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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# pandemic

All time
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.
# Level 3
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.
# Dublin
Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks
The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.
# Dublin
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.
# Town Hall
'It's close to criminal': Joe Biden blasts Trump's pandemic response
Joe Biden was taking part in his first town hall event.
# United States
Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations
“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.
# High Court
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.
# global impact
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.
# Protests
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
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”.
# covid19
Coronavirus: 208 new cases and no further deaths confirmed in Ireland
108 of the new cases reported today are in Dublin.
# latest figures
Coronavirus: 255 new cases and one further death confirmed in Ireland
Health officials confirmed the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.
# Public Health
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
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# pandemic
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.
# flu season
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.
# just tired
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Coronavirus
White House chief of staff 'optimistic' pandemic aid bill deal will be reached before election
“I’m more optimistic perhaps today than I’ve been in a long time,” Mark Meadows said.
# latest figures
Coronavirus: 307 new cases and one further death confirmed in Ireland
Health officials released the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.
# new research
Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study
Unlike other studies, this research found women were most at risk than men from developing the disease.
# Coronavirus
NPHET says Christmas and Halloween not 'cancelled' as people advised to plan festivities in Covid-19 environment
Dr Ronan Glynn said messages about how to safely socialise at these times will likely be issued.
# pandemic
PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work
Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.
# Economy
Ireland now officially in recession after largest ever quarterly GDP drop
The economy shrank by 6.1% between April and June.
# Pandemeconomics
No increase in income tax planned, says finance minister
Paschal Donohoe was speaking about what the upcoming Budget might look like.
# Coronavirus
WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response
Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband are on the panel.
# Crowds
RFU hope to bring 20,000 people to Twickenham for England-Barbarians clash next month
English rugby’s governing body are still awaiting approval from Westminster as tickets went on sale.
# pandemic
WHO urges 'dialogue' and engagement with virus protesters
Emergencies chief Mike Ryan said: “It is really important that governments don’t overreact to people protesting against measures.”
'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid
Mary Brosnan, the director of nursing & midwifery, writes: “Babies wait for no one, even in a pandemic they will be born.”
# Ploughing
The Ploughing: Plan to hold spectator-free events scaled back again as organisers cancel most contests
The National Ploughing Championships were cancelled in May this year due to the pandemic.
# Coronavirus
Insect repellent product may have anti-viral properties, says British defence laboratory
Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory were testing Mosi-guard Natural.
# Coffee
Bewley's Grafton Street cafe to re-open tomorrow
The cafe announced the re-opening last month after it said it would close permanently in May.
# Fingers crossed
Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO
The prediction comes amid a spike in cases across Europe.
# Money
Card spend increase last month in pubs, restaurants and hotels compared to 2019, AIB says
The average card transaction in pubs has increased by 50% since last year.
# echo chamber
Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?
Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.
# infodemic
Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down
The interview with Dolores Cahill highlights the problem facing social media companies about when to take information down.
# Coronavirus
Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today
It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.
# Funding
Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic
The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
# Flights
Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions
Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.