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# Mandatory

Last year
# Vaccines
Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults
Those holding out can face fines of up to €3,600 after mid-March.
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# new measures
Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.
# Mandatory
Ministers and NTA report high level of compliance from passengers around face covering regulations
The AGSI’s Antointette Cunningham said this morning it shouldn’t be up to gardaí to enforce every single piece of the health regulations.
# Phase Three
Mandatory use of face coverings on public transport 'likely' to be enforced through fines
Enforcement will not begin for a number of weeks, the CEO of the National Transport Authority said.
# Mandatory
Spurs confirm Son will complete military service during Premier League shutdown
With the Premier League suspended indefinitely due to the spread of Covid-19, Son Heung-min will undertake his military service.
# Mandatory
Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear'
Healthcare providers will have a duty to disclose serious patient safety incidents and failure to comply could result in a fine or imprisonment.
# house of cards
At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project - before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal
The Road Safety Authority had scrambled to get its house in order for the PSC introduction, only for the initiative to be dropped suddenly and at the last minute in March of this year.
# Mandatory
You'll soon need a public services card to renew your passport
Concerns have been raised about the card, with some critics maintaining it equates to an identity card “by stealth”.
# they've earned it
'People are getting exploited': New law aims to ensure waiting staff get their tips
Put forward by Sinn Féin senators, the law aims to ensure “transparency” over where your tip is going.
# Mandatory
Annoyed that Facebook forced you to download Messenger? Turns out it was very effective
More than 500 million Android users have downloaded the app, despite criticism it faced over app permissions.
# Industrial Action
Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal
The ASTI warns this will lead to a ‘serious escalation’ of the current industrial dispute in schools.
# Airbrushing
Airbrushed images in teen mags 'should be labelled'
Nessa Childers MEP has called for mandatory labelling of airbrushed photographs in magazines for young people.