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#easing restrictions

# easing-restrictions - Friday 21 January, 2022

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 12:30 PM 99,064 Views 130 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

# easing-restrictions - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 62,432 Views 89 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

# easing-restrictions - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Varadkar wants to set 31 March as a deadline to end almost all legal Covid restrictions
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# 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 73,070 Views 98 Comments

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

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions
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# Easing Restrictions

Friday Cabinet meeting 'not out of the question' as Govt optimistic about easing restrictions

Jan 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,102 Views 57 Comments
  • Senior sources said it’s very possible there will be a Cabinet meeting on Friday amid calls for clarity to be given to businesses before next week.
  • NPHET will meet on Thursday and will consider easing restrictions on hospitality and working from home.
  • The mood music is positive among those in government circles, Political Correspondent Christina Finn reports.

# easing-restrictions - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?
# Covid19
# Covid19

At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?

Oct 19th 2021, 4:06 PM 71,403 Views 66 Comments

Rising Covid case numbers and hospitalisations saw the government take a more cautious approach to the loosening of restrictions.

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday

Updated Oct 19th 2021, 7:14 AM 81,215 Views 82 Comments
  • Ministers have been advised by NPHET that there is some scope to ease remaining Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
  • As nightclubs await permission to open doors again the advice has been described by sources as "not straightforward".
  • Separately NIAC has recommended booster vaccine shots for those over 60.

# easing-restrictions - Thursday 14 October, 2021

No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended

Oct 14th 2021, 1:36 PM 41,621 Views 138 Comments

The Taoiseach says there is a ‘need for perspective’ but would not be drawn further on re-opening plans.

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 12:15 PM 56,087 Views 206 Comments
  • Those who have not been vaccinated are having a “disproportionate” impact on the health service, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.
  • Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday to decided on the next phase of re-opening.
  • The HSE today warned that it is experiencing the strain of increased Covid-19 hospitalisations

# easing-restrictions - Friday 27 August, 2021

As it happened: Offices to reopen and live events to return on 'phased basis' over Sept and Oct
Live Aug 27th 2021, 6:15 PM

As it happened: Offices to reopen and live events to return on 'phased basis' over Sept and Oct

  • Catherine Martin said she wants to see “an easing of restrictions in September for our musicians, for our artists”.
  • Eamon Ryan said there is a potential for public transport to return to 100% capacity next month under plans being discussed.
  • Minister Ryan also said confirmations and communions could possibly recommence from September.

# easing-restrictions - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet live event reps next week as pressure mounts to reopen entertainment sector
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet live event reps next week as pressure mounts to reopen entertainment sector

Aug 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,051 Views 5 Comments

Government has said it will follow through with its commitments to provide a comprehensive plan for the sector.

# easing-restrictions - Monday 23 August, 2021

Minister wants indoor arts and dance classes back in September in line with schools reopening
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Minister wants indoor arts and dance classes back in September in line with schools reopening

Aug 23rd 2021, 11:30 PM 24,128 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánasite and the chief medical officer have been invited to attend a meeting with live entertainment reps.

# easing-restrictions - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 22nd 2021, 9:30 PM 10,290 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# easing-restrictions - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 6:53 PM 36,511 Views 32 Comments
  • Micheál Martin says the government will decide by July if it can 'do more than we signalled'
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has reportedly asked NPHET to consider a phased return to offices in August
  • Business group DublinTown says outdoor dining has improved the atmosphere in the city
  • Galway councillor suggests 'designated areas' for outdoor drinking

# easing-restrictions - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Cinemas are set to re-open on Monday: how will it work and what can you go and see?
# June 7
# June 7

Cinemas are set to re-open on Monday: how will it work and what can you go and see?

Jun 5th 2021, 7:30 AM 43,614 Views 16 Comments

Covid guidelines must be adhered to as cinemas show a range of new releases and some older ones.

# easing-restrictions - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Almost 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far in Ireland, HSE CEO says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Almost 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far in Ireland, HSE CEO says

Jun 3rd 2021, 2:59 PM 18,148 Views 27 Comments

The HSE is also considering recommendations on shortening the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

# easing-restrictions - Thursday 27 May, 2021

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July
# New Rules
# New Rules

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:01 PM 78,353 Views 113 Comments
  • The Cabinet will meet to sign off on the eased measures.
  • 5,000 spectators are set to be allowed attend outdoor events from 2 August.
  • The Health Minister has said: "NPHET’s view is the trajectory is positive."

# easing-restrictions - Monday 24 May, 2021

Restrictions have relaxed in the North today - with pubs and restaurants opening for indoor service
# Northern Hospitality
# Northern Hospitality

Restrictions have relaxed in the North today - with pubs and restaurants opening for indoor service

Updated May 24th 2021, 12:00 PM 19,242 Views 15 Comments
  • From today, a maximum of six people can sit together inside pubs, cafes and restaurants.
  • Belfast's Grand Central Hotel general manager Stephen Meldrum said there has been "a marginal increase" in bookings over the last four weeks.

# easing-restrictions - Monday 17 May, 2021

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
# Opening Time
# Opening Time

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated May 17th 2021, 11:02 AM 79,595 Views 36 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important

# easing-restrictions - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Hairdressers and inter-county travel due to reopen on 10 May, while beer gardens and outdoor dining set for 7 June
# Summer 2021
# Summer 2021

Hairdressers and inter-county travel due to reopen on 10 May, while beer gardens and outdoor dining set for 7 June

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 8:25 AM 246,906 Views 190 Comments

Government will give a detailed roadmap today after a full Cabinet meeting.

# easing-restrictions - Monday 26 April, 2021

Another 'outdoor summer': Here's when to expect this week's Covid re-opening decisions
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Another 'outdoor summer': Here's when to expect this week's Covid re-opening decisions

Apr 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 72,080 Views 52 Comments
  • As well as the schedule for May the Taoiseach is expected to give some indications of the plan for June this week.
  • The main announcements are expected on Thursday night, with NPHET set to convene on Wednesday.
  • It comes amid the easing of some restrictions on sports today and the reopening of outdoor attractions like zoos.

# easing-restrictions - Monday 19 April, 2021

Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May
# Outdoor Activitiies
# Outdoor Activitiies

Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 3:40 PM 57,929 Views 62 Comments
  • The Higher Education Minister is arguing that the public know how to socialise safely outdoors now, and should be allowed to do so.
  • AstraZeneca has written to an Oireachtas committee to say that it will deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine in the first 6 months of the year.
  • Finance Minsiter Paschal Donohoe said that it could be 2023 before Ireland returns to pre-pandemic employment levels.

# easing-restrictions - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events
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# Easing Restrictions

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 3:19 PM 56,765 Views 92 Comments

NPHET and the Government are due to consider the further easing of restrictions again at the beginning of May.

# easing-restrictions - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Having all schools fully open in April is a top priority, says Tánaiste
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# Easing Restrictions

Having all schools fully open in April is a top priority, says Tánaiste

Mar 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 48,133 Views 96 Comments

Easing of some low-risk outdoor activities is also expected to be announced next week.

# easing-restrictions - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?
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# Lifting Lockdown

Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 52,498 Views 70 Comments

Let’s take a look.

# easing-restrictions - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
# 2021
# 2021

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer

Jan 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 82,105 Views 105 Comments

In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.

# easing-restrictions - Friday 12 June, 2020

Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month
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# Easing Restrictions

Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month

Jun 12th 2020, 8:11 AM 8,202 Views 11 Comments

The news comes as New Zealand prepares to welcome back fans at its Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament.

# easing-restrictions - Monday 8 June, 2020

No return to rush-hour as Dublin's streets remain quiet on the first morning of Phase Two
# Day One
# Day One

No return to rush-hour as Dublin's streets remain quiet on the first morning of Phase Two

Jun 8th 2020, 11:16 AM 24,664 Views 28 Comments

Buses and train stations remained largely quiet this morning.

# easing-restrictions - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Harris says 20km rule important to avoid virus being brought into less affected areas
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Harris says 20km rule important to avoid virus being brought into less affected areas

Jun 3rd 2020, 2:22 PM 38,068 Views 71 Comments

The number of Covid-19 cases in ICU has fallen to 36, according to the latest figures.

# easing-restrictions - Friday 29 May, 2020

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

Updated May 29th 2020, 4:00 PM 24,973 Views 25 Comments

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

# easing-restrictions - Friday 15 May, 2020

Cabinet set to approve easing of restrictions, but homeware stores not permitted to open
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# Easing Restrictions

Cabinet set to approve easing of restrictions, but homeware stores not permitted to open

May 15th 2020, 1:30 PM 59,857 Views 84 Comments

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

# easing-restrictions - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as Spain records lowest daily death toll in seven weeks
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# Easing Restrictions

Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as Spain records lowest daily death toll in seven weeks

May 3rd 2020, 1:34 PM 21,244 Views 14 Comments

Despite the reopenings, experts have cautioned that many countries are still not through the worst of their outbreaks yet.

# easing-restrictions - Friday 17 April, 2020

Harris hopes to ease measures in May but warns not to expect 'significant lifting of restrictions'
# Complex Process
# Complex Process

Harris hopes to ease measures in May but warns not to expect 'significant lifting of restrictions'

Apr 17th 2020, 9:02 AM 92,212 Views 134 Comments

Lifting the restrictions will be “complex” and “delicate” according to the Minister for Health.

# easing-restrictions - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Varadkar intends to publish exit plan, but doesn't know if restrictions will be lifted on 5 May
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# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar intends to publish exit plan, but doesn't know if restrictions will be lifted on 5 May

Apr 16th 2020, 5:03 PM 43,102 Views 52 Comments

The Taoiseach wants to publish the roadmap before 5 May.