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# level-3 - Saturday 12 December, 2020

High levels of compliance with Covid-19 restrictions are reported but concerns remain around sport and shopping
# Level 3
# Level 3

High levels of compliance with Covid-19 restrictions are reported but concerns remain around sport and shopping

Dec 12th 2020, 1:00 PM 24,055 Views 37 Comments

22,000 inspections have been carried out since restrictions were implemented.

# level-3 - Friday 11 December, 2020

10 days into Level 3, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
# COVID19 DATA
# COVID19 DATA

10 days into Level 3, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 9:45 AM 64,869 Views 34 Comments

We’ve broken down the latest Covid-19 data – and what it means for the weeks ahead.

# level-3 - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend

Dec 5th 2020, 12:10 PM 16,488 Views 28 Comments

It is the first weekend since Ireland returned to Level 3 restrictions.

# level-3 - Friday 4 December, 2020

Restaurants and gastropubs reopen today - here's everything you need to know
# Dining
# Dining

Restaurants and gastropubs reopen today - here's everything you need to know

Dec 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 49,474 Views 29 Comments

Time limits, substantial meals and all the rest.

As Ireland reopens, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
# Level 3
# Level 3

As Ireland reopens, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Dec 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,706 Views 19 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped by 27% in the past 14 days.

# level-3 - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Dance schools can facilitate individual dance training, minister says
# Level 3
# Level 3

Dance schools can facilitate individual dance training, minister says

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:51 PM 16,264 Views 13 Comments

Members from the performing arts sector of Ireland held a silent, socially distanced protest outside Leinster House today over the continued closure of businesses.

# level-3 - Monday 30 November, 2020

Over 100 garda checkpoints in operation every day as country enters Level 3
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

Over 100 garda checkpoints in operation every day as country enters Level 3

Nov 30th 2020, 8:24 PM 69,613 Views 38 Comments

The fixed checkpoints on motorway and dual carriageway routes will no longer be in place.

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
# NTA
# NTA

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3

Nov 30th 2020, 4:25 PM 14,407 Views 22 Comments

Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.

Dublin City Council advises shops to avoid special promotions in effort to limit on-street queues
# Level 3
# Level 3

Dublin City Council advises shops to avoid special promotions in effort to limit on-street queues

Nov 30th 2020, 4:08 PM 17,940 Views 18 Comments

Non-essential businesses can reopen from tomorrow.

# level-3 - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping
# Level 3
# Level 3

Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping

Nov 28th 2020, 1:29 PM 28,879 Views 51 Comments

Non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open from next Tuesday.

Poll: Do you agree with the Government's decision to reduce Covid-19 restrictions to Level 3?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you agree with the Government's decision to reduce Covid-19 restrictions to Level 3?

Nov 28th 2020, 10:00 AM 63,221 Views 143 Comments

Ireland will move to Level 3 with variations on Tuesday.

Covid-19: Here's what changes kick in next Tuesday and throughout December
# Leaving Level 5
# Leaving Level 5

Covid-19: Here's what changes kick in next Tuesday and throughout December

Nov 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 34,356 Views 25 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that shops, restaurants, gyms and some pubs will reopen next week, and that its advice is that household visits will be allowed at Christmas.

# level-3 - Friday 27 November, 2020

NPHET warned R number would be impacted if hospitality and home visits were allowed
# Level 5 To 3
# Level 5 To 3

NPHET warned R number would be impacted if hospitality and home visits were allowed

Nov 27th 2020, 8:43 PM 26,257 Views 63 Comments

It said that “the disease trajectory could once again turn quite quickly” in Ireland.

Golf clubs to reopen from Tuesday, while gyms to be used for individual training only - not classes
# Sport At Christmas
From The42
# Sport At Christmas

Golf clubs to reopen from Tuesday, while gyms to be used for individual training only - not classes

Nov 27th 2020, 7:21 PM 31,241 Views 18 Comments

Players will be able to play at golf clubs outside of their own county from 18 December, in line with the general easing of travel restrictions from the same date.

No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday
# Level 3
# Level 3

No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday

Nov 27th 2020, 6:27 PM 32,295 Views 13 Comments

As we exit Level 5, people will have been wondering about whether they can attend mass or other religious services.

What is the new advice around household visits and travel?
# Leaving Level 5
# Leaving Level 5

What is the new advice around household visits and travel?

Nov 27th 2020, 6:24 PM 34,960 Views 30 Comments

The Government has announced its advice for December and the Christmas period.

Confirmed: Shops, restaurants and some pubs reopen next week, green light for household visits at Christmas
# Christmas Restrictions
# Christmas Restrictions

Confirmed: Shops, restaurants and some pubs reopen next week, green light for household visits at Christmas

Nov 27th 2020, 6:16 PM 103,124 Views 137 Comments
  • From next Tuesday retailers, hairdressers, gyms, museums and cinemas will reopen and religious services can resume.
  • From 4 December restaurants and bars that have a kitchen on-site can serve customers indoors.
  • From 18 December inter-county travel will be allowed and three households will be able to mix indoors.

# level-3 - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Cabinet set to green light restaurants reopening after NPHET recommends takeaway only in December
# Covid19
# Covid19

Cabinet set to green light restaurants reopening after NPHET recommends takeaway only in December

Updated Nov 26th 2020, 10:29 PM 151,011 Views 165 Comments
  • A full Cabinet meeting will be held tomorrow to consider recommendations.
  • If approved by Cabinet tomorrow, all dining is expected to take place in controlled indoor settings.
  • NPHET recommended that pubs and restaurants serve takeaway only in December.

# level-3 - Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

Nov 16th 2020, 1:30 PM 25,557 Views 28 Comments

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

# level-3 - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach
# Level 3
# Level 3

Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach

Nov 11th 2020, 4:40 PM 64,254 Views 111 Comments

Micheal Martin said he would give advanced notice to businesses ahead of December.

# level-3 - Friday 30 October, 2020

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission
# Nphet
# Nphet

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission

Oct 30th 2020, 7:27 PM 35,412 Views 50 Comments

Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.

# level-3 - Saturday 17 October, 2020

'No one is fighting for us': Gym owners insist they should be allowed stay open under Levels 4 and 5
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'No one is fighting for us': Gym owners insist they should be allowed stay open under Levels 4 and 5

Oct 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 63,226 Views 134 Comments

The call comes from a group of independent gym owners.

# level-3 - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

New restrictions: No visits to households allowed from tomorrow night, except for essential reasons
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New restrictions: No visits to households allowed from tomorrow night, except for essential reasons

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 10:20 PM 491,771 Views 391 Comments

Exemptions will be made on compassionate grounds and for essential reasons like childcare.

# level-3 - Friday 9 October, 2020

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass
# Level 3
# Level 3

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass

Oct 9th 2020, 7:34 AM 33,171 Views 108 Comments

The four archbishops have requested a meeting with Micheál Martin.

# level-3 - Thursday 8 October, 2020

CMO and Health Minister discussed possibility of moving to Level 4 before Level 5 recommendation
# Nphet
# Nphet

CMO and Health Minister discussed possibility of moving to Level 4 before Level 5 recommendation

Oct 8th 2020, 8:05 PM 79,014 Views 48 Comments

Stephen Donnelly issued a statement in the Dáil this evening to clarify the timeline last weekend.

Gardaí have altered two checkpoints on major routes into Dublin as part of Operation Fanacht
# N7 And M2
# N7 And M2

Gardaí have altered two checkpoints on major routes into Dublin as part of Operation Fanacht

Oct 8th 2020, 7:44 AM 135,468 Views 73 Comments

Long tailbacks were reported yesterday as gardaí rolled out checkpoints across the country with every county now in Level 3.

# level-3 - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
# Nphet
# Nphet

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 9:18 PM 75,278 Views 99 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the Level 5 recommendation “came out of the blue” on Sunday.

Level 3 enforcement: Taoiseach declines to give timeline on when fines could be introduced but says options will be discussed this week
# Level 3
# Level 3

Level 3 enforcement: Taoiseach declines to give timeline on when fines could be introduced but says options will be discussed this week

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 5:30 PM 76,067 Views 119 Comments

The Covid sub-committee met this morning to discuss enforcement of Level 3 restrictions.

Long tailbacks reported as Operation Fanacht gets underway
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

Long tailbacks reported as Operation Fanacht gets underway

Oct 7th 2020, 11:51 AM 76,804 Views 86 Comments

There will be fixed garda checkpoints at 132 roads across the country in the coming weeks.

Coronavirus: The entire country is now in Level 3 - here's what that means
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Coronavirus: The entire country is now in Level 3 - here's what that means

Oct 7th 2020, 12:10 AM 82,052 Views 60 Comments

The new restrictions kicked in at midnight.

# level-3 - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 10:45 PM 93,875 Views 148 Comments

The recommendation became public on Sunday night, but the government rejected it yesterday – instead deciding that the entire country should enter Level 3.

Explainer: The whole country goes to Level 3 from tonight, but has it worked in Dublin?
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Explainer: The whole country goes to Level 3 from tonight, but has it worked in Dublin?

Oct 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 39,595 Views 25 Comments

Transmission of the virus hasn’t actually declined, but the increase has slowed.

Center Parcs Longford closing until 30 October as Level 3 restrictions kick in
# Level 3
# Level 3

Center Parcs Longford closing until 30 October as Level 3 restrictions kick in

Oct 6th 2020, 12:37 PM 39,914 Views 34 Comments

A statement from the company apologised to all those who had plans to visit in the coming weeks.

Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable

Oct 6th 2020, 12:33 PM 163,599 Views 148 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey says he understands the thinking behind yesterday’s decision by Government, but believes it won’t be enough to stop the second wave of Covid-19.

All camogie club games suspended until further notice 'in the interest of public safety'
# Level 3
From The42
# Level 3

All camogie club games suspended until further notice 'in the interest of public safety'

Oct 6th 2020, 10:54 AM 18,861 Views 10 Comments

The Association’s Ard Chomhairle has endorsed the decision.

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now
# Level 3
From The42
# Level 3

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now

Oct 6th 2020, 1:00 AM 5,169 Views 2 Comments

International, provincial, and elite amateur club rugby can continue under the IRFU’s guidelines.

# level-3 - Monday 5 October, 2020

Here is how sport will be impacted after Ireland's move to Level 3 restrictions
# Development
From The42
# Development

Here is how sport will be impacted after Ireland's move to Level 3 restrictions

Oct 5th 2020, 11:43 PM 37,366 Views 15 Comments

The new measures mean spectators will no longer be allowed in stadiums.

NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19
# CMO LETTER
# CMO LETTER

NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19

Oct 5th 2020, 10:26 PM 63,981 Views 129 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan warned in a letter last night of a “significant and deteriorating” epidemiological situation.

Coronavirus: The entire nation is going to Level 3 - here's what that means
# Level 3
# Level 3

Coronavirus: The entire nation is going to Level 3 - here's what that means

Oct 5th 2020, 9:53 PM 90,282 Views 67 Comments

There will be changes for the whole nation from midnight tomorrow night.

'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 51,111 Views 72 Comments

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

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