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#easing restrictions

# 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 7,018 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 24,012 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 10,248 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 36,483 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 41,672 Views 15 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 18,132 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 78,286 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 19,139 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 79,395 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 246,566 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 72,020 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 57,905 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
# Easing Restrictions
# 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 56,660 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
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

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

Mar 24th 2021, 7:56 PM 48,108 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?
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

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

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 52,478 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 82,066 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
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

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

Jun 12th 2020, 8:11 AM 8,189 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 24,600 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 38,045 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 24,956 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
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

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

May 15th 2020, 1:30 PM 59,815 Views 83 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
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

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

May 3rd 2020, 1:34 PM 21,221 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 92,190 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
# Easing Restrictions
# 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 43,087 Views 52 Comments

The Taoiseach wants to publish the roadmap before 5 May.