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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Phase Three

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# operation navigation
Operation Navigation: Another 20 pubs suspected of breaching Covid-19 restrictions
A total of 59 licenced premises have been caught allegedly breaching regulations since 3 July.
# Coronavirus
Ireland 'starting to see effects' of entering Phase Three nearly two weeks on, de Gascun says
Dr Cillian de Gascun said the increased rise in daily cases is “concerning”, but not fully unexpected.
# operation navigation
'We hope lessons have been learnt': Gardaí to continue pub inspections this weekend
Deputy commissioner John Twomey said the “vast majority” of licenced premises were found to be adhering to the rules last weekend.
Voices
Professor Ruairí Brugha: We must close the pubs again - our health workers deserve better
Ruairí Brugha says the scenes from Dublin city centre last weekend show how dangerously close we are to the second wave of Covid-19 unless drastic action is taken.
Voices
Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you
Wellness experts Margaret Young and Laura Linehan say many of us are experiencing lots of mixed emotions as we emerge from months of lockdown.
# Second wave
Dr Glynn on crowds drinking outside: 'If gatherings like that continue to happen, it's inevitable we'll run into problems'
The acting chief medical officer said today that if people make the wrong choices “we could end back up where we were”.
# Where's summer?
Don't expect to get to the beach this weekend - there's going to be a lot of rain and wind
According to Met Éireann, today will be mostly cloudy and misty, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in most places.
# Phase Three
So what's the 'new normal' like in Dublin's pubs? This reporter volunteered to find out
Just without drinking pints or having a €9 meal.
Barbers and hairdressers say it's 'Christmas on steroids' - some even organised midnight openings
Across the country, people got their first hair cut in months.
# Phase Three
Open thread: What are you most looking forward to doing from today?
Ireland today enters Phase Three of its exit from lockdown. Let us know what you’re excited about doing.
# Phase Three
Mandatory use of face coverings on public transport 'likely' to be enforced through fines
Enforcement will not begin for a number of weeks, the CEO of the National Transport Authority said.
# snip snip
Poll: Have you booked a haircut yet?
Hairdressers and barbers can reopen from today as part of Phase Three.
# Phase Three
Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland
Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.
# Phase Three
Phase Three: Here's what's allowed from today as Ireland enters second-last step out of lockdown
As Phase Three takes effect, here is everything you can do from today.
# Phase Three
'The idea is to just to try and keep the head above water': The Dublin tourist businesses still in suspended animation
Tour operators are facing down the barrel of a lost summer.
# Hair we go again
Chop and change: Clients set for new customer experience when hair salons and barbers re-open
Much will have changed when people go to get their hair cut from next week.
# travel restrictions
'Green list' of countries that Irish people can travel to due by 9 July
Varadkar gave the green light for Phase Three of the lifting of coronavirus restrictions to go ahead from Monday.
# Phase Three
'Something is going to break': Omniplex boss says cinemas won't be viable long-term with 2m social distancing
The acceleration of the reopening roadmap has allowed businesses like cinemas to open earlier than expected.
# Phase Three
A fifth of people say they're 'very uncomfortable' about idea of going to the pub, CSO survey finds
Pubs and bars are set to reopen as restaurants in Ireland on Monday after being closed since March.
# Phase Three
Over 100 days on from shutting their doors, just under half of Ireland's pubs are geared up for re-opening
In Dublin, vintners estimate around 50-60% of pubs will re-open from Monday. For the rest of that country, that number is closer to 40%.
# flexible solutions
Yoga instructors: 'We are basically starting from scratch as an industry'
Yoga studio owners say social distancing will stretch the sector to its limits.
# Phase Three
Weddings of 100 people will be possible indoors from 20 July
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the announcement this evening.
# Phase Three
All sports, including close-contact sports, can resume from 29 June
“This includes team leagues for adults and children,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced this evening.
# shave the date
Hairdressers and barbers permitted to reopen from 29 June
The Cabinet today agreed to move the date forward after a recommendation from NPHET.
# Explainer
Explainer: How will pubs and restaurants work when they reopen on 29 June?
Pubs and restaurants serving food are expected to reopen in Phase Three
# Covid-19
'There's a lack of understanding of the business': Pubs frustrated by late timing of re-opening guidelines
New guidance on the re-opening of pubs was published by Fáilte Ireland last night.
# Leaving lockdown
Pubs, churches and cafes: Looking ahead to what to expect in Phase Three
As Ireland continues to re-open, the exact nature of Phase Three and Phase Four is being planned.
# Phase Three
Irish Hairdressers Federation publishes guidelines it says will allow salons to open later this month
The Taoiseach said on Friday that hairdressers wouldn’t be able to open until 20 July at the earliest.
# peanuts and pints
Poll: Will you go to a pub/restaurant when they're permitted to open on 29 June?
The government announced the acceleration of the plan to re-open Ireland yesterday.
# Preview
Cork v Wexford – All-Ireland SHC phase three qualifier match guide
It’s been eight years since Cork and Wexford crossed paths in the All-Ireland senior hurling championship but tomorrow they face off in Thurles.