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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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# Coronavirus
Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated
Varadkar also indicated that Level 5 will last beyond 12 January.
# level 5
Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions
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
'I wouldn't say roadblocks': Leo Varadkar says there'll be a garda presence at the border
The Tánaiste said there would be gardaí policing rules around inter-county travel.
# covid measures
'Level 5 with modifications': Here's when the new restrictions kick in over the Christmas and New Year period
Ireland will return to Level 5 restrictions – with some adjustments.
# level 5
Non-essential retail to remain open under Level 5 but shops asked to defer January sales
“The retail sector will be requested to defer January sales events,” the Taoiseach said this afternoon announcing the measures.
# Covid-19
Only six people can attend weddings from 3 January, and worship moves online from 26 December
Up to 10 mourners can attend a funeral.
# level 5 to 3
NPHET warned R number would be impacted if hospitality and home visits were allowed
It said that “the disease trajectory could once again turn quite quickly” in Ireland.
# Level 3
No changes to limits for weddings and funerals, places of worship to reopen next Tuesday
As we exit Level 5, people will have been wondering about whether they can attend mass or other religious services.
Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December
Micheál Martin announced the measures in an address this evening.
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.
# covid19
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us as we prepare to leave Level 5?
Ireland’s national incidence rate has dropped by 22% in the past 14 days.
# christmas rush
'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas
Trade union Mandate said it has received numerous complaints from retail workers.
# covid19
Cabinet set to green light restaurants reopening after NPHET recommends takeaway only in December
The Covid-19 Cabinet sub-committee met earlier this evening.
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.
Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'
Cinemas, galleries and museums set to re-open next week, but Dáil told January restrictions may be needed
# Leaving lockdown
Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste
It is widely expected that Level 5 restrictions will be lifted and that the country will enter Level 3, with some modifications, next Wednesday.
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.
Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'
Eviction ban and rent freeze to remain in place until at least April
# lifting level 5
Cinemas, galleries and museums set to re-open next week, but Dáil told January restrictions may be needed
The Dáil is debating the next steps the government should take in moving out of Level 5 restrictions.
# Cabinet Meeting
Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas
Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.
# reopening
Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.
# Leaving lockdown
Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show
Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.
# all i want for christmas
Minister says Christmas 'free-for-all' could lead to January lockdown
Pippa Hackett said businesses reopening and closing again wouldn’t suit anybody.
# Data
Four weeks into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
HPSC data shows that the 14-day incidence rate in a number of counties is rising.
# lifting level 5
'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy
Pressure has also been mounting on Micheál Martin to set out that the country will not return to another lockdown after Christmas.
# Covid-19
29 retailers found in alleged breach of Level 5 restrictions this month
The alleged breaches were discovered as part of Operation Treoraím.
# Living With Covid
'Uncertainty and irritation': IBEC chief Danny McCoy takes aim at NPHET members over communications
IBEC has called for an early exit from Level 5 for retailers.
# level 5
The unemployment rate was at 20% at the end of October, says CSO
The Covid-19 adjusted measure of unemployment is currently estimated to have been 501,640 at the end of October.
# level 5
Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet
Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19: NPHET members called for more enforcement of Level 3 measures before proposed move to Level 5
The suggestion was made at a meeting of the public health team last month.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you met friends socially outdoors during Level 5?
The government is set to give gardaí the power to fine people who gather outside to drink alcohol.
# Covid-19
'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.
# street drinking
Taoiseach says 'takeaway pints phenomenon' to be reviewed and could be stopped
Micheál Martin said the government will ‘look very seriously’ at stopping the practice.
# level 5
Halfway through Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped by over 50% in the past two weeks.
# halfway point
'We must see this through': Taoiseach urges people to keep adhering to Level 5 restrictions
The Taoiseach issued a statement today marking the mid-way point of Level 5 restrictions currently in place.
# Level 3
Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach
Micheal Martin said he would give advanced notice to businesses ahead of December.
# pheasant season
Shooting enthusiast brings High Court action over potential Level 5 prosecution
John Flannery fears that persons engaged in rough shooting could end up facing a criminal prosecution, which he claims is unlawful.
# paul reid
HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease
Reid told Newstalk Breakfast people will still need to limit their social contacts after 1 December.
# close contacts
Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts
Limits on the number of close contacts could be used to keep transmission low after Level 5 restrictions are eased.
# operation fanacht
There have been high levels of compliance with Level 5 restrictions since they were brought in, say gardaí
There have been just 13 incidents where travel restrictions are suspected to be breached.
# Covid-19
Dr Colm Henry: 'Isolation' felt by older people should be considered when lifting Level 5 restrictions
Current restrictions are set to be eased on 1 December.
# Unemployment
Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5
Almost 330,000 people are now receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
# level 5
Public urged to keep guard up as Covid-19 cases fall
Health officials last night confirmed 552 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and two more deaths.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?
We’re set for another month of Level 5.
# nphet
Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission
Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.