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# pandemic - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021

Michael McGrath said Covid has had a “devastating impact” on arts, cultural and sporting activities.

# pandemic - Sunday 11 October, 2020

New restrictions loom in North as nearly 2,000 new cases confirmed on island of Ireland yesterday

The figures seen yesterday in Ireland were the largest in several months.

# pandemic - Saturday 10 October, 2020

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

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

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# pandemic - Thursday 8 October, 2020

From Monday there will be no countries on Ireland's Green List

There were just four countries left on the list last week.

# pandemic - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

# pandemic - Monday 5 October, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions to critical mental health services, WHO finds

The HSE’s winter plan has been criticised for not allocating enough funding towards mental health.

# pandemic - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'What a crazy day': Couple marry at Dublin Airport after Covid-19 cancels wedding plans

Nico and Justine Buhler were married today at the airport.

46-year-old woman becomes first in NI to be charged with breaking Covid-19 regulations

The woman will appear in court tomorrow.

# pandemic - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Trump is doing ‘very well’ say his doctors, but White House says his vitals had been ‘very concerning’

Donald Trump’s doctor provided the update this afternoon.

Glynn warns of 'significant escalation' of Covid-19 in Ireland as 10 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed

The Department of Health figures were confirmed this evening.

# pandemic - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases

The UK Prime Minister will take part in the Downing Street press conference today.

# pandemic - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Students isolating in Queen's University Belfast accommodation after Covid-19 outbreak

The outbreak follows the re-opening of the university and the return of students.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher

The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.

# pandemic - Monday 28 September, 2020

Level 3 restrictions on Dublin prompts surge in applications for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The impact of the Level 3 restrictions is now being reflected in the PUP figures.

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Poll: Should people be fined for failing to self-isolate?

England has introduced a fine of up to £10,000 for people who fail to quarantine.

Decision expected this week on Covid-19 restrictions for Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway

Cases have been rising in Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway.

# pandemic - Friday 25 September, 2020

How the new restrictions in Donegal are highlighting the lack of cross-border co-operation on Covid-19

The Level 3 restrictions in Donegal highlight the lack of on-the-ground co-operation along the border.

# pandemic - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Taoiseach: Changes allowing people to do some work without losing PUP could form part of Budget

Micheál Martin spoke to about the Dublin restrictions, the Budget and his backstage run-in with Mike Murphy in RTÉ.

# pandemic - Monday 21 September, 2020

UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’ with risk of 50,000 daily cases by mid-October

Boris Johnson is expected to announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus tomorrow.

North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike

The new measures were announced this evening by the First and Deputy First Ministers.

Online grocery sales are booming but an 'increased sense of security' is driving us back into supermarkets

Online grocery sales grew by nearly 122% in August.

# pandemic - Friday 18 September, 2020

Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips or overseas journeys

Similar to the travel advice throughout the pandemic – it is not a criminal offence to travel beyond the county border or travel abroad.

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

'It's close to criminal': Joe Biden blasts Trump's pandemic response

Joe Biden was taking part in his first town hall event.

# pandemic - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.

# pandemic - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Ryanair is 'mischaracterising' Ireland's travel measures by calling them 'restrictions', court told

The State was responding in court to claims made by Ryanair about the measures.

Football set to lose an estimated €12 billion in revenue around the world due to pandemic

Fifa’s Covid-19 relief fund is worth €1.3bn and allows national associations and regional confederations to apply for grants and interest-free loans.

# pandemic - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Taoiseach says he has 'deep concerns' about 'aggression' of weekend anti-mask protest

Hundreds of people attended a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Dublin on Saturday.

Dublin pubs to stay closed as residents asked to limit household visits

The Taoiseach said the current Covid-19 numbers in Dublin are “very worrying”.

# pandemic - Monday 14 September, 2020

Coronavirus: 208 new cases and no further deaths confirmed in Ireland

108 of the new cases reported today are in Dublin.

# pandemic - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Coronavirus: 255 new cases and one further death confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise

Deputy Commissioner, policing and security, John Twomey said gardaí will have a “high visibility presence” in Dublin.

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

# pandemic - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns

Police in Manchester said they broke up a house party of 30 people in the early hours of today.

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# pandemic - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Millenials more 'burnt out' than other generations during pandemic, says new study

The research, carried out by Irish academics, suggests millennials are struggling more with the pandemic.

England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases

Boris Johnson will announce the measures today following a sharp rise in cases.

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