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# level-5 - Today’s News

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?

7 hours ago 65,079 Views 108 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 35,184 Views 66 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 224,990 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
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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 8,503 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 51,794 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 41,581 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 58,564 Views 75 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 220,192 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 41,072 Views 87 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 17,055 Views 35 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 27,411 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 89,388 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 102,499 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 65,786 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 57,694 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 86,297 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 39,785 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 52,348 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 7,731 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 37,708 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 42,615 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 81,799 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 42,607 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 44,487 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 104,496 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 32,802 Views 134 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 152,745 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 52,989 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 94,258 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 172,399 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'

# level-5 - Monday 28 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated

Dec 28th 2020, 9:00 AM 97,260 Views 157 Comments

Varadkar also indicated that Level 5 will last beyond 12 January.

# level-5 - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions

Dec 27th 2020, 1:51 PM 8,275 Views 7 Comments

Domestic abuse can be something other than physical: it can mean you’re isolated from friends or control is taken over your personal items.

# level-5 - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border
# Level 5
# Level 5

'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:39 PM 105,574 Views 88 Comments

The Tánaiste said there would be gardaí policing rules around inter-county travel.

'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period
# Covid Measures
# Covid Measures

'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period

Dec 22nd 2020, 3:09 PM 224,727 Views 136 Comments

Ireland will return to Level 5 restrictions – with some adjustments.

Non-essential retail to remain open under Level 5 but shops asked to defer January sales
# Level 5
# Level 5

Non-essential retail to remain open under Level 5 but shops asked to defer January sales

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:31 PM 43,509 Views 35 Comments

“The retail sector will be requested to defer January sales events,” the Taoiseach said this afternoon announcing the measures.

Only six people can attend weddings from 3 January, and worship moves online from 26 December
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Only six people can attend weddings from 3 January, and worship moves online from 26 December

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:27 PM 43,728 Views 19 Comments

Up to 10 mourners can attend a funeral.

# level-5 - 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 26,304 Views 63 Comments

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

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 32,718 Views 13 Comments

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

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December
# Covid19
# Covid19

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 4:17 PM 70,530 Views 67 Comments
  • Retailers, gyms and non-essential services like hairdressers to open from next Tuesday.
  • Restaurants and gastropubs to open from next Friday.
  • Restrictions on inter-county travel and ban on household visits to remain in place until 18 December.
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us as we prepare to leave Level 5?
# Covid19
# Covid19

What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us as we prepare to leave Level 5?

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 11:30 AM 53,582 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s national incidence rate has dropped by 22% in the past 14 days.

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