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# mmr - Thursday 22 October, 2020

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

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

# mmr - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Budget 2021: What measures kick in today?

A number of changes have already kicked in since yesterday’s announcement.

# mmr - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# mmr - Friday 9 October, 2020

Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case

A mother has raised concerns about the policy of schools not taking action until contacted by the HSE.

# mmr - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Coronavirus: The entire country is now in Level 3 - here's what that means

The new restrictions kicked in at midnight.

Our 'last human right' or a 'slippery slope'? Inside the debate on assisted dying ahead of today's Dáil vote

TDs will vote today on whether to approve a bill that would legalise assisted dying.

# mmr - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

# mmr - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil

New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.

# mmr - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three

Moving Dublin to Level 3 would be a significant step, the Taoiseach said.

# mmr - Monday 14 September, 2020

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

# mmr - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit

The action plan outlines the vital preparations that businesses should be taking in advance of 31 December.

Publicans: 'It would be a body blow if Dublin pubs have to remain closed'

Yesterday, Cabinet agreed that ‘wet’ pubs can reopen their doors on 21 September.

# mmr - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

# mmr - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'

Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.

# mmr - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

# mmr - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Explainer: What's the latest advice about Covid-19 symptoms and when should you seek a test?

Hrere’s another look at Ireland’s testing system and how it works.

# mmr - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

# mmr - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'I urge you to use common sense': Praise and criticism in public's emails to Leo during start of lockdown

Correspondence sent to Varadkar shows how the public reacted to the crisis in its initial weeks.

# mmr - Friday 14 August, 2020

Asylum seeker says Direct Provision workers' hours were reduced at meat plant

This comes after clusters at four meat plants led to a localised lockdown in Kildare, Offaly and Laois.

# mmr - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Preservation Society takes legal action against An Bord Pleanála over 130-bed co-living development

The North Great George’s Street Preservation Society has lodged a judicial review over numerous concerns it has about the development.

# mmr - Sunday 26 July, 2020

FactCheck: Will children be taught how to masturbate as part of their education from September?

The claim had been made by social media users.

# mmr - Sunday 12 July, 2020

State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister

In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.

# mmr - Friday 10 July, 2020

'It's like Jesus, they're back': Alan Kelly on FF's return, Coveney's garda car 'shame', and advice for the Greens

Labour’s Alan Kelly now finds himself in opposition – and he seems to rather like it.

# mmr - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

# mmr - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'

Today had been the date set for both sides to reach an agreement on fisheries. But of course, more time is needed.

# mmr - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'It's been a long 16 weeks': Anticipation tinged with nerves as creches prepare to re-open

Providers say they’ve done everything they can to make things seem normal for children.

# mmr - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Government accused of 'dividing' Ireland's west coast islands over whether or not to reopen as part of Covid-19 road map

The Cabinet is expected to decide this week whether the islands are to re-open on 29 June.

# mmr - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.

# mmr - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'There's a lack of understanding of the business': Pubs frustrated by late timing of re-opening guidelines

New guidance on the re-opening of pubs was published by Fáilte Ireland last night.

# mmr - Friday 12 June, 2020

Women make up the majority of Covid-19 deaths and confirmed cases in Ireland. Why?

“Whether it’s paid or unpaid, it’s women who are predominantly doing care work,” Orla O’Connor of the NWCI said.

# mmr - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'I don't believe they'll fix it by 2024': Irish Water inspects raw sewage spilling into Doldrum Bay

“They’ve failed to keep any of their promises to date,” one local said of the water utility.

# mmr - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Childcare crisis: 'I looked at my 14-year-old and asked 'Will you manage babysitting the others?''

Childcare providers won’t be returning until 29 June – and even when they do return, it isn’t clear how many children they can take in.

# mmr - Monday 8 June, 2020

The next phase: Here's what's allowed from today as Phase Two of the 'accelerated' roadmap kicks in

There are now four phases of easing Covid-19 restrictions, rather than five.

# mmr - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Cabinet set to sign off on Ireland proceeding to Phase Two of reopening

There will be some changes to the published roadmap.

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

# mmr - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

# mmr - Monday 25 May, 2020

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

# mmr - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Phase One: What can you expect when you go to a hardware store next week?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that Ireland will enter Phase One of easing restrictions on Monday.

# mmr - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'We've been firefighting': Inside the State's response to Covid-19 in Direct Provision

There are now 149 cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision.

# mmr - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered

Here’s the detail and practicalities of what’s been decided.

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