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# restrictions - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says
# Reopening
# Reopening

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says

Thu 9:21 AM 21,524 Views 32 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan said the return to offices will be “done on a staged basis”.

# restrictions - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

August wedding guest increase at risk as Ireland is 'without a doubt' in fourth wave
# Receptions
# Receptions

August wedding guest increase at risk as Ireland is 'without a doubt' in fourth wave

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 5:46 PM 57,047 Views 51 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a final decision would be made next week on wedding numbers
  • The context for the decision is the 'challenging' increase in Covid-19 infections
  • Leo Varadkar says cases may peak at 3,000-4,000 per day in the coming weeks but ICU admissions may peak at a 'manageable' 40-50

# restrictions - Monday 19 July, 2021

Nightclubs reopen their doors as last remaining Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England
# Freedom Day
# Freedom Day

Nightclubs reopen their doors as last remaining Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England

Jul 19th 2021, 6:56 AM 49,696 Views 47 Comments

Legal mandates covering the wearing of masks and working from home have been scrapped.

# restrictions - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Disappointing news for Galway Festival as 1,000 spectators permitted to attend each day
# Limited Numbers
From The42
# Limited Numbers

Disappointing news for Galway Festival as 1,000 spectators permitted to attend each day

Jul 14th 2021, 11:03 AM 4,289 Views 6 Comments

Organisers had hoped to allow 5,000 fans through the turnstiles daily.

# restrictions - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Scotland to move to lowest level of Covid restrictions on Monday
# Level Zero
# Level Zero

Scotland to move to lowest level of Covid restrictions on Monday

Jul 13th 2021, 4:16 PM 10,323 Views 9 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told a virtual session of the Scottish Parliament that the country could move to Level 0 of restrictions.

Doctors’ leaders slam Johnson’s ‘irresponsible’ easing of England's Covid restrictions
# England
# England

Doctors’ leaders slam Johnson’s ‘irresponsible’ easing of England's Covid restrictions

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 8:49 AM 30,965 Views 33 Comments

The British Medical Association said the move could have ‘potentially devastating consequences’.

# restrictions - Saturday 10 July, 2021

'I didn't want to do this alone': Your stories about pandemic maternity restrictions
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'I didn't want to do this alone': Your stories about pandemic maternity restrictions

Jul 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,833 Views 17 Comments
  • The Journal asked people to share stories about the impact of pandemic maternity restrictions.
  • These restrictions resulted in pregnant women going through parts of labour and certain scans alone, Orla Dwyer reports.
  • More than 120 people got in contact and 67 of their stories are included in today's piece.

# restrictions - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Experts criticise ‘unethical' plan to lift Covid rules in England at 'most dangerous period of the pandemic'
# England
# England

Experts criticise ‘unethical' plan to lift Covid rules in England at 'most dangerous period of the pandemic'

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 2:10 PM 32,427 Views 113 Comments

A range of coronavirus restrictions are due to be eased in England, possibly as soon as 19 July.

# restrictions - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

'Reckless': Warnings issued over Johnson’s plan to scrap nearly all Covid restrictions
# England
# England

'Reckless': Warnings issued over Johnson’s plan to scrap nearly all Covid restrictions

Jul 6th 2021, 7:31 AM 33,077 Views 51 Comments

Labour leader Keir Starmer said it was a “reckless” move when the infection rate was still going up.

# restrictions - Monday 5 July, 2021

Have you been impacted by pandemic maternity restrictions? We want to hear your story
# Get In Touch
# Get In Touch

Have you been impacted by pandemic maternity restrictions? We want to hear your story

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 7:45 PM 14,021 Views 1 Comment

We want to get a wider sense of how Covid-19 maternity restrictions have impacted people. Tell us your story.

# restrictions - Sunday 4 July, 2021

England primed to ‘return to normality’ on 19 July with restrictions rolled back
# END IN SIGHT
# END IN SIGHT

England primed to ‘return to normality’ on 19 July with restrictions rolled back

Jul 4th 2021, 12:15 PM 23,628 Views 65 Comments

According to The Sunday Times, mask wearing will become voluntary in all settings.

# restrictions - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

FactCheck: Is Ireland one of the only countries in Europe without indoor dining?
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

FactCheck: Is Ireland one of the only countries in Europe without indoor dining?

Jun 29th 2021, 10:10 PM 100,480 Views 0 Comments

The claim was first made last Friday. The Journal FactCheck finds it to be true.

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms delay to reopening of indoor hospitality
Live Jun 29th 2021, 4:28 PM

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms delay to reopening of indoor hospitality

Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas
# CSO
# CSO

Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas

Jun 29th 2021, 2:20 PM 15,512 Views 11 Comments

The number of departures from April to May increased by a third.

# restrictions - Monday 28 June, 2021

'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks
# Food Chain
# Food Chain

'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks

Jun 28th 2021, 5:50 PM 35,700 Views 73 Comments

From wasted food to cancelled bookings, an extension of restrictions could mean large losses for pubs and restaurants.

South Africa bans alcohol sales to fight country's latest Covid-19 surge
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

South Africa bans alcohol sales to fight country's latest Covid-19 surge

Jun 28th 2021, 9:32 AM 23,763 Views 30 Comments

President Ramaphosa banned gatherings, alcohol sales and sit-down meals in the move.

# restrictions - Friday 25 June, 2021

Poll: Should the reopening of indoor services in pubs and restaurants be delayed beyond 5 July?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the reopening of indoor services in pubs and restaurants be delayed beyond 5 July?

Jun 25th 2021, 8:02 AM 66,123 Views 179 Comments

NPHET will next week issue advice to government on the planned 5 July reopening measures.

# restrictions - Thursday 24 June, 2021

If NPHET recommend easing slowdown, the government will find it impossible to reject the advice
# 5 July Delay
# 5 July Delay

If NPHET recommend easing slowdown, the government will find it impossible to reject the advice

Jun 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,584 Views 110 Comments

Some government sources have said the Taoiseach is being “over cautious”.

# restrictions - Thursday 17 June, 2021

One-third of nation feels nervous about being able to meet up with people indoors again
# Red C
# Red C

One-third of nation feels nervous about being able to meet up with people indoors again

Jun 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,463 Views 15 Comments

That’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.

# restrictions - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July
# Lifting
# Lifting

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July

Jun 16th 2021, 8:04 PM 5,814 Views 6 Comments

MPs voted 461 to 60 to approve regulations delaying the easing of the measures.

# restrictions - Friday 11 June, 2021

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
# Dementia
# Dementia

Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic

Jun 11th 2021, 11:57 AM 5,419 Views 7 Comments

The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.

# restrictions - Monday 7 June, 2021

'It's been emotional': Publicans welcome customers back for outdoor service
# Reopening
# Reopening

'It's been emotional': Publicans welcome customers back for outdoor service

Jun 7th 2021, 7:42 PM 39,175 Views 21 Comments

The sun was shining as some opened their doors for the first time in 15 months.

# restrictions - Friday 4 June, 2021

'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions
# Maternity
# Maternity

'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions

Jun 4th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,306 Views 10 Comments

Activists want partners to be permitted in maternity units for all stages of labour.

# restrictions - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 20,164 Views 42 Comments

After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.

# restrictions - Friday 28 May, 2021

As it happened: Indoor dining, weddings, pilot live events - the latest Covid re-opening plans revealed
Live May 28th 2021, 7:15 PM

As it happened: Indoor dining, weddings, pilot live events - the latest Covid re-opening plans revealed

Pilot music and sport events to be allowed host spectators in June
# Let The Games Begin
# Let The Games Begin

Pilot music and sport events to be allowed host spectators in June

Updated May 28th 2021, 5:14 PM 24,246 Views 29 Comments

Spectators will be allowed to attend some matches next month, while an outdoor music festival is set for the Phoenix Park.

# restrictions - Thursday 27 May, 2021

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July
# New Rules
# New Rules

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:01 PM 78,225 Views 113 Comments
  • The Cabinet will meet to sign off on the eased measures.
  • 5,000 spectators are set to be allowed attend outdoor events from 2 August.
  • The Health Minister has said: "NPHET’s view is the trajectory is positive."

# restrictions - Friday 21 May, 2021

Germans return to pools and beer gardens as Covid-19 curbs ease across country
# Reopening
# Reopening

Germans return to pools and beer gardens as Covid-19 curbs ease across country

May 21st 2021, 9:47 PM 22,631 Views 27 Comments

Germany has been in some form of virus shutdown since November.

# restrictions - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday
# Reopening
# Reopening

Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday

May 20th 2021, 3:38 PM 10,347 Views 6 Comments

All tourism accommodation will also be able to reopen on 24 May.

# restrictions - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says

Updated May 5th 2021, 6:51 PM 38,814 Views 46 Comments

“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.

# restrictions - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

All construction work can recommence today as more Covid-19 restrictions ease
# Reopening
# Reopening

All construction work can recommence today as more Covid-19 restrictions ease

May 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,706 Views 15 Comments

Workers who work outdoors, such as window cleaners, are also permitted to return to work today.

# restrictions - Friday 30 April, 2021

GAA seeking clarity from government on inter-county challenge games
# Restrictions
From The42
# Restrictions

GAA seeking clarity from government on inter-county challenge games

Apr 30th 2021, 4:32 PM 2,692 Views 0 Comments

It also remains unclear when inter-county U20 and minor squads can return to training.

# restrictions - Thursday 29 April, 2021

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight
# Level 3 Plus
# Level 3 Plus

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight

Apr 29th 2021, 8:27 PM 70,764 Views 59 Comments
  • The government agreed to ease a number of Covid-19 restrictions on a phased basis from next month.
  • Inter-county travel, more outdoor meetings and increased numbers at funerals and wedding services from 10 May.
  • The Taoiseach said: "Hope is returning."
Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste
# Level 3 Plus
# Level 3 Plus

Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste

Apr 29th 2021, 7:50 PM 49,853 Views 38 Comments

Offices have been largely closed under public health advice since the onset of the pandemic.

LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May
Live Apr 29th 2021, 7:00 PM

LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May

Fully vaccinated people allowed meet indoors with one unvaccinated household from 10 May
# Vaccine Bonus
# Vaccine Bonus

Fully vaccinated people allowed meet indoors with one unvaccinated household from 10 May

Apr 29th 2021, 6:27 PM 19,767 Views 16 Comments

The government this evening announced the easing of a number of Covid-19 restrictions in May and June.

# restrictions - Monday 26 April, 2021

Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
# Reopening
# Reopening

Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today

Apr 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 33,390 Views 35 Comments

Zoos and wildlife parks are permitted to reopen from today.

# restrictions - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 3:19 PM 56,645 Views 92 Comments

NPHET and the Government are due to consider the further easing of restrictions again at the beginning of May.

# restrictions - Monday 12 April, 2021

Here's everything you need to know about the Covid-19 restrictions changing from today
# Easing
# Easing

Here's everything you need to know about the Covid-19 restrictions changing from today

Apr 12th 2021, 6:05 AM 59,976 Views 53 Comments

Restrictions around travel, outdoor meetings, schools and construction have been loosened.

# restrictions - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Covid-19 restrictions set to be eased slightly from tomorrow
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions set to be eased slightly from tomorrow

Apr 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 55,362 Views 50 Comments

People will be able to travel within their own county for non-essential purposes.

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