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# 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 97,307 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 8,282 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 105,743 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 225,593 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 43,860 Views 37 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 45,768 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 26,336 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 32,923 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
Live Nov 27th 2020, 4:17 PM

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

  • 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 53,588 Views 37 Comments

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

'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas
# Christmas Rush
# Christmas Rush

'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas

Nov 27th 2020, 11:16 AM 12,532 Views 24 Comments

Trade union Mandate said it has received numerous complaints from retail workers.

# level-5 - 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 151,103 Views 169 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-5 - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste

Updated Nov 25th 2020, 9:10 PM 136,031 Views 123 Comments
  • NPHET is expected to make recommendations to government after its meeting today.
  • The Taoiseach is set to make an address to the nation on Friday.

# level-5 - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Cinemas, galleries and museums set to re-open next week, but Dáil told January restrictions may be needed
# Lifting Level 5
# Lifting Level 5

Cinemas, galleries and museums set to re-open next week, but Dáil told January restrictions may be needed

Nov 24th 2020, 6:55 PM 48,738 Views 57 Comments

The Dáil is debating the next steps the government should take in moving out of Level 5 restrictions.

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 5:33 PM 106,784 Views 95 Comments

Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
# Reopening
# Reopening

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Nov 24th 2020, 12:53 PM 27,012 Views 29 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Nov 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 60,243 Views 82 Comments

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

# level-5 - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Minister says Christmas 'free-for-all' could lead to January lockdown
# All I Want For Christmas
# All I Want For Christmas

Minister says Christmas 'free-for-all' could lead to January lockdown

Nov 22nd 2020, 4:37 PM 59,924 Views 87 Comments

Pippa Hackett said businesses reopening and closing again wouldn’t suit anybody.

# level-5 - Friday 20 November, 2020

Four weeks into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
# Data
# Data

Four weeks into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 9:00 AM 55,173 Views 89 Comments

HPSC data shows that the 14-day incidence rate in a number of counties is rising.

# level-5 - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy
# Lifting Level 5
# Lifting Level 5

'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy

Nov 19th 2020, 5:25 PM 44,056 Views 54 Comments

Pressure has also been mounting on Micheál Martin to set out that the country will not return to another lockdown after Christmas.

29 retailers found in alleged breach of Level 5 restrictions this month
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

29 retailers found in alleged breach of Level 5 restrictions this month

Nov 19th 2020, 4:16 PM 38,398 Views 35 Comments

The alleged breaches were discovered as part of Operation Treoraím.

# level-5 - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'Uncertainty and irritation': IBEC chief Danny McCoy takes aim at NPHET members over communications
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'Uncertainty and irritation': IBEC chief Danny McCoy takes aim at NPHET members over communications

Nov 18th 2020, 11:22 AM 17,289 Views 34 Comments

IBEC has called for an early exit from Level 5 for retailers.

# level-5 - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

The unemployment rate was at 20% at the end of October, says CSO
# Level 5
# Level 5

The unemployment rate was at 20% at the end of October, says CSO

Nov 17th 2020, 8:39 PM 19,302 Views 20 Comments

The Covid-19 adjusted measure of unemployment is currently estimated to have been 501,640 at the end of October.

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet
# Level 5
# Level 5

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet

Nov 17th 2020, 7:23 PM 42,622 Views 57 Comments

Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.

Covid-19: NPHET members called for more enforcement of Level 3 measures before proposed move to Level 5
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: NPHET members called for more enforcement of Level 3 measures before proposed move to Level 5

Nov 17th 2020, 4:19 PM 33,348 Views 49 Comments

The suggestion was made at a meeting of the public health team last month.

Poll: Have you met friends socially outdoors during Level 5?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you met friends socially outdoors during Level 5?

Nov 17th 2020, 10:01 AM 62,382 Views 54 Comments

The government is set to give gardaí the power to fine people who gather outside to drink alcohol.

# level-5 - 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 25,601 Views 29 Comments

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

Taoiseach says 'takeaway pints phenomenon' to be reviewed and could be stopped
# Street Drinking
# Street Drinking

Taoiseach says 'takeaway pints phenomenon' to be reviewed and could be stopped

Nov 16th 2020, 1:04 PM 84,486 Views 118 Comments

Micheál Martin said the government will ‘look very seriously’ at stopping the practice.

# level-5 - Friday 13 November, 2020

Halfway through Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
# Level 5
# Level 5

Halfway through Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 10:40 AM 70,915 Views 73 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped by over 50% in the past two weeks.

'We must see this through': Taoiseach urges people to keep adhering to Level 5 restrictions
# Halfway Point
# Halfway Point

'We must see this through': Taoiseach urges people to keep adhering to Level 5 restrictions

Nov 13th 2020, 7:36 AM 21,018 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach issued a statement today marking the mid-way point of Level 5 restrictions currently in place.

# level-5 - 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 64,313 Views 111 Comments

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

# level-5 - Monday 9 November, 2020

Shooting enthusiast brings High Court action over potential Level 5 prosecution
# Pheasant Season
# Pheasant Season

Shooting enthusiast brings High Court action over potential Level 5 prosecution

Nov 9th 2020, 5:35 PM 43,581 Views 0 Comments

John Flannery fears that persons engaged in rough shooting could end up facing a criminal prosecution, which he claims is unlawful.

HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease

Nov 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 36,792 Views 21 Comments

Reid told Newstalk Breakfast people will still need to limit their social contacts after 1 December.

# level-5 - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts

Nov 7th 2020, 2:24 PM 98,406 Views 55 Comments

Limits on the number of close contacts could be used to keep transmission low after Level 5 restrictions are eased.

There have been high levels of compliance with Level 5 restrictions since they were brought in, say gardaí
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

There have been high levels of compliance with Level 5 restrictions since they were brought in, say gardaí

Nov 7th 2020, 12:49 PM 27,336 Views 35 Comments

There have been just 13 incidents where travel restrictions are suspected to be breached.

# level-5 - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Dr Colm Henry: 'Isolation' felt by older people should be considered when lifting Level 5 restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Dr Colm Henry: 'Isolation' felt by older people should be considered when lifting Level 5 restrictions

Nov 5th 2020, 5:56 PM 23,441 Views 14 Comments

Current restrictions are set to be eased on 1 December.

# level-5 - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5

Nov 3rd 2020, 3:52 PM 9,102 Views 13 Comments

Almost 330,000 people are now receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# level-5 - Monday 2 November, 2020

Public urged to keep guard up as Covid-19 cases fall
# Level 5
# Level 5

Public urged to keep guard up as Covid-19 cases fall

Nov 2nd 2020, 9:24 AM 27,439 Views 55 Comments

Health officials last night confirmed 552 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and two more deaths.

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

Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:14 AM 62,960 Views 96 Comments

We’re set for another month of Level 5.

# level-5 - 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 35,430 Views 50 Comments

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