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# 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 58,952 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 102,782 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 58,627 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 14,007 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 22,546 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 422,933 Views 539 Comments

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

# government - Monday 5 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday
# New Measures
# New Measures

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 9:09 PM 182,756 Views 194 Comments

NPHET had recommended that the country enter Level 5 – the highest level of restrictions.

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns

Oct 5th 2020, 5:13 PM 51,171 Views 75 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey believes case numbers will continue to rise if the Government rejects NPHET’s advice.

# government - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

Oct 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,116 Views 49 Comments

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

# government - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'
# Employer Liability
# Employer Liability

Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'

Sep 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,423 Views 18 Comments

The Department of Business expressed concern about the liability for the State and businesses.

# government - Friday 25 September, 2020

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference

Sep 25th 2020, 5:25 PM 168,970 Views 44 Comments

Juan Emilio Ameri said he did not think he was connected to the internet at that particular moment.

# government - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says

Sep 17th 2020, 9:13 AM 41,442 Views 124 Comments

Dublin has seen a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

# government - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Any attendance at Leinster game likely to be made up of players and their families
# Guidelines
From The42
# Guidelines

Any attendance at Leinster game likely to be made up of players and their families

Sep 15th 2020, 3:14 PM 5,969 Views 5 Comments

The government’s new ‘Living with Covid’ document allows for up to up to 200 spectators.

# government - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says
# Government
# Government

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Sep 13th 2020, 1:10 PM 40,092 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

# government - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

Sep 12th 2020, 12:51 PM 45,466 Views 75 Comments

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

# government - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers
# Redundancy
# Redundancy

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers

Sep 8th 2020, 4:42 PM 20,576 Views 33 Comments

The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.

# government - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'
# Vintner Is Coming
# Vintner Is Coming

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'

Updated Sep 2nd 2020, 12:55 PM 101,755 Views 96 Comments

Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.

# government - Monday 24 August, 2020

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal
# Seamus Woulfe
# Seamus Woulfe

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal

Aug 24th 2020, 11:41 AM 31,599 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.

Two-thirds of pubs still closed outside Dublin say they'll go out of business by January if current conditions persist
# Vintners
# Vintners

Two-thirds of pubs still closed outside Dublin say they'll go out of business by January if current conditions persist

Aug 24th 2020, 7:38 AM 29,070 Views 60 Comments

So-called wet pubs don’t expect to be permitted to re-open any time soon.

# government - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:15 AM 54,489 Views 79 Comments

Government has spent the summer planning for the reopening of schools next Thursday.

# government - Friday 21 August, 2020

'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event
# Liveline
# Liveline

'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event

Aug 21st 2020, 3:50 PM 37,958 Views 115 Comments

RTÉ’s Liveline received calls from members of the public expressing anger and disappointment over the event.

Micheál Martin removes party whip from three Fianna Fáil senators who attended golf event
# Golf Society
# Golf Society

Micheál Martin removes party whip from three Fianna Fáil senators who attended golf event

Aug 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 42,163 Views 70 Comments

The party whip has been removed from senators Paul Daly, Aidan Davitt and Niall Blaney.

# government - Monday 10 August, 2020

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion
# Beirut Explosion
# Beirut Explosion

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion

Aug 10th 2020, 5:58 PM 24,437 Views 24 Comments

The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.

# government - Friday 7 August, 2020

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed
# Off
From The42
# Off

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 2:00 PM 11,348 Views 2 Comments

The First Minister said Dons players ‘blatantly broke’ coronavirus protocols when they spent Saturday night in a bar.

# government - Thursday 6 August, 2020

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting

Updated Aug 6th 2020, 8:00 PM 17,505 Views 14 Comments

The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.

# government - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?

Aug 5th 2020, 8:27 AM 67,744 Views 171 Comments

The Taoiseach said yesterday he had “enormous sympathy” for the plight of publicans.

# government - Friday 31 July, 2020

Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures
# Green List
# Green List

Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures

Jul 31st 2020, 4:47 PM 26,518 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair is taking the action aimed at setting aside the so-called green list published by government.

# government - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:55 PM 23,153 Views 42 Comments

Barry Cowen was sacked from his role as Minister for Agriculture by Martin last week.

Poll: Do you think the new government is doing a good job so far?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the new government is doing a good job so far?

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:21 AM 69,538 Views 113 Comments

Have your say.

# government - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Jul 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,003 Views 20 Comments

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# government - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time

Jul 15th 2020, 8:03 PM 72,436 Views 85 Comments

Restrictions on indoor gatherings to 50 and outdoors to 200 will also remain until August 10.

# government - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff
# Money To Burn
# Money To Burn

Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff

Jul 14th 2020, 6:13 PM 59,317 Views 63 Comments

Labour’s Alan Kelly questioned why the foreign affairs minister is getting a security package at a cost of €200,000.

# government - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events
# Rules
From The42
# Rules

Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events

Jul 5th 2020, 9:46 AM 6,638 Views 0 Comments

Manchester City are due to host Real Madrid in the Champions League in August.

# government - Thursday 2 July, 2020

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider
# Podcast
# Podcast

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 7,556 Views 8 Comments

Is it a seamless process or can there be bumps in the road? We ask former government press secretary Feargal Purcell as the new government gets settled in.

# government - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition
# War Is Over
# War Is Over

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

Jun 27th 2020, 5:10 PM 16,024 Views 66 Comments

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach
# Government
# Government

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Jun 27th 2020, 1:38 PM 16,767 Views 58 Comments

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

# government - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?

Jun 21st 2020, 1:37 PM 60,687 Views 151 Comments

The draft programme for government was agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party on Monday.

# government - Friday 19 June, 2020

GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement
# Fast Track
From The42
# Fast Track

GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement

Jun 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 8,808 Views 10 Comments

A review of the GAA’s plans will take place over the weekend.

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport
# Support
From The42
# Support

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport

Jun 19th 2020, 8:12 PM 15,842 Views 22 Comments

The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU will collectively receive up to €40million.

# government - Monday 15 June, 2020

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power
# Opposition
# Opposition

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power

Jun 15th 2020, 9:59 PM 25,881 Views 154 Comments

It comes as Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Eamon Ryan signed an agreement to form a coalition.