in Copenhagen tomorrow.

# covid-restrictions - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:12 PM 23,545 Views 54 Comments

Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.

# covid-restrictions - Friday 20 August, 2021

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself

Aug 20th 2021, 11:00 PM 22,807 Views 32 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says the music industry has been treated as an afterthought by Government.

# covid-restrictions - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Roadmap for easing of Covid restrictions set to be published on 31 August
# New Roadmap
# New Roadmap

Roadmap for easing of Covid restrictions set to be published on 31 August

Aug 19th 2021, 5:53 PM 27,011 Views 42 Comments

“We will be going into a new era of the management of Covid-19,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said this evening.

# covid-restrictions - Monday 26 July, 2021

Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations

Jul 26th 2021, 6:50 PM 8,394 Views 8 Comments

The rules will change at 6pm on Tuesday.

# covid-restrictions - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

August wedding guest increase at risk as Ireland is 'without a doubt' in fourth wave
# Receptions
# Receptions

August wedding guest increase at risk as Ireland is 'without a doubt' in fourth wave

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 5:46 PM 58,104 Views 51 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a final decision would be made next week on wedding numbers
  • The context for the decision is the 'challenging' increase in Covid-19 infections
  • Leo Varadkar says cases may peak at 3,000-4,000 per day in the coming weeks but ICU admissions may peak at a 'manageable' 40-50

# covid-restrictions - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

FactCheck: Is Ireland one of the only countries in Europe without indoor dining?
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

FactCheck: Is Ireland one of the only countries in Europe without indoor dining?

Jun 29th 2021, 10:10 PM 100,964 Views 0 Comments

The claim was first made last Friday. The Journal FactCheck finds it to be true.

# covid-restrictions - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

England may need to delay its roadmap to normality, but only for 'a couple of weeks'
# Freedom Day
# Freedom Day

England may need to delay its roadmap to normality, but only for 'a couple of weeks'

Jun 8th 2021, 3:53 PM 9,544 Views 3 Comments

Of 126 people admitted to hospital with the Indian variant, just three had had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

# covid-restrictions - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Gardaí restrict access to Dublin streets and arrest 10 people for public order incidents
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Gardaí restrict access to Dublin streets and arrest 10 people for public order incidents

Jun 6th 2021, 12:47 AM 45,535 Views 96 Comments

Gardaí say they came under fire on South Anne Street and Temple Bar.

# covid-restrictions - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Poll: What kind of dining are you most looking forward to?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What kind of dining are you most looking forward to?

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:00 PM 20,559 Views 16 Comments

With restrictions easing from next week, we’re wondering what kind of bread-breaking you can’t wait to do.

# covid-restrictions - Friday 14 May, 2021

Beer and goading in Portobello: 'I've cleaned up s**t, I've seen more people pissing'
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

Beer and goading in Portobello: 'I've cleaned up s**t, I've seen more people pissing'

Updated May 14th 2021, 6:31 PM 97,971 Views 144 Comments
  • The council says "about a thousand people" have gathered there in recent weekends, causing disruption for residents
  • There are to be increased garda patrols of the area
  • A demonstration this afternoon saw views expressed on both sides

# covid-restrictions - Friday 7 May, 2021

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.

May 7th 2021, 4:58 PM 26,728 Views 24 Comments

In spite of all the calls for hospitals to ease their Covid measures it was impossible to get a clear answer on whether my partner would be allowed in, our contributor writes.

# covid-restrictions - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Leo Varadkar urges employers not to pressure staff to return to offices

Apr 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 38,271 Views 23 Comments

The Tánaiste said that there was “clear evidence” that people are drifting back to their workplace.

# covid-restrictions - Saturday 10 April, 2021

French police bust 100 people breaking Covid restrictions in underground restaurant
# French Police
# French Police

French police bust 100 people breaking Covid restrictions in underground restaurant

Apr 10th 2021, 5:00 PM 24,209 Views 21 Comments

Participants were shown enjoying caviar and champagne at the event costing €220 per person.

# covid-restrictions - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Poll: Should restrictions be eased to allow for religious celebrations over Easter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should restrictions be eased to allow for religious celebrations over Easter?

Feb 20th 2021, 3:20 PM 72,595 Views 154 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin spoke with the Taoiseach about reducing restrictions yesterday.

# covid-restrictions - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'

Jan 16th 2021, 8:31 AM 57,822 Views 117 Comments

“Nobody predicted, in any model, the level of community transmission that we’re currently experiencing,” he told Virgin Media News.

# covid-restrictions - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Gardaí were spat at over 200 times this year during Covid crisis
# Health Guidelines
# Health Guidelines

Gardaí were spat at over 200 times this year during Covid crisis

Dec 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,533 Views 35 Comments

The Garda National Vetting Bureau has published stats on the number of times enforcement powers were used during the pandemic.

# covid-restrictions - Saturday 12 December, 2020

High levels of compliance with Covid-19 restrictions are reported but concerns remain around sport and shopping
# Level 3
# Level 3

High levels of compliance with Covid-19 restrictions are reported but concerns remain around sport and shopping

Dec 12th 2020, 1:00 PM 24,152 Views 37 Comments

22,000 inspections have been carried out since restrictions were implemented.

# covid-restrictions - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Kay Burley to go off air for six months in wake of controversial birthday gathering
# Sky News News
# Sky News News

Kay Burley to go off air for six months in wake of controversial birthday gathering

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 57,301 Views 38 Comments

Political editor Beth Rigby and correspondent Inzamam Rashid have agreed to be off air for three months

# covid-restrictions - Friday 4 December, 2020

Restaurants and gastropubs reopen today - here's everything you need to know
# Dining
# Dining

Restaurants and gastropubs reopen today - here's everything you need to know

Dec 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 50,140 Views 29 Comments

Time limits, substantial meals and all the rest.

# covid-restrictions - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Phoenix Park deer caused 'undue stress' by increase in visitors during pandemic
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Phoenix Park deer caused 'undue stress' by increase in visitors during pandemic

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:45 PM 21,715 Views 30 Comments

Instead of feeding the deer, the staff of the Phoenix Park have set up a number of post boxes for children to drop off their letters to Rudolf.

# covid-restrictions - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Return of schools likely to 'give rise to additional pressure' on public transport services, NTA chief says
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Return of schools likely to 'give rise to additional pressure' on public transport services, NTA chief says

Updated Nov 1st 2020, 4:10 PM 45,249 Views 73 Comments

In line with the government’s Level 5 restrictions, public transport capacity is currently restricted to 25%.

# covid-restrictions - Monday 19 October, 2020

'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5

Oct 19th 2020, 9:15 PM 160,617 Views 397 Comments

The announcement comes two weeks after NPHET first recommended that Ireland move to Level 5.

# covid-restrictions - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'Common sense has broken down': Government slammed for 'bonkers' measures and 'mixed messaging'
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

'Common sense has broken down': Government slammed for 'bonkers' measures and 'mixed messaging'

Sep 9th 2020, 6:07 PM 81,835 Views 55 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly called for political solidarity.

# covid-restrictions - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister
# Mixed Messaging
# Mixed Messaging

Campaign group to seek NPHET's 'specific concerns' about live events in meeting with Health Minister

Aug 30th 2020, 8:15 AM 35,272 Views 34 Comments

Confusion arose earlier this month following conflicting messages on numbers permitted at cultural events.

# covid-restrictions - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 2:53 PM 38,129 Views 121 Comments

Police are investigating potential breaches of lockdown rules at the funeral.

# covid-restrictions - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

PSNI to review footage amid criticism of high number of attendees at funeral of senior republican
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

PSNI to review footage amid criticism of high number of attendees at funeral of senior republican

Jun 30th 2020, 10:46 PM 33,490 Views 65 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams attended the funeral of Bobby Storey today.

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