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# emergency powers

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2022
# emergency powers
Covid-19 powers allowing Government to impose legal restrictions to be let lapse tomorrow
However, healthcare workers are warning that a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations is pressuring on the sector.
All time
# government powers
Cabinet approves the drafting of new law to cover all emergency Covid powers
It is understood a sunset clause will be included in the new legislation.
# restrictions
Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.
# garda powers
Minister told government will not continue to receive 'a blank cheque' for their Covid response
A number of TDs have been critical of plans to extend Covid-19 emergency powers to November.
# emergency powers
Seanad passes extension of emergency Covid-19 powers until November, but SF to push for earlier July review date
Sinn Féin intends to put down amendments tomorrow curtailing the emergency period to 9 July rather than 9 November.
# rollover
Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November
A government spokesperson said the measures were being extended as “a precaution”.
# IHREC
Government accused of 'blurring lines' on emergency pandemic powers
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says all Covid-related emergency powers should have sunset clauses.
# emergency powers
Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May
The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.
# emergency powers
Junior minister concerned about Garda treatment of Debenhams protesters, calls for regular review of powers
Minister of State John Hallligan says the powers should be reviewed on a monthly-basis.
# Stay home stay safe
Gardaí record 34 incidents where Covid-19 emergency powers were invoked
The incidents were recorded between 8 April and 18 April during which gardaí said the vast majority of people were compliant.
Voices
Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles
Conor Casey of Trinity College says a challenge to the new legislation would be unlikely to succeed.