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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise
The positivity rate after mass testing in schools last week was 2.4%.
Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended
Sixth years and young primary school students are among those who returned to school today.
Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?
Students have not been back in school since the Christmas break.
Construction and retail likely to be industries ‘first on list’ to return when case numbers ease
Professor Philip Nolan has said that Ireland is looking at a summer where we “make the most of the outdoors”.
Housing minister says construction sector is set to reopen on 5 March
The minister said the building of homes is an “essential service”.
Special schools to reopen on 11 February while special classes in other schools to return on 22 February
The revised plans were released this evening.
Return to school in Northern Ireland delayed by a week as Covid-19 infections soar
Remote learning will be facilitated in primary and secondary schools next week.
Unions welcome delay in reopening as Taoiseach says 'schools are safe'
Schools will now reopen on 11 January.
Stormont leaders defend lifting of circuit-breaker lockdown in Northern Ireland
A two-week circuit-breaker is ending tomorrow.
Poll: Do you plan on going to a restaurant/gastropub this weekend?
Restaurants and gastropubs are allowed to reopen from today.
Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland given go-ahead to reopen on 11 December
Businesses such as restaurants, cafes and hotels can also resume trading then but must close by 11pm.
Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'
It is reported the government is looking at plans that would only allow pubs with a kitchen and a chef onsite to open.
Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Eleven more pubs found breaching Covid reopening rules over the weekend
Gardaí carried out thousands of checks over the weekend.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: Will you go to a shopping centre this week?
Shopping centres across the country are set to re-open their doors from today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McDonald's to begin re-opening restaurants, starting with six Dublin drive-thrus
The restaurants will start to reopen from 20 May.
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?