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#Masks

# masks - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Government to prepare draft law that would allow return of mask mandate if required
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government to prepare draft law that would allow return of mask mandate if required

Updated Jun 28th 2022, 12:45 PM 43,759 Views 89 Comments

There are currently no plans to implement any such requirement and sources have stated that this is not expected at any time in the near future.

# masks - Monday 18 April, 2022

‘No further action’ to be taken over Nicola Sturgeon’s face mask breach
# Scotland
# Scotland

‘No further action’ to be taken over Nicola Sturgeon’s face mask breach

Apr 18th 2022, 6:34 PM 15,512 Views 6 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister apologised as Police Scotland confirmed it had spoken to Ms Sturgeon.

# masks - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday
# Masks
# Masks

Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 7:57 PM 76,965 Views 69 Comments

Updated guidance will be issued for early learning and childcare providers on preventing the spread of infection.

Poll: Will you avoid certain settings when masks are no longer required?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you avoid certain settings when masks are no longer required?

Feb 22nd 2022, 9:34 AM 60,434 Views 93 Comments

Masks will no longer be mandatory in schools, shops and on public transport from next Monday.

# masks - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

NPHET recommends clearer advice that medical and respirator masks 'offer greater protection'
# Ffp2 Mask
# Ffp2 Mask

NPHET recommends clearer advice that medical and respirator masks 'offer greater protection'

Jan 11th 2022, 12:57 PM 32,245 Views 47 Comments

Respirator masks include FFP2 face masks.

# masks - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Littering in Irish urban centres increased during 2021 - here are the cleanest towns and cities
# Survey
# Survey

Littering in Irish urban centres increased during 2021 - here are the cleanest towns and cities

Jan 4th 2022, 6:45 AM 24,172 Views 33 Comments

PPE litter has also increased in the past year, according to the survey by a business group.

# masks - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: This Irish video about masks is incorrect to claim they do not work against Covid-19

Dec 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 23,527 Views 0 Comments

A video viewed thousands of times on an Irish Facebook page contains incorrect information about the effectiveness of masks.

# masks - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 19,710 Views 28 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

# masks - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 25,532 Views 41 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

# masks - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 10:00 AM 39,142 Views 75 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says ventilation has been all but ignored by the government in the battle against Covid.

Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules
# Telegram
# Telegram

Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules

Nov 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 46,871 Views 0 Comments

The council has received thousands of calls and emails.

# masks - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Waterford businesses threatened with legal action by anti-mask group using fraudulent letters
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Waterford businesses threatened with legal action by anti-mask group using fraudulent letters

Aug 10th 2021, 1:45 PM 31,788 Views 29 Comments

A solicitor whose name appears on the letters has clarified that he is not involved with the group.

# masks - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Court of Appeal rules children must be returned to mother in France after father argues for stay in Ireland
# Upheld
# Upheld

Court of Appeal rules children must be returned to mother in France after father argues for stay in Ireland

May 4th 2021, 3:08 PM 95,652 Views 1 Comment

Their father decided he would not return them to their mother over a masks requirement in French schools.

# masks - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet
# Israel
# Israel

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet

Apr 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 39,733 Views 35 Comments

Masks will still be required indoors, however.

# masks - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

Fully vaccinated Americans can gather together indoors without masks, health officials say

Mar 9th 2021, 7:20 AM 18,225 Views 12 Comments

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention announced the guidance yesterday.

# masks - Monday 18 January, 2021

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator
# NTA
# NTA

Rows over face masks and Covid-19 'deniers' feature in complaints to taxi regulator

Jan 18th 2021, 6:07 PM 29,745 Views 12 Comments

The chief executive of Lynk Ireland has said that complaints over mask wearing are a “two-way street”.

# masks - Friday 13 November, 2020

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks
# Cases Rising
# Cases Rising

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks

Nov 13th 2020, 7:31 AM 12,813 Views 12 Comments

The country recorded 191 new coronavirus cases today.

# masks - Monday 12 October, 2020

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country
# Masks
# Masks

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country

Oct 12th 2020, 9:07 AM 24,404 Views 22 Comments

Dublin, Galway and Limerick city centres all lost their ‘clean’ status, according to a new survey.

# masks - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'Masks and missiles don't mix': North Korea holds giant military parade, ignoring pandemic fears
# Parade
# Parade

'Masks and missiles don't mix': North Korea holds giant military parade, ignoring pandemic fears

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 4:00 PM 45,935 Views 63 Comments

The state is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party.

# masks - Thursday 24 September, 2020

DUP MP Sammy Wilson 'offering no excuse' after he was photographed not wearing a face mask on London Tube
# Going Underground
# Going Underground

DUP MP Sammy Wilson 'offering no excuse' after he was photographed not wearing a face mask on London Tube

Sep 24th 2020, 8:05 PM 52,216 Views 45 Comments

Those caught not wearing a mask on public transport in London can face a £200 fine.

# masks - Friday 28 August, 2020

Complainant alleged taxi driver 'spent the entire trip claiming coronavirus doesn’t exist'
# Transport
# Transport

Complainant alleged taxi driver 'spent the entire trip claiming coronavirus doesn’t exist'

Aug 28th 2020, 5:02 PM 56,430 Views 60 Comments

The NTA said it has no powers to act if a driver is not wearing a mask.

Paris officials announce u-turn on mask-wearing requirements for cyclists and joggers
# France
# France

Paris officials announce u-turn on mask-wearing requirements for cyclists and joggers

Aug 28th 2020, 10:32 AM 48,364 Views 35 Comments

Officials in Paris had made mask-wearing outdoors a universal requirement.

# masks - Monday 10 August, 2020

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations

Aug 10th 2020, 12:27 PM 44,057 Views 103 Comments

You have to wear a face covering in most shops from today.

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today

Aug 10th 2020, 9:00 AM 64,976 Views 233 Comments

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

# masks - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Debunked: No, you cannot catch Legionnaires' disease or pleurisy from wearing a face covering
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, you cannot catch Legionnaires' disease or pleurisy from wearing a face covering

Aug 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 37,505 Views 78 Comments

There have been fewer cases of legionella infection in Ireland this year compared to last year.

# masks - Friday 7 August, 2020

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 11:15 AM 67,608 Views 94 Comments

Students at third level institutions have been advised to wear face coverings if they cannot maintain a distance of two metres.

# masks - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered
# Covid19
# Covid19

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered

Jul 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,653 Views 62 Comments

Phase 4 has been delayed and there are some new restrictions on the way – what does it mean for you?

# masks - Thursday 16 July, 2020

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says
# Reopening
# Reopening

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says

Jul 16th 2020, 5:14 PM 20,169 Views 39 Comments

Shoppers and retail staff will be required to wear face coverings in stores as the government slows down Ireland’s phased reopening.

# masks - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'It looked like the Lone Ranger': Donald Trump appears to perform u-turn on masks
# Masking A Lot
# Masking A Lot

'It looked like the Lone Ranger': Donald Trump appears to perform u-turn on masks

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 AM 62,565 Views 52 Comments

Donald Trump has long avoided being photographed in a mask.

# masks - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Can I catch Covid-19 twice? As the country reopens, people who have recovered have a few questions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Can I catch Covid-19 twice? As the country reopens, people who have recovered have a few questions

Jun 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 69,853 Views 61 Comments

Scientists are trying to better understand whether people can be immune after recovering.

# masks - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Poll: Have you been wearing a mask when shopping or on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been wearing a mask when shopping or on public transport?

Jun 9th 2020, 8:58 AM 62,720 Views 159 Comments

There has been little evidence of widespread mask-wearing among members of the public.

# masks - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:03 AM 35,357 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.

# masks - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'We cannot just flatten the curve, we need to crush it. Wearing masks will help'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We cannot just flatten the curve, we need to crush it. Wearing masks will help'

May 12th 2020, 2:58 PM 71,123 Views 78 Comments

Professor Gerry Killeen has worked on the control of malaria and zika viruses in the past. He says we should all be wearing masks.

# masks - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Varadkar: 'Wearing a face mask will not be compulsory if introduced'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar: 'Wearing a face mask will not be compulsory if introduced'

Updated Apr 29th 2020, 11:28 AM 84,457 Views 244 Comments

CMO Tony Holohan stressed that any change in guidance must not affect supply for healthcare staff.

# masks - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

New guidance extends use of face masks among healthcare workers
# HSE
# HSE

New guidance extends use of face masks among healthcare workers

Updated Apr 22nd 2020, 1:35 PM 42,838 Views 70 Comments

The move has been welcomed by the INMO.

# masks - Thursday 16 April, 2020

The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?

Apr 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 20,964 Views 45 Comments

Should you wear one? And if you do, what’s the best way of wearing one?

# masks - Monday 6 April, 2020

Several countries are making masks mandatory - but experts differ over whether they're effective
# Debate
# Debate

Several countries are making masks mandatory - but experts differ over whether they're effective

Apr 6th 2020, 8:30 PM 36,257 Views 56 Comments

Some European countries have ordered people to wear masks outside.

# masks - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Trump announces new guidelines for all Americans to wear masks... but says he won't wear one himself
# Not For Me
# Not For Me

Trump announces new guidelines for all Americans to wear masks... but says he won't wear one himself

Apr 4th 2020, 7:20 AM 111,046 Views 113 Comments

“I just don’t want to wear one myself,” the president said.

# masks - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Ireland places huge orders for Covid-19 testing equipment and face masks
# On Their Way
# On Their Way

Ireland places huge orders for Covid-19 testing equipment and face masks

Mar 22nd 2020, 2:38 PM 32,796 Views 58 Comments

Health Service Executive boss Paul Reid said good progress is being made on obtaining extra test kits.

# masks - Friday 4 October, 2019

Hong Kong: Anger as masks ban at rallies following months of protests
# Protests
# Protests

Hong Kong: Anger as masks ban at rallies following months of protests

Oct 4th 2019, 4:14 PM 5,754 Views 6 Comments

The ban was imposed under a colonial-era emergency ordinance that was last used over half a decade ago.

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