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# level-5 - Thursday 29 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 29th 2021, 8:27 PM 70,825 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."

# level-5 - Monday 26 April, 2021

'It feels like Christmas': Dublin Zoo reopens with families excited to 'have a new experience'
# Reopening
# Reopening

'It feels like Christmas': Dublin Zoo reopens with families excited to 'have a new experience'

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 11:52 AM 24,799 Views 37 Comments

The zoo opened with reduced capacity at 9.30am.

# level-5 - Sunday 11 April, 2021

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000

Apr 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 111,397 Views 95 Comments

Applicants who submitted documents as far back as November and December are still waiting to get them back.

# level-5 - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'Her shoes are falling apart': Parents call for clarity on buying children's shoes
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'Her shoes are falling apart': Parents call for clarity on buying children's shoes

Mar 30th 2021, 12:36 PM 76,979 Views 66 Comments

Parents whose children wear splints, known as AFOs, have been having particular issues finding suitable shoes.

# level-5 - Friday 26 March, 2021

Social visits between households double since end of January despite Level 5 restrictions
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Social visits between households double since end of January despite Level 5 restrictions

Mar 26th 2021, 9:44 PM 32,921 Views 49 Comments

The finding was contained a new opinion poll by the ESRI.

# level-5 - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 61,054 Views 67 Comments

Shubhangi Karmakar says the angry response to NPHET’s call last week was the last crack in the rift between public health and public opinion.

# level-5 - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Poll: Are you still adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?

Mar 16th 2021, 9:19 AM 76,761 Views 106 Comments

As we head into the spring Government has indicated a slight easing of restrictions is on the cards from 5 April.

# level-5 - Friday 12 March, 2021

Passport Office to begin processing some applications as categories of 'reasonable excuses' for travel expanded
# Level 5
# Level 5

Passport Office to begin processing some applications as categories of 'reasonable excuses' for travel expanded

Mar 12th 2021, 2:21 PM 64,722 Views 77 Comments

People have expressed their frustration at having to wait since Christmas for their passport application to be processed.

# level-5 - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies
# Spare Doses
# Spare Doses

No Cabinet discussion on vaccine delays, but Ireland reaching out to other EU countries for additional supplies

Updated Mar 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,301 Views 94 Comments

Micheál Martin said Boris Johnson has “made this point” to him.

# level-5 - Friday 5 March, 2021

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back
# Level 5
# Level 5

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back

Mar 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,238 Views 97 Comments

The Passport Office has said it won’t resume normal service until the end of Level 5 restrictions.

# level-5 - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Poll: Do you think this will be Ireland's last Level 5 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think this will be Ireland's last Level 5 lockdown?

Mar 3rd 2021, 8:43 AM 89,265 Views 144 Comments

Last night a further 359 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland.

# level-5 - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Summer bookings at 'historic low', hotels say
# Level 5
# Level 5

Summer bookings at 'historic low', hotels say

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:34 AM 35,302 Views 67 Comments

The hotels industry is calling for more supports from the government while they remain shut.

# level-5 - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:01 PM 227,009 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

# level-5 - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'It’s a real headache for the GAA now' - Waterford boss frustrated by elite sport change
# Liam Cahill
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# Liam Cahill

'It’s a real headache for the GAA now' - Waterford boss frustrated by elite sport change

Feb 11th 2021, 9:24 PM 8,564 Views 3 Comments

The Deise manager was unaware of the change in elite status.

# level-5 - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Poll: Are you getting more or less exercise since the latest restrictions were introduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you getting more or less exercise since the latest restrictions were introduced?

Feb 7th 2021, 9:46 AM 51,863 Views 71 Comments

The restrictions permit exercise within 5km of your home, but are you getting out for more walks or runs this time?

# level-5 - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel
# Covid19
# Covid19

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel

Updated Jan 27th 2021, 1:51 PM 42,740 Views 102 Comments

If people are found not to be at home when they receive a call, they could face a fine of up to €2,500.

# level-5 - 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 58,915 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin announced the extended measures this afternoon.

# level-5 - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March

Updated Jan 23rd 2021, 2:55 PM 221,037 Views 227 Comments

Micheál Martin said he is concerned about the UK strain of the virus, and vaccine delivery delays.

# level-5 - Friday 22 January, 2021

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:44 PM 41,122 Views 88 Comments

Micheál Martin says the issue will be discussed by the Cabinet sub-committee on Monday.

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 770 fines issued by gardaí for non-essential travel since 11 January

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:53 PM 17,172 Views 36 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

# level-5 - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste

Jan 21st 2021, 1:30 PM 27,688 Views 42 Comments

‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

Jan 21st 2021, 9:43 AM 89,487 Views 226 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland

# level-5 - 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 102,773 Views 75 Comments

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

# level-5 - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown

Jan 19th 2021, 9:00 PM 67,080 Views 35 Comments

Some of the biggest FDI sites in the country are open under government exemptions.

# level-5 - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach: 'In hindsight, would we have done what we did a month ago? Obviously not'

Jan 16th 2021, 8:31 AM 57,811 Views 116 Comments

“Nobody predicted, in any model, the level of community transmission that we’re currently experiencing,” he told Virgin Media News.

# level-5 - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Poll: Have you travelled over 5km since the beginning of the month?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you travelled over 5km since the beginning of the month?

Jan 13th 2021, 9:16 AM 86,771 Views 129 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, a 5km travel limit is in place.

# level-5 - Friday 8 January, 2021

Deal struck with Government to provide funding for childcare services for essential workers
# Level 5
# Level 5

Deal struck with Government to provide funding for childcare services for essential workers

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 8:35 PM 39,965 Views 15 Comments

The IBEC groups said all childcare services will be open for children of frontline and essential workers and vulnerable children.

# level-5 - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Here are the new restrictions as Ireland's Covid-19 cases climb
# Covid19
# Covid19

Here are the new restrictions as Ireland's Covid-19 cases climb

Jan 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,579 Views 51 Comments

Government has announced additional measures aimed at combating viral spread and protecting the country’s health service.

# level-5 - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

People travelling from Britain or South Africa required to have negative Covid test before arrival
# Travel
# Travel

People travelling from Britain or South Africa required to have negative Covid test before arrival

Jan 6th 2021, 5:44 PM 7,748 Views 24 Comments

The change will kick in this Saturday.

Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers
# Creche
# Creche

Childcare services to remain open but only for vulnerable groups and children of essential workers

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:35 PM 38,023 Views 11 Comments

The measures will remain in place until at least the end of January.

Click and collect services for non-essential retail banned under new restrictions
# Retail
# Retail

Click and collect services for non-essential retail banned under new restrictions

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 4:45 PM 43,251 Views 58 Comments

The decision to ban click and collect services comes following a Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down

Jan 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 81,905 Views 105 Comments
  • Ministers meet this morning and an announcement is expected later today.
  • Strict new rules on international travel are also set to be signed-off.
  • It comes as the numbers in hospital exceed the previous peak in mid-April.

# level-5 - Monday 4 January, 2021

Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 10:05 PM 43,177 Views 63 Comments

The “very difficult decision” was made “due to the surge in community-acquired Covid-19 infections”.

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?

Jan 4th 2021, 4:59 PM 45,114 Views 9 Comments

The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.

# level-5 - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Gardaí to carry out checkpoints within local areas as country enters Level 5 restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Gardaí to carry out checkpoints within local areas as country enters Level 5 restrictions

Dec 31st 2020, 2:08 PM 104,877 Views 80 Comments

Gardaí will also engage in high visibility patrolling in public areas such as parks and recreational areas.

People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says
# New Year's Eve
# New Year's Eve

People must 'look at their plans' and reduce contacts as Ireland battles third wave, Holohan says

Dec 31st 2020, 9:01 AM 32,843 Views 135 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said the current levels of transmission of Covid-19 are “simply unsustainable”.

Poll: Do you agree with the government's decision to return to Level 5 restrictions for a month?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the government's decision to return to Level 5 restrictions for a month?

Dec 31st 2020, 8:41 AM 152,837 Views 165 Comments

The new restrictions were announced by Taoiseach Micheál Martin yesterday.

# level-5 - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

'It's a hammer blow': Retailers say they are in 'shock' at decision to shut non-essential shops

'It's a hammer blow': Retailers say they are in 'shock' at decision to shut non-essential shops

Dec 30th 2020, 9:48 PM 53,132 Views 112 Comments

The move has been described as a “hammer blow” to retailers.

'Full Level 5': What do the new restrictions mean for households and businesses?
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Full Level 5': What do the new restrictions mean for households and businesses?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:52 PM 95,722 Views 104 Comments

The new restrictions come into force tonight until 31 January.

'The situation is extremely serious': Return to full Level 5 restrictions until 31 January
# Level 5
# Level 5

'The situation is extremely serious': Return to full Level 5 restrictions until 31 January

Dec 30th 2020, 6:08 PM 172,833 Views 308 Comments
  • Ban on household visits kicks in at midnight tonight
  • All non-essential retail to close tomorrow
  • School re-opening pushed back to 11 January
  • Martin says the situation is 'extremely serious'
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