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'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision
An interview with Micheál Martin aired on Virgin Media Television this evening.
Delta variant: EU health agency warns any 'significant easing' of restrictions will lead to autumn surge
The variant will account for 90% of cases in the European Union by the end of August, the agency predicts.
Tánaiste says 'final call' on further reopening on 5 July can’t be made until next week
NPHET is due to advise the Government next Thursday on the epidemiological situation in Ireland.
Lifting restrictions on mass gatherings must happen 'cautiously and gradually', NPHET told
HIQA has advised NPHET on the measures needed to allow large gatherings to happen safely.
Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks
It comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to delay reopening plans by four weeks.
Number of people receiving PUP dips below 300,000 for the first time this year
This is the lowest number of people in receipt of the PUP since December.
'It's been emotional': Publicans welcome customers back for outdoor service
The sun was shining as some opened their doors for the first time in 15 months.
Garda Commissioner says 'young drunk' people responsible for violence in Dublin city
Harris rejected criticism that the garda response in Dublin may have been over-reactionary.
Ticketholders with symptoms of Covid-19 should be refunded, sports grounds told
Contact details of spectators at trial sport events will be kept for up to 28 days for contact tracing.
Poll: Do you plan on dining outdoors this week?
Pubs and restaurants can reopen to customers for outdoor services from today.
'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces
Some wet pubs will be reopening for the first time in 15 months.
Reporter Hayley Halpin chats to publicans ahead of the reopening of outdoor dining today.
Some wet pubs will be reopening for the first time in 15 months.
One-metre distance is required between tables for outdoor service and there is no time-limit if this is in place.
Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
Publicans face challenge after ‘irreplaceable’ staff lost during pandemic
Bars across the country can reopen tomorrow to serve customers outdoors.
Cinemas are set to re-open on Monday: how will it work and what can you go and see?
Covid guidelines must be adhered to as cinemas show a range of new releases and some older ones.
Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.
No mandatory antigen testing for 1,200 fans attending Leinster v Dragons match
The Rainbow Cup game on 11 June has been chosen as one of the test events allowing supporters to return.
Poll: Do you think the lifting of the Covid measures is going at the right pace?
The Government will gradually reopen the indoor hospitality and foreign travel sectors.
Pubs challenge government to open indoor hospitality by 1 July
The government is expected to lay out plans for the next stage of easing restrictions this week.
Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.
Germans return to pools and beer gardens as Covid-19 curbs ease across country
Germany has been in some form of virus shutdown since November.
Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday
All tourism accommodation will also be able to reopen on 24 May.
Taoiseach to give statement next week on travel, entertainment, sport and hotel quarantine for June and July
A plan for the aviation sector will also be ready by the end of the month.
Poll: Will you head to the shops today?
All non-essential retail stores can reopen from today.
Poll: Will you go to a gallery or museum now that they're open?
Many cultural attractions can reopen their doors from today.
Inter-county travel and home visits among raft of re-opening measures that begin today
Here are all the restrictions that will be lifted today.
Retailer's organisation says industry can't afford another lockdown
Retail Excellence says the sector will need major financial support from the government in the months ahead.
Poll: Will you go to a hairdresser this week?
Ireland’s reopening kicks up a gear tomorrow.
All construction work can recommence today as more Covid-19 restrictions ease
Workers who work outdoors, such as window cleaners, are also permitted to return to work today.
Penneys announce shopping by appointment ahead of full reopening
The retailer will announce the date when it will start taking bookings for appointments to visit their stores.
Large queues outside Primark and other retailers in Belfast as restrictions ease in the North
All non-essential retail can resume from today in the North.
All non-essential retail can resume from today in Northern Ireland.
Publicans, cafe owner and restaurateurs are allowed to trade outdoors.
From today, the limit on outdoor gatherings in gardens increases to 15 people.
'Parallel' vaccination of age cohorts could soon be in place as supplies increase, Martin says
The HSE yesterday confirmed that it is currently reworking its Covid-19 vaccination plans.
The HSE yesterday confirmed that it is currently reworking its Covid-19 vaccination plans.
Those aged 50-59 will be invited to register for their vaccine “shortly”.
A wide-ranging ease of restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach last night.
As restrictions are eased heading into summer, how is Ireland's vaccine rollout going?
At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight
Restaurants and cafes in France to reopen for outdoor dining on 19 May, but curfew to remain
President Emmanuel Macron has outlined a four-step plan to reopen the country and revive its economy.
Outdoor team sports training can resume on 10 May and matches without spectators from 7 June
Gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will also be able to reopen their doors on 7 June,
Hairdressers and inter-county travel due to reopen on 10 May, while beer gardens and outdoor dining set for 7 June
Government will give a detailed roadmap today after a full Cabinet meeting.
We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar
Speaking this afternoon at Dublin Castle he said that socialising outdoors is “much, much safer” than indoors.
'It feels like Christmas': Dublin Zoo reopens with families excited to 'have a new experience'
The zoo opened with reduced capacity at 9.30am.
Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
Zoos and wildlife parks are permitted to reopen from today.
Here's when the lion's share of Ireland's zoos are reopening
Zoos and wildlife parks are allowed to reopen from 26 April.
What's changing, when? Key dates for April and May as Taoiseach announces a 'cautious' reopening
Here’s the final, confirmed list of what Ministers have decided on.
Taoiseach: Close to 1 million vaccine doses will have been administered by the end of next week, and 3 million by the end of May.
A household will be allowed to meet up with one other household for socialising from 12 April - but not in private gardens.
Zoos, wildlife parks, outdoor tennis and golf will return from 26 April - with other restrictions possibly eased from May.
Retail sector 'deeply shocked' by continued ban on click and collect services until May
Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing
Group of TDs and senators call for churches to be allowed to open for limited attendance during Easter week
The ongoing restrictions are an infringement on a person’s right to religious liberty, they said.
Denmark announces plans to reopen society once all over 50s vaccinated
In Denmark, 5.4% of the population has currently been fully vaccinated.