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# reopening - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

National 'Living with Covid' plan to be announced this morning, but Dublin pubs reopening to be paused again

It’s expected a press conference outlining the measures will take place after ministers meet at 8am.

# reopening - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Pubs given green light to reopen from 21 September

Cabinet agreed that pubs which do not serve food can reopen from 21 September, subject to local restrictions.

Cabinet expected to permit reopening of pubs from 21 September

Local restrictions may be implemented in some areas with high incidence of Covid-19, however.

# reopening - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening

Under the draft guidelines group numbers would still be limited to six people from no more than three households.

# reopening - Saturday 5 September, 2020

How does Ireland's approach to reopening pubs compare to other countries?

Ireland is the only country in Europe in which pubs that do not serve food are still fully closed.

# reopening - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'It's up to everyone to try their best to get this right': Inside a Wicklow school preparing to reopen

We paid a socially distant visit to St Kevin’s Community College in Dunlavin.

# reopening - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Music venues take cautiously optimistic approach as live gigs return with social distancing

As music venues slowly begin to host live gigs again, they face a series of financial and logistical challenges.

# reopening - Monday 27 July, 2020

NPHET says a school won't necessarily close if it has a case or cases of Covid-19

Guidance is also being prepared for parents if they think their child has a respiratory illness.

# reopening - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Croke Park Eid event looks to maintain 500 attendees as government slows down reopening

Croke Park Eid event looks to maintain 500 attendees as government slows down reopening

Organisers hope the government will give special consideration to the event similar to that given to places of worship after a request from the Archbishop of Dublin earlier this month.

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says

Shoppers and retail staff will be required to wear face coverings in stores as the government slows down Ireland’s phased reopening.

# reopening - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Eleven more pubs found breaching Covid reopening rules over the weekend

Gardaí carried out thousands of checks over the weekend.

# reopening - Friday 10 July, 2020

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

# reopening - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Limerick council waives fees for business street tables and chairs for remainder of year

The Council has also announced free on-street parking on Saturdays in July and August.

# reopening - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Boris Johnson urges Brits to 'act responsibly' when pubs open

Johnson said the easing of restrictions “is about supporting the livelihoods of business owners”.

Gardaí warn pubs flouting substantial meal and other guidance that they will be conducting checks

Gardaí and the Licensed Vintners Association say future licence renewals could be at risk for pubs ignoring public health advice.

# reopening - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Pubs expected to serve 'substantial meals' costing at least €9 if they are to reopen on 29 June

Fáilte Ireland has received guidance from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre regarding food service businesses.

# reopening - Monday 15 June, 2020

Poll: Will you go to a shopping centre this week? Ease Of Restrictions This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you go to a shopping centre this week?

Shopping centres across the country are set to re-open their doors from today.

# reopening - Friday 12 June, 2020

All shops in Northern Ireland are allowed to re-open today

From Monday, a much broader range of retailers in England will also open their doors.

# reopening - Thursday 11 June, 2020

UK mulls move to one-metre distancing as expert says earlier lockdown could've saved thousands of lives

Professor Neil Ferguson said that if the UK government imposed restrictions a week earlier, the death toll could’ve been halved.

# reopening - Monday 1 June, 2020

Hotels in Northern Ireland to reopen from 20 July, economy minister says

The 20 July date covers guesthouses, guest accommodation, B&Bs, hotels and hostels.

Pupils begin returning to schools in England despite concerns from scientists and parents

It is part of a wider easing of measures that will also see groups of up to six people allowed to meet outdoors.

# reopening - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says

The minister said he will publish a road map for the reopening of schools in two weeks.

# reopening - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Phase One: What can you expect when you go to a hardware store next week?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that Ireland will enter Phase One of easing restrictions on Monday.

# reopening - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Ikea set to reopen two Dublin outlets next week if government eases Covid-19 restrictions

The Swedish furniture giant said it would introduce several measures to ensure the well-being of customers.

# reopening - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

McDonald's to begin re-opening restaurants, starting with six Dublin drive-thrus

The restaurants will start to reopen from 20 May.

# reopening - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Trump says Covid-19 is 'worse attack' than 9-11 and backtracks on disbanding taskforce

“This is worse than Pearl Harbour. This is worse than the World Trade Center,” the US president said.

The Explainer: Will it be possible for pubs to open before 10 August?

Is it possible for publicans to get their way?

# reopening - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Rush to ease coronavirus restrictions could cause resurgence in cases, WHO warns

“This is not the time to be lax,” Dr Takeshi Kasai said.

# reopening - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Trump announces phased approach to reopening US economy

The guidelines are aimed at clearing the way for easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of Covid-19.

# reopening - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

The Stella Theatre's new look is unveiled for its grand opening Reopening This post contains videos

The Stella Theatre's new look is unveiled for its grand opening

Built in 1923, the theatre has been closed since 2004.

# reopening - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

School closures, power outages and widespread disruptions: How Ophelia will affect Ireland today

As Ophelia clears off to the north, the cleanup begins.

# reopening - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"A high-stakes game of poker" - Dunnes Stores in Gorey will re-open tomorrow...

The store had shut suddenly in recent days over a dispute between the retailer and the shopping centre in which the store is based.

# reopening - Monday 11 August, 2014

The Dáil 'tuck shop' that cost €1.3 million to build and lasted five years is reopening (sort of)

An Síopa was known as ‘the most expensive tuck shop in Ireland’ when it was opened in 2008.

# reopening - Friday 8 November, 2013

In time for Christmas: Clerys set to reopen on 21 November

The department store has been shut since it was damaged in flooding four months ago.

# reopening - Monday 23 September, 2013

Clerys 'hoping to reopen with a bang' for Christmas period

A marketing team has now started work on a campaign to create a “buzz” ahead of the reopening which is expected in advance of the key Christmas period.