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Politics - Yesterday’s News

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs

Updated 15 hours ago 69,508 Views 262 Comments
  • A government spokesperson said there is no suggestion that vaccination will be a prerequisite for children returning to school in September.
  • NIAC advice stated that a parent's decision to accept, defer or refuse a vaccine for their child should be respected.
  • Booster shots are set to be given to key groups in the autumn.
Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume

16 hours ago 112,959 Views 127 Comments

Baptism ceremonies will also be allowed, but not the gatherings afterwards.

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression
# New Job
# New Job

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression

18 hours ago 36,347 Views 84 Comments

Zappone will be assisting Minister Simon Coveney with United Nations business.

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year

Updated 22 hours ago 25,125 Views 0 Comments
  • The cases, being brought by Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, will be heard in late October or November, Órla Ryan reports
  • A third test case, involving Mari Steed, may also proceed at a later date
  • Eight women are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report

Politics - Monday 26 July, 2021

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Mon 6:00 PM 26,448 Views 13 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis
# Stormont
# Stormont

NI Executive to meet to discuss Covid-19 relaxations and waiting list crisis

Mon 9:50 AM 8,045 Views 1 Comment

Northern Ireland has the worst waiting times for elective care procedures in the UK.

Politics - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today

Sun 10:42 AM 22,393 Views 98 Comments

Failte Ireland’s guidelines for pubs and restaurants were published yesterday.

Politics - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm

Sat 7:42 AM 42,156 Views 87 Comments

Indoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants is to reopen from next Monday.

Politics - Friday 23 July, 2021

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Fri 8:54 PM 23,519 Views 38 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place
# Des O'Malley
# Des O'Malley

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place

Updated Fri 5:44 PM 34,178 Views 24 Comments

O’Malley died on Wednesday at the age of 82.

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'
# Delta Wave
# Delta Wave

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'

Fri 2:25 PM 21,374 Views 58 Comments

The link between case numbers and hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths has been “significantly weakened”, he said.

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste
# Pubs And Restaurants
# Pubs And Restaurants

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste

Fri 1:46 PM 8,839 Views 11 Comments

A meeting involving the hospitality industry and government officials is taking place today.

Politics - Thursday 22 July, 2021

MP ordered to leave UK Commons after accusing Boris Johnson of repeatedly lying
# Dawn Butler
# Dawn Butler

MP ordered to leave UK Commons after accusing Boris Johnson of repeatedly lying

Thu 9:57 PM 43,290 Views 63 Comments

Dawn Butler was told to withdraw from the chamber.

Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline
# Going Abroad
# Going Abroad

Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline

Updated Thu 4:58 PM 25,107 Views 65 Comments

The Tánaiste also said 17,000 certs have been reissued after an “error” with the fada in peoples’ names.

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August
# Down Tools
# Down Tools

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August

Thu 3:09 PM 11,585 Views 19 Comments

The new housing plan was expected to go to Cabinet next week.

'Golfgate' case against current TD, former senator and two hoteliers is adjourned to October
# Clifden Court
# Clifden Court

'Golfgate' case against current TD, former senator and two hoteliers is adjourned to October

Thu 12:32 PM 14,221 Views 0 Comments

The court was told the case could take three days if it goes to a full hearing.

Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:41 AM 26,755 Views 33 Comments

The vaccination rate is currently languishing around 11%.

Politics - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 6:24 PM 86,190 Views 200 Comments

A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.

Malta confirms seven passengers from Dublin flight must quarantine over 'non-compliant' HSE certs
# Malta
# Malta

Malta confirms seven passengers from Dublin flight must quarantine over 'non-compliant' HSE certs

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:33 PM 104,058 Views 142 Comments
  • The Irish holidaymakers can leave quarantine if they obtain a Digital Covid Certificate
  • Minister of State Ossian Smyth has said he will do everything he can to ensure the certs are issued
  • The Irish Travel Agents Association says Malta is the only country not accepting HSE vaccination cards
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days

Jul 21st 2021, 12:04 PM 28,122 Views 58 Comments

Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.

Haiti installs new prime minister following assassination of president Jovenel Moise
# Ariel Henry
# Ariel Henry

Haiti installs new prime minister following assassination of president Jovenel Moise

Jul 21st 2021, 11:21 AM 4,560 Views 3 Comments

Designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry has been sworn in to replace interim prime minister Claude Joseph.

Former minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O'Malley dies aged 82
# RIP
# RIP

Former minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O'Malley dies aged 82

Jul 21st 2021, 10:19 AM 56,092 Views 56 Comments

O’Malley’s ‘standing by the Republic’ speech is among the most famous ever in the Dáil.

Politics - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain
# Fully Vaccinated
# Fully Vaccinated

Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 7:50 PM 52,254 Views 70 Comments
  • Cabinet will meet tomorrow with 26 July still the target date for full reopening.
  • CO2 monitors will be used in restaurants.
  • Unvaccinated children can accompany adults as long as their table is 2m away from others
Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues

Jul 20th 2021, 6:36 PM 17,199 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said the UK Government’s statements on the NI Protocol, to be made at Westminster tomorrow, would be carefully considered.

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'
# The North
# The North

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 5:26 PM 17,638 Views 17 Comments

The Assembly was recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals to deal with legacy in NI.

Footage of UK abattoir slaughtering racehorses 'does not happen here', Irish officials say
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Footage of UK abattoir slaughtering racehorses 'does not happen here', Irish officials say

Jul 20th 2021, 12:05 PM 57,219 Views 0 Comments

The British Horseracing Authority has promised to examine content of the BBC Panorama investigation.

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted
# Classified Documents
# Classified Documents

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted

Jul 20th 2021, 9:13 AM 28,793 Views 28 Comments

The 1997 speech, marking the 150th anniversary of the Famine, did not have input from the then-Prime Minister, files show.

Johnson faces backlash over plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for nightclubs
# England
# England

Johnson faces backlash over plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for nightclubs

Jul 20th 2021, 7:08 AM 23,050 Views 32 Comments

The announcement came on the day such venues in England were allowed to reopen.

Politics - Monday 19 July, 2021

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:24 PM 34,364 Views 59 Comments

The deputy First Minister said women had been failed in a “catastrophic way” by a lack of service provision during the pandemic.

Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected
# Pubs
# Pubs

Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected

Jul 19th 2021, 5:12 PM 14,285 Views 26 Comments

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said Ireland is the last country in Europe to reopen indoor dining.

Politics - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Mask-wearing in Ireland is slipping, but compliance will likely increase as Delta rises

Mask-wearing in Ireland is slipping, but compliance will likely increase as Delta rises

Jul 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,253 Views 50 Comments
  • ESRI data shows there has been a reduction in caution among certain population cohorts.
  • A total of 432 fines for non-compliance with mask-wearing have been issued since December 2020.
  • Mask-wearing in Ireland hit its lowest level in June.

Politics - Friday 16 July, 2021

SDLP leader received death threats after naming Soldier F
# Colum Eastwood
# Colum Eastwood

SDLP leader received death threats after naming Soldier F

Jul 16th 2021, 7:17 PM 19,420 Views 0 Comments

Colum Eastwood used parliamentary privilege to name the veteran who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 26,910 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

Taoiseach says Ireland's reopening has been 'slowest in Europe, wisely so'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says Ireland's reopening has been 'slowest in Europe, wisely so'

Jul 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 26,861 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking as 1,200 cases of Covid-19 are expected to be confirmed today.

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans
# The North
# The North

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 6,949 Views 9 Comments

Stormont is to be recalled on Tuesday to debate plans for a statute of limitations on Troubles crimes.

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law
# Rent Increase
# Rent Increase

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law

Jul 16th 2021, 1:52 PM 34,549 Views 30 Comments

The Bill was signed by the president last week but the regulation only commences from today.

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
# Dublin Visit
# Dublin Visit

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,505 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

Vast majority of portable loos removed from Dublin city centre due to 'lack of use'
# Jacks To Normal
# Jacks To Normal

Vast majority of portable loos removed from Dublin city centre due to 'lack of use'

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 AM 26,681 Views 35 Comments

The toilets near Grafton Street and Wolfe Tone Square remain.

Politics - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Report into UN battle recommends medal for Jadotville commander but not for 33 other Irish troops
# Jadotville
# Jadotville

Report into UN battle recommends medal for Jadotville commander but not for 33 other Irish troops

Jul 15th 2021, 7:33 PM 26,716 Views 41 Comments

In 1961 a detachment of 158 Irish troops fought a force of 5,000 Katanganese troops while on UN duty in Congo.

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,825 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

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