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# New Rules

Last month
October 2023
'A rule that needed to be changed' - Support for shoulder challenge in camogie
Six new playing rules are being trialled in third-level camogie leagues.
Camogie to trial rule changes with puckout mark and shoulder challenge
Six rule changes will be introduced during the upcoming third-level league fixtures.
This year
BBC sets new rules for flagship presenters after Gary Lineker tweet prompted impartiality row
It comes after an independent review was conducted by former ITN boss John Hardie.
BBC sets new rules for flagship presenters after Gary Lineker tweet prompted impartiality row
It comes after an independent review was conducted by former ITN boss John Hardie.
Last year
With nightclubs to open until 6am, what about buses, taxis, gardaí and the rest?
Not everyone is happy.
'Taxis had no input in this': Taxi fares now 12% more expensive and all drivers must accept card
The standard initial charge has increased to €4.20.
Varadkar urges IRFU to 'listen to the voices of those affected' by new trans ban
The IRFU announced its new position yesterday.
Buy-now-pay-later firms offering 'indirect credit' must now be authorised by the Central Bank
The regulator has also placed an interest rate cap of 23% APR on all consumer credit agreements.
All time
Sports fans in England will require Covid pass for events with crowds of over 10,000
Double vaccination or a negative lateral flow test will be mandatory.
New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant
Boris Johnson said it’s clear the new strain is ‘growing much faster’ than Delta.
Unvaccinated people in Italy now banned from restaurants, bars and theatres
Those who have just tested negative in recent days for will no longer be allowed into concerts, movies or performances.
New rules over special envoys published but no sign of filling the Katherine Zappone gig
A report was commissioned in the wake of a controversy over Zappone’s appointment this summer.
Close contact guidance for children aged 12 and under changes today - here are the new rules
Asymptomatic children who become close contacts in school will no longer have to restrict their movements.
Garda Commissioner says vetting for homelessness staff to be reviewed
The Garda Commissioner has said that there will be a review of garda vetting procedures for the homelessness sector.
Live music allowed in outdoor settings under updated hospitality guidelines
The update comes following a controversy involving an outdoor event held by former minister Katherine Zappone.
The update comes after advice from the Attorney General, Órla Ryan reports
The latest update comes amid controversy over an event organised by former minister Katherine Zappone
Weddings fall under a different regulation and have an upper limit of 100 guests
Fine Gael senator says Zappone gathering was lawful, but didn't meet Covid guidelines
Merrion Gate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste called on to explain 'grubby little episode'
Explainer: How does a new set of rules aim to make life tougher for rogue bankers?
Draft legislation published this week aims to give the Central Bank more power to target individuals.
Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations
Promotions to the ranks of sergeant and inspector had previously been managed internally.
At a glance: Everything you need to know about the summer re-opening plans
A report by
Orla Dwyer
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that “now the challenge is to keep moving forward safely”.
The Taoiseach confirmed plans for travel, hospitality and live pilot events.
The country is taking “definite steps towards normal times”, Micheál Martin said.
Non-essential international travel and indoor dining is set to return in July.
'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans
Pilot music and sport events to be allowed host spectators in June
NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July
The public health experts also recommended allowing up to 5,000 spectators in large outdoor stadiums from 2 August.
The Cabinet will meet to sign off on the eased measures.
5,000 spectators are set to be allowed attend outdoor events from 2 August.
The Health Minister has said: "NPHET’s view is the trajectory is positive."
Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules
Fishermen say the new rules will affect the quality of the fish and impact their livelihoods.
Minister warns public about potential extra charges when online shopping on UK websites
The main concerns for consumers are the possibility of additional costs.
Trucks can be parked at Dublin Airport longterm carpark if Brexit traffic at Dublin Port overflows
No matter what happens in the ongoing Brexit talks, there’ll be major changes in how Ireland does business with the UK in 2021.
Fans told to avoid 'excessive singing' ahead of return to attending Premier League games
West Ham will host this season’s first top-flight match with spectators present when they welcome Man United.
Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups will not leave Croke Park after All-Ireland finals - Horan
The GAA president says the cups will be retained to avoid the possibility of crowds forming.
England's new Covid-19 lockdown starts today - here are the rules
Labour’s Keir Starmer said it would be “madness” not to extend the measures if they didn’t work.
Yellow sliotars to be used in 2020 All-Ireland senior hurling championship
The regulations for the upcoming fixtures have been announced.
Families concerned over new visiting restrictions in Dublin nursing homes, charity says
Just one nominated visitor per resident is allowed from today in Dublin nursing homes.
Requirement to keep food details designed to 'crack down' on misbehaving pubs, Varadkar says
Minister Simon Harris said the government doesn’t care “whether you went for the banoffee”.
Non-contact football training can resume in Laois, Offaly and Kildare
The FAI has lifted its suspension of activity in the three counties.
Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations
You have to wear a face covering in most shops from today.
Carbon, cycling and housing: The main points in the draft programme for government
Here are the main things to know from the document published today.
Rush to ease coronavirus restrictions could cause resurgence in cases, WHO warns
“This is not the time to be lax,” Dr Takeshi Kasai said.
'No one wants a bar full of vending machines': NI businesses say new UK immigration system will cause labour shortage
Business groups across the UK have also criticised the points-based immigration system.
'We were kind of wrapped in cotton wool. We all want to be on par with the lads' - Kilkenny star
All-Ireland winning defender Grace Walsh is pleased with camogie’s rule changes for the 2020 league.
Amsterdam has banned tour groups from sex workers’ windows in red light district
The move is an attempt to address over-tourism and protect workers.
Pacts, alliances and stepping aside: Why this is going to be a very strange election for the North
For the first time in years, many races in Northern Ireland are proving difficult to predict.
Sin bin proposal receives strong support as kick-out and advanced mark rules also passed
All three motions were approved at GAA’s Special Congress.
The UK is in 'uncharted constitutional waters' yet again - so what are the prospects for a written constitution?
Boris Johnson’s attempt to prorogue parliament shows the need for a written constitution, some argue.
E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed
Electric scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.
US PGA Tour to reduce number of players who make the cut - report
Paul Casey is one of those in favour of the proposed new policy.