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# level-5 - Friday 30 October, 2020

Eight people have files sent to DPP over failure to wear a face mask
# Compliance
# Compliance

Eight people have files sent to DPP over failure to wear a face mask

Oct 30th 2020, 6:56 PM 40,525 Views 63 Comments

The DPP will decide if criminal charges should be brought.

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 5:01 PM 212,608 Views 219 Comments

The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.

Almost all Phoenix Park gates to close to vehicular traffic on weekends for duration of Level 5
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

Almost all Phoenix Park gates to close to vehicular traffic on weekends for duration of Level 5

Oct 30th 2020, 1:17 PM 46,997 Views 54 Comments

The gates will close as normal at 11pm on Fridays and reopen at 7am on Mondays.

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?
# Essential Or Non-essential
# Essential Or Non-essential

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

Oct 30th 2020, 11:00 AM 82,357 Views 122 Comments

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

One week into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

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

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 85,947 Views 75 Comments

Public Health officials have cautioned that it is too early to say if any trend has emerged.

# level-5 - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Motorists urged to slow down when approaching Garda checkpoints
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

Motorists urged to slow down when approaching Garda checkpoints

Oct 29th 2020, 11:33 AM 36,002 Views 56 Comments

Gardaí in particular are urging drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to reduce their speed.

# level-5 - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect
# Level 5
# Level 5

Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect

Oct 28th 2020, 4:59 PM 50,344 Views 41 Comments

The WHO special envoy says he doesn’t accept that the virus will inevitably require ‘draconian responses’ to be rolled out.

# level-5 - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns
# Level 5
# Level 5

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Oct 27th 2020, 7:02 PM 39,127 Views 23 Comments

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

# level-5 - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Tánaiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE

Oct 25th 2020, 3:15 PM 83,458 Views 138 Comments

The Tánaiste said it was “totally unfair” for retailers staying open in this way and that gardaí would be enforcing legislation.

It won't be anything like a normal Christmas but some retailers are hopeful online sales will keep things ticking over
# Yule Want To Read This
# Yule Want To Read This

It won't be anything like a normal Christmas but some retailers are hopeful online sales will keep things ticking over

Oct 25th 2020, 7:15 AM 24,350 Views 34 Comments

Business owners wonder what the shortened seasonal lead-in will mean for them.

# level-5 - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe

Oct 24th 2020, 7:30 AM 29,304 Views 3 Comments

Baker Ray O’Neill shares his views on Level 5 restrictions where he says supporting local is vital. He has two delicious bread recipes for you.

Explainer: Why are some non-essential retailers continuing to operate in Level 5?
# Retail Sector
# Retail Sector

Explainer: Why are some non-essential retailers continuing to operate in Level 5?

Oct 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 242,494 Views 49 Comments

What exactly do the government guidelines say about retailers?

# level-5 - Friday 23 October, 2020

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages
# Renting
# Renting

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:32 PM 16,260 Views 22 Comments

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims
# Level 5
# Level 5

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:26 PM 151,565 Views 173 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland has said it is writing to the Tánaiste over its concerns.

Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says
# Capacity
# Capacity

Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says

Oct 23rd 2020, 11:18 AM 19,095 Views 27 Comments

NTA CEO Anne Graham said today that there are “more people travelling than need to travel” which is putting pressure on capacity.

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week
# Covid19
# Covid19

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 51,902 Views 26 Comments

On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.

# level-5 - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Nine people charged following anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city centre
# Grafton Street
# Grafton Street

Nine people charged following anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city centre

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 10:30 PM 129,882 Views 32 Comments

An investigation focused on the organisers of the protest is now underway.

Bus drivers describe 'mayhem' as Level 5 reduces public transport capacity
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

Bus drivers describe 'mayhem' as Level 5 reduces public transport capacity

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:11 PM 67,531 Views 32 Comments

The NRBU has called for staggered school and work times to manage public transport demand.

Taoiseach says people traveling beyond 5km limit with a reasonable excuse should have no fear about facing fines
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says people traveling beyond 5km limit with a reasonable excuse should have no fear about facing fines

Oct 22nd 2020, 3:53 PM 78,782 Views 62 Comments

There are about 25 reasons listed that allow people to travel beyond their 5km limit.

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness
# Level 5
# Level 5

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:37 AM 151,512 Views 161 Comments

Rachel O’Neill lives with anxiety and depression and says ‘bad actors’ using mental health as an excuse to keep gyms open in Level 5 is unforgivable.

Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks?
# Level 5
# Level 5

Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks?

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:41 AM 36,607 Views 79 Comments

The country is under Level 5 restrictions until 1 December.

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy
# Level 5
# Level 5

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 19,634 Views 22 Comments

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall says NPHET and the Government are not factoring in human behaviour and our social structures in their attempts to stop Covid-19.

'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5

Oct 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 62,887 Views 115 Comments

The entire country has now entered Level 5 of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Level 5 restrictions have just kicked in - here's what they are
# A Reminder
# A Reminder

The Level 5 restrictions have just kicked in - here's what they are

Oct 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 74,981 Views 49 Comments

Two households can meet outdoors for things like exercise, funerals allowed up to 25 mourners, and fines for breaching the rules.

# level-5 - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions

Oct 21st 2020, 6:44 PM 21,076 Views 10 Comments

The six-week restrictions begin tomorrow.

Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions

Oct 21st 2020, 5:54 PM 57,082 Views 89 Comments

The GUI and ILGU say they have sought clarity over whether driving ranges and practice facilities can remain open for exempted activities.

GAA confirm minor and U20 championships will be halted from midnight
# Level 5
From The42
# Level 5

GAA confirm minor and U20 championships will be halted from midnight

Updated Oct 21st 2020, 1:30 PM 34,564 Views 36 Comments

Dublin and Galway were set to meet in the final of the U20 Football Championship on Saturday, but that will not go ahead.

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?

Oct 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,962 Views 22 Comments

We take a look at the facts and figures on this week’s podcast.

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?

Oct 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 45,948 Views 92 Comments

The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.

# level-5 - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Fines of €1,000 for house parties, and up to €500 for other breaches of Covid-19 rules
# Level 5
# Level 5

Fines of €1,000 for house parties, and up to €500 for other breaches of Covid-19 rules

Updated Oct 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 162,631 Views 256 Comments

Gardaí will still not be allowed to enter someone’s home.

Here's the letter from Tony Holohan that recommended Level 5 for six weeks
# Dear Health Minister
# Dear Health Minister

Here's the letter from Tony Holohan that recommended Level 5 for six weeks

Oct 20th 2020, 9:10 PM 78,244 Views 73 Comments

The Chief Medical Officer sent the letter to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly last Thursday.

CMO and Deputy CMO lay out the figures behind Covid-19 testing in schools
# Close Contact Testing
# Close Contact Testing

CMO and Deputy CMO lay out the figures behind Covid-19 testing in schools

Oct 20th 2020, 7:07 PM 72,265 Views 67 Comments

Close contact testing in schools has yielded a positivity rate of 2.8%.

Level 5: Taoiseach outlines R0 target and says 'reward is to get the shops open'
# Return To Lockdown
# Return To Lockdown

Level 5: Taoiseach outlines R0 target and says 'reward is to get the shops open'

Oct 20th 2020, 3:46 PM 33,612 Views 66 Comments

Michéal Martin says the aim is to “get the R number consistently below 1″.

'There is no logic to it': Garden centre owners wonder why they're being forced to close their doors in Level 5
# Garden Centres
# Garden Centres

'There is no logic to it': Garden centre owners wonder why they're being forced to close their doors in Level 5

Oct 20th 2020, 3:39 PM 62,227 Views 56 Comments

Along with other ‘non-essential’ retailers like bookshops, they can operate online.

O'Brien says 'blanket' eviction ban to take effect while government will engage with banks on mortgage breaks
# Level 5
# Level 5

O'Brien says 'blanket' eviction ban to take effect while government will engage with banks on mortgage breaks

Oct 20th 2020, 9:16 AM 20,075 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said today that engaging with the banks on mortgage breaks is the “least the minister of finance should do”.

# level-5 - Monday 19 October, 2020

People living alone and parents sharing custody can have 'social bubbles' under new Covid-19 restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People living alone and parents sharing custody can have 'social bubbles' under new Covid-19 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:23 PM 58,252 Views 39 Comments

The measure will permit people who live alone to interact with another household.

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect

Oct 19th 2020, 10:18 PM 110,420 Views 97 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the measures earlier today.

Level 5: These are the essential retail outlets and services allowed open under the new restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Level 5: These are the essential retail outlets and services allowed open under the new restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:07 PM 539,520 Views 208 Comments

New restrictions are to come into force across the country – so what does this mean for retail?

Green light for senior GAA Championships as elite sport exempt from Level 5 restrictions
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Green light for senior GAA Championships as elite sport exempt from Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 9:51 PM 52,888 Views 96 Comments

The exemption will leave international rugby and European football available for viewing from home.

Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions
# Weddings
# Weddings

Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 9:23 PM 46,537 Views 73 Comments

Cabinet signed off on new Covid-19 restrictions earlier today.