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# government - Monday 6 December, 2021

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
# Covid Latest
# Covid Latest

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated Mon 6:58 PM 28,392 Views 29 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.

# government - Friday 3 December, 2021

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

Fri 6:23 PM 31,326 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

# government - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests
# Last Orders
# Last Orders

Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests

Nov 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 51,256 Views 33 Comments

All activities associated with bars must cease at midnight, a spokesperson said.

# government - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

Oct 20th 2021, 12:43 PM 8,684 Views 9 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

# government - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Government urged to invest portion of sugar and betting tax in physical activity
# Budget
From The42
# Budget

Government urged to invest portion of sugar and betting tax in physical activity

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 5:21 PM 14,209 Views 10 Comments

The Federation of Irish Sport also has three other key ‘asks’ in its pre-budget submission.

# government - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy
# New Baby
# New Baby

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:37 PM 29,008 Views 1 Comment

The Taoiseach congratulated Harris and his wife Caoimhe on the arrival of their second child.

# government - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?
# Merrion Gate
# Merrion Gate

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?

Sep 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,377 Views 83 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone have been drawn back into controversy this week.
  • Developments included deleted and revealed texts, FOI requests and an Oireachtas committee.
  • Orla Dwyer takes a look back at what happened in late July and what the situation is now.

# government - Friday 27 August, 2021

Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
# Tent Talks
# Tent Talks

Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers

Aug 27th 2021, 6:24 PM 13,242 Views 20 Comments

The Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee met today to discuss the next steps in the easing of restrictions.

# government - Friday 6 August, 2021

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication
# Live Music
# Live Music

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication

Aug 6th 2021, 5:36 PM 13,596 Views 21 Comments

“We were told that there would be no further restrictions lifted until September.”

# government - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

Aug 4th 2021, 7:25 AM 31,185 Views 83 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

# government - Friday 23 July, 2021

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 10:29 PM 62,301 Views 64 Comments

The initial URL of the website spelled certificate incorrectly.

# government - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 6:24 PM 87,349 Views 200 Comments

A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.

# government - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'

Jul 1st 2021, 2:28 PM 9,078 Views 12 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said earlier this month that antigen testing is “just not as good as PCR”.

# government - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 9:21 PM 71,461 Views 146 Comments

NPHET issued advice to government yesterday.

# government - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 9:55 PM 91,379 Views 73 Comments
  • Fully vaccinated people travelling from Great Britain will still need to self-quarantine for at least five days.
  • There are no self-quarantine requirements for those travelling from the North - unless a passenger is travelling from Britain via Northern Ireland.
  • In the week up to Monday, there were 2,270 new cases of Covid-19 - a drop of 21% on the previous week.

# government - Thursday 3 June, 2021

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
# Solutions
# Solutions

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 14,248 Views 62 Comments

Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.

# government - 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 78,309 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."

# government - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land
# Israel
# Israel

Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land

May 26th 2021, 9:32 PM 38,068 Views 63 Comments

A People Before Profit amendment to Sinn Fein’s motion was defeated.

# government - Monday 24 May, 2021

Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality

May 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 37,084 Views 39 Comments

The trade unionist takes issue with how household income is quantified and discussed in the public domain.

# government - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
# Housing
# Housing

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply

Updated May 4th 2021, 11:07 PM 51,496 Views 111 Comments

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.

# government - Thursday 29 April, 2021

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight
# Level 3 Plus
# Level 3 Plus

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight

Apr 29th 2021, 8:27 PM 70,845 Views 59 Comments
  • The government agreed to ease a number of Covid-19 restrictions on a phased basis from next month.
  • Inter-county travel, more outdoor meetings and increased numbers at funerals and wedding services from 10 May.
  • The Taoiseach said: "Hope is returning."
LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May
Live Apr 29th 2021, 7:00 PM

LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May

# government - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak
# Leaking
# Leaking

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak

Apr 18th 2021, 12:08 PM 17,323 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson said Leo Varadkar made a full statement to gardaí and “answered all questions”.

# government - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date
# In The Spotlight
From The42
# In The Spotlight

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date

Apr 1st 2021, 12:58 PM 7,143 Views 23 Comments

Members of the Dublin squad were reported to have gathered for a training session at the Innisfails GAA club.

# government - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:37 PM 80,711 Views 132 Comments

The overhaul of the vaccine categories follows recommendations from NIAC.

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing

Mar 30th 2021, 6:46 PM 24,933 Views 45 Comments

This measure takes effect immediately.

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April
# Return To Play
From The42
# Return To Play

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 6:31 PM 19,975 Views 53 Comments

The Government announced the latest on the easing of restrictions this evening.

# government - Monday 29 March, 2021

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 11:42 PM 58,572 Views 66 Comments

The meeting took place this evening and a full Cabinet meeting will take place tomorrow.

# government - Thursday 25 March, 2021

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'
# Zero Covid
# Zero Covid

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'

Mar 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 25,015 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar was talking about the Zero Covid strategy and mandatory hotel quarantine.

# government - Thursday 25 February, 2021

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?

Feb 25th 2021, 7:50 AM 29,526 Views 64 Comments

We take a look for this week’s podcast episode.

# government - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season
# Return To Play
From The42
# Return To Play

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season

Feb 23rd 2021, 9:58 PM 29,396 Views 9 Comments

Inter-county training is unlikely to resume until after 5 April.

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 148,353 Views 331 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April

# government - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Majority of Italians signal support as 'Super' Mario Draghi sworn in as new prime minister
# Top Job
# Top Job

Majority of Italians signal support as 'Super' Mario Draghi sworn in as new prime minister

Feb 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 9,177 Views 6 Comments

The veteran politician formerly held the top job at the European Central Bank.

# government - Friday 12 February, 2021

Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government
# Italy
# Italy

Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government

Feb 12th 2021, 8:06 PM 8,562 Views 5 Comments

Draghi has also submitted the names of his Cabinet members to President Sergio Mattarella, who has the job of naming them.

# government - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says
# Level 5
# Level 5

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 6:16 PM 58,950 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin announced the extended measures this afternoon.

# government - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 9:45 PM 102,781 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

# government - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?
# Advice
# Advice

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?

Jan 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 58,600 Views 0 Comments

This week, Health Mininister Stephen Donnelly denied the government had gone against public health advice.

# government - Monday 14 December, 2020

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
# Every Contact Counts
# Every Contact Counts

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas

Dec 14th 2020, 5:57 PM 13,983 Views 17 Comments

Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.

# government - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?

Dec 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,404 Views 40 Comments

The government last week voted against a motion to pay student nurses on placement.

# government - Friday 16 October, 2020

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 10:05 PM 422,899 Views 543 Comments

The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.

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