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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

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Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday
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
Professor Sam McConkey believes case numbers will continue to rise if the Government rejects NPHET’s advice.
'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.
Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'
The Department of Business expressed concern about the liability for the State and businesses.
Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference
Juan Emilio Ameri said he did not think he was connected to the internet at that particular moment.
Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says
Dublin has seen a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.
Any attendance at Leinster game likely to be made up of players and their families
The government’s new ‘Living with Covid’ document allows for up to up to 200 spectators.
Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.
Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'
“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.
Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers
The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.
Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'
Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.
'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal
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
So-called wet pubs don’t expect to be permitted to re-open any time soon.
'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership
Government has spent the summer planning for the reopening of schools next Thursday.
'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event
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
The party whip has been removed from senators Paul Daly, Aidan Davitt and Niall Blaney.
The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion
The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.
Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed
The First Minister said Dons players ‘blatantly broke’ coronavirus protocols when they spent Saturday night in a bar.
FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting
The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.
Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?
The Taoiseach said yesterday he had “enormous sympathy” for the plight of publicans.
Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures
Ryanair is taking the action aimed at setting aside the so-called green list published by government.
Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says
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?
Have your say.
Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub
Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.
Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time
Restrictions on indoor gatherings to 50 and outdoors to 200 will also remain until August 10.
Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff
Labour’s Alan Kelly questioned why the foreign affairs minister is getting a security package at a cost of €200,000.
Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events
Manchester City are due to host Real Madrid in the Champions League in August.
How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider
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.
From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition
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
Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.
Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?
The draft programme for government was agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party on Monday.
GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement
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
The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU will collectively receive up to €40million.
McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power
It comes as Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Eamon Ryan signed an agreement to form a coalition.
Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022
Micheál Martin will be Taoiseach for the first two years of the next government, before Leo Varadkar takes the top job again.
Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government
The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.
Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers
The Manchester United and England striker has written an emotional open letter to MPs calling for free meals to continue through the summer holidays.
Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers
The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.
Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis?
Ireland is due to move into Phase 2 of easing restrictions in the second week of June.
The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation?
Yep, we still don’t have a government yet… we take a look at what’s going on.