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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# new measures

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Taoiseach: Upcoming cost-of-living package will not be on the scale of a mini-budget
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed that there would be both targeted and universal measures within the package.
Upcoming cost-of-living package to contain 'social welfare and pensions' element
Ministers will meet this week to discuss the detail of what measures should be extended.
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Premier League increases testing as Covid ravages schedule
Players and staff will now have to take a lateral flow test every time they enter their club’s training ground.
Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools
It has been recommended that masks be worn by children nine years and older.
'We need to act now': Taoiseach announces updated Covid-19 restrictions
The latest Covid-19 measures were announced in an address by the Taoiseach.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it is "increasingly clear that we are experiencing another surge of Covid infection" in Ireland
People are once again advised to work from home unless it is "absolutely necessary to attend in person".
Pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to have an earlier closing time of midnight effective from Thursday night.
'A very worrying picture': There's been a 25% increase in Covid hospital admissions in a week
Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'extremely concerned' at rise in cases of Covid-19
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’.
WHO warns people against gathering at Christmas as it is ‘not worth the risk’
The Taoiseach said yesterday that people in Ireland should expect new restrictions “before the new year”.
How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments
The government released its €17.75 billion Budget package earlier today.
Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday
NPHET had recommended that the country enter Level 5 – the highest level of restrictions.
New Covid-19 restrictions take effect in Derry and Strabane
The new measures officially come into place today.
Meat processing plant will only return to normal when the HSE says it is safe to do so
The plant was supposed to get back to some form of work on 18 August but this has since been pushed back to 24 August.
NFL testing modified masks for players next season
A league official says players will likely be asked to wear masks if the league returns in September.
New Covid-19 measures in Northern Ireland prohibiting people leaving their home kick in tonight
Businesses are set to close and gatherings have been restricted.
Italy shuts all non-essential factories as death toll rises by almost 800 in a day
The Italian leader stressed that groceries and pharmacies would still remain open.
Coronavirus: From water to electricity, vital services shouldn't be interrupted in the coming weeks
Public transport will all be running as normal too.
Wimbledon introduce final set tie-breaks following longest-ever semi-final
Kevin Anderson and John Isner played for over six-and-a-half hours this summer.
Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights
Earlier today, the UK government confirmed the new measure, while US reports hinted at a similar ban.
Free-taking competition to replace replays in knockout stages of hurling league
Meanwhile, the mark will be introduced for all football games from 1 January, 2017.
Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week
A range of measures across the world signal big changes to how tobacco is sold.