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'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5
The announcement comes two weeks after NPHET first recommended that Ireland move to Level 5.
Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks
It follows advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) last week.
Ahead of today's announcement, here are the differences between Level 4 and Level 5 Covid restrictions
It’s understood that a middle ground between Level 4 and Level 5 is a probable scenario for the coming weeks.
Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday
Government leaders met today to discuss the recommendation to move to Level 5.
Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow
The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.
What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?
It has changed a bit since the last time NPHET recommended Level 5.
Poll: Should Ireland increase its level of Covid-19 restrictions?
The Government already rejected NPHET’s Level 5 recommendation earlier this month and instead opted for Level 3.
Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'
Norma Foley reiterated the government’s ‘absolute determination’ to keep schools open.
Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.
Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'
Donnelly joined junior minister Niall Collins who earlier rejected suggestions that schools could close for an extended period.
'It certainly wasn't Stephen Donnelly': Taoiseach says health minister didn't leak NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
Donnelly is to make a statement about the sequence of events prior to NPHET’s Level 5 recommendation later today.
CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the Level 5 recommendation “came out of the blue” on Sunday.
NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
The recommendation became public on Sunday night, but the government rejected it yesterday – instead deciding that the entire country should enter Level 3.
Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?
The Tánaiste and other ministers have been outlining the reasons why over the past few hours.
Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now
International, provincial, and elite amateur club rugby can continue under the IRFU’s guidelines.
NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19
Dr Tony Holohan warned in a letter last night of a “significant and deteriorating” epidemiological situation.
Taoiseach confirms nationwide Level 3 restrictions after rejecting Level 5 recommendation
The Taoiseach addressed the nation this evening.
'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns
Professor Sam McConkey believes case numbers will continue to rise if the Government rejects NPHET’s advice.
Twelve trade associations and 429 individual businesses send open letter to Government over Level 5 fears
The Restaurants Association of Ireland has said the government should reject Nphet’s advice.
Poll: Do you think Ireland should go into Level 5?
The coalition leaders are to meet the CMO Dr Tony Holohan today to discuss the recommendation.
Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?
No social gatherings at all, no dine-in bars, but schools and creches stay open.