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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# great outdoors
Great Outdoors: Close to 30% of the public took up a new outdoor activity since the pandemic
Of those, nearly half have taken on more than one new outdoor activity.
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# Kilmainham
Pilot music festival gets go ahead to serve alcohol
Gavin James will headline the outdoor gigs at Royal Hospital Kilmainham early next month.
# outdoor activitiies
Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May
The minister mentioned the potential of doing more activities outside could be considered.
The Higher Education Minister is arguing that the public know how to socialise safely outdoors now, and should be allowed to do so.
AstraZeneca has written to an Oireachtas committee to say that it will deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine in the first 6 months of the year.
Finance Minsiter Paschal Donohoe said that it could be 2023 before Ireland returns to pre-pandemic employment levels.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you wear a face covering in busy outdoor places?
The government recommends wearing one in crowded outdoor settings.
# summer dining
Regulations drafted to waive restaurant street furniture fees nationwide this year
Draft regulations would also remove a planning permission requirement to bring in awnings and coverings for outdoor dining.
# spread
'Misleading' data on outdoors transmission does not reflect all cases associated with outside activities
Behaviours linked to outdoor activities, such as travelling to a match, are not included in figures that have been released, the HSE’s chief clinical officer has said
# outdoor summer
Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating
The Tánaiste has said he will ask Fáilte Ireland why 18 counties have been excluded from one hospitality scheme.
# covid19 facts
Is it OK to go for that walk outdoors? What you need to know about social distancing
We look at the expert advice on the matter.
# outdoors
Over €8 million in funding announced for trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways
A total of €8.4 million has been allocated to 44 projects.
# column
Let's take it outside! Go green with your fitness routine and make use of the great outdoors
‘In today’s world of technology, long office hours and stressful lifestyles, it’s as if we have all forgotten how to play,’ writes Sarah Cremen.
# column
Mix up your fitness work with these great outdoor activities
Winter might be on the horizon but there are still plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy yourself, all while improving your health, writes David Last.
# On The Road
Top tips to stay in shape while away on holiday
It’s possible to incorporate exercise into your trip without ruining your plans to relax, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Alaska
Outdoor Studies professor mauled by bear during mountaineering class
He was with a group of 12 students at the time.
# unbearable suspension
WATCH: This is how it feels when the bridge you're on snaps without warning
# not a bad life
This man avoids work to allow him to travel the world on a bicycle
Ultra Romance has become an Instagram sensation by documenting his travels.
Opinion: Summer thyme and the remedy's easy...
Gardening expert and holistic practitioner Fiann Ó Nualláin shares some of his secrets on how to survive the summer.
# Out and about
Want to discover something new over the summer? These apps will help you out
With the days longer and the summer events season getting into full swing, there are a number of apps and services which will help take you off the beaten track.
# party like it's 2014
Going out for New Year's Eve tonight? Here's the forecast
The good news is that there won’t be thunderstorms…
# the great outdoors
Adventure Film Festival featuring Irish movies opens tonight
Are you outdoorsy, maybe a bit of an adrenaline junkie? The Why Not? Adventure Film Festival featuring films from Ireland and around the world opens today.
# blue ribbon
Europe's urban rivers spring back to life after neglect
Paris, Warsaw, Madrid – just some of the cities trying to put their river thoroughfares back on the amenities map.
# the great outdoors
The Guide to Going Camping In Ireland
Thinking about going camping this weekend? Heading to a festival? Read this before you head off.
# how exciting
Goodfellas and Back to the Future outdoors? We're there!
Amazing movies in the amazing outdoors sound amazing.
# New Zealand
US students survive for nine days in New Zealand wilderness
The two students were trapped by a snowstorm and heavy rains.