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Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips or overseas journeys
# Level 3
# Level 3

Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips or overseas journeys

Sep 18th 2020, 6:59 PM 54,774 Views 80 Comments

Similar to the travel advice throughout the pandemic – it is not a criminal offence to travel beyond the county border or travel abroad.

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed
# Green List
# Green List

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 3:49 PM 110,489 Views 109 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs provided an update on the new Green List countries this afternoon.

Explainer: International travel, domestic trips and Dubliners - here's what you need to know
# Travel
# Travel

Explainer: International travel, domestic trips and Dubliners - here's what you need to know

Sep 16th 2020, 8:32 PM 48,644 Views 32 Comments

The government have moved to clarify their travel policy.

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 4:18 PM 83,986 Views 49 Comments

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect
# New Roadmap
# New Roadmap

Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect

Sep 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 156,221 Views 64 Comments

The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public
# Government Roadmap
# Government Roadmap

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public

Sep 7th 2020, 1:38 PM 29,979 Views 40 Comments

“No one in Ireland has died of Covid in the last 14 days,” Leo Varadkar said today.

Dublin Airport plans to introduce paid drop-off and pick-up zones after pandemic
# Travel
# Travel

Dublin Airport plans to introduce paid drop-off and pick-up zones after pandemic

Sep 6th 2020, 3:24 PM 51,055 Views 93 Comments

Toll booths would be installed as part of the new system, with a free option available in one of the long-term car parks.

'Green List': Travel guidance remains unchanged despite Ireland's high 14-day incidence rate
# Latest Data
# Latest Data

'Green List': Travel guidance remains unchanged despite Ireland's high 14-day incidence rate

Sep 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 42,843 Views 27 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said there will be no changes to the list until a new roadmap is published.

An Irishman in Berlin: There's a housing shortage here too, despite a different approach
# Opinion
# Opinion

An Irishman in Berlin: There's a housing shortage here too, despite a different approach

Sep 4th 2020, 7:10 AM 26,783 Views 38 Comments

Irishman William Campbell lives in Berlin and says despite how we hold up the German housing market as one of the best, it has developed some serious flaws.

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap
# Travel
# Travel

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap

Sep 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 58,610 Views 36 Comments

Ministers are concerned Ireland has the most restrictive travel rules in Europe in the run up to Christmas.

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP
# IRELAND'S ROADMAP

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Sep 2nd 2020, 7:38 PM 58,127 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

Sharp spike in travel to and from Ireland in last month
# Travel
# Travel

Sharp spike in travel to and from Ireland in last month

Aug 31st 2020, 5:05 PM 50,730 Views 44 Comments

CSO data shows that travel in July was still significantly lower than in 2019.

Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars
# Schools
# Schools

Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars

Aug 27th 2020, 7:33 PM 23,896 Views 37 Comments

Jane Hackett of the Green-Schools Travel Programme is urging parents to avoid slipping back to the overuse of the car because of concerns over Covid-19.

Covid-19 passenger locator form system to move to online process next week
# Travel
# Travel

Covid-19 passenger locator form system to move to online process next week

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:01 PM 33,174 Views 64 Comments

It’s a legal requirement for people arriving in Ireland from overseas to complete a Covid-19 passenger locator form.

No entitlement to refund for airline customers from Kildare, Laois and Offaly
# Regional Lockdown
# Regional Lockdown

No entitlement to refund for airline customers from Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Aug 14th 2020, 6:04 PM 38,893 Views 44 Comments

Residents in the three counties have been told they should not leave unless it is essential travel.

Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak
# Travel
# Travel

Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak

Aug 11th 2020, 1:39 PM 36,583 Views 29 Comments

The country has seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases.

Department looking to restrict non-essential travel from 'third countries' with high virus rates
# Travel
# Travel

Department looking to restrict non-essential travel from 'third countries' with high virus rates

Aug 9th 2020, 11:53 AM 93,479 Views 134 Comments

Options from the Department of Health will be finalised “as soon as possible”.

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective
# Travel
# Travel

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

Aug 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 19,211 Views 38 Comments

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

Testing capacity must be able to meet demand when flu season arrives, finds Covid committee report
# Symptoms Overlap
# Symptoms Overlap

Testing capacity must be able to meet demand when flu season arrives, finds Covid committee report

Aug 5th 2020, 3:09 PM 11,874 Views 13 Comments

Due to the overlap in symptoms between flu and Covid-19, testing capacity must be able to meet demand, finds report.

Quiz: Can you tell which Green List country this is?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: Can you tell which Green List country this is?

Jul 31st 2020, 9:30 PM 44,634 Views 11 Comments

Greenland or San Marino?

Travel operator TUI to close a third of high street stores in the UK and Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

Travel operator TUI to close a third of high street stores in the UK and Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 1:14 PM 13,580 Views 6 Comments

The UK’s biggest operator will close 166 shops due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

Jul 28th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,509 Views 19 Comments

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown
# Train Drain
# Train Drain

Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown

Jul 27th 2020, 2:13 PM 8,777 Views 15 Comments

Passenger journeys on rail services dropped to a low of 24,000 a week at the start of April.

5,000 passengers a day are arriving into Ireland's airports, with the UK topping the list
# Travel
# Travel

5,000 passengers a day are arriving into Ireland's airports, with the UK topping the list

Jul 27th 2020, 1:56 PM 49,294 Views 53 Comments

Arrivals to Ireland from the US have been lower than from most Western European countries.

Leo Varadkar on the green list: 'It may not be simple but it is very straightforward'
# Travel
# Travel

Leo Varadkar on the green list: 'It may not be simple but it is very straightforward'

Jul 24th 2020, 11:14 AM 40,047 Views 105 Comments

The Tánaiste said that people can now travel to the green list countries for non-essential reasons.

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
# Travel
# Travel

'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:47 PM 48,717 Views 79 Comments

Only half of the calls made were answered.

Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza
# BeKind
# BeKind

Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,403 Views 8 Comments

Actress and wellness advocate Leigh Arnold and her husband run a wellness retreat in Ibiza. She set up a free online wellness portal for everyone in lockdown.

Ireland to step up controls for arrivals from Covid-19 hotspots, including US and Middle East
# Red List
# Red List

Ireland to step up controls for arrivals from Covid-19 hotspots, including US and Middle East

Jul 22nd 2020, 8:09 AM 48,095 Views 73 Comments

These are part of new measures brought in with the publication of Ireland’s ‘green list’.

The 'green list': How other island-based nations have handled the re-opening of international travel
# Explainer
# Explainer

The 'green list': How other island-based nations have handled the re-opening of international travel

Jul 21st 2020, 5:40 PM 43,391 Views 29 Comments

Some island nations are doing comparatively well in suppressing the virus.

Varadkar says it's wrong to send out 'mixed messages' over foreign travel
# Green List
# Green List

Varadkar says it's wrong to send out 'mixed messages' over foreign travel

Jul 21st 2020, 4:16 PM 28,231 Views 49 Comments

The Cabinet is due to sign off on the ‘green list’ of countries this evening.

'Garbled messaging' around travel 'green list' to be discussed by Cabinet
# Holidays
# Holidays

'Garbled messaging' around travel 'green list' to be discussed by Cabinet

Jul 20th 2020, 1:58 PM 29,477 Views 37 Comments

Some ministers do not want to undermine the notion of Ireland as an open economy.

Publication of green list to be delayed as Cabinet meeting is postponed
# Travel
# Travel

Publication of green list to be delayed as Cabinet meeting is postponed

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 10:24 PM 73,463 Views 133 Comments

Meanwhile, Insurance Ireland said that a green list does not equal relaxation on travel, and non-essential travel is still discouraged.

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature

Jul 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 64,281 Views 62 Comments

The US has already been ruled out, so what countries might make the cut?

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered
# Covid19
# Covid19

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered

Jul 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,668 Views 62 Comments

Phase 4 has been delayed and there are some new restrictions on the way – what does it mean for you?

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney
# Travel
# Travel

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

Jul 17th 2020, 12:32 PM 49,912 Views 79 Comments

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month
# Travel
# Travel

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

Jul 16th 2020, 6:06 PM 37,989 Views 32 Comments

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?

Jul 16th 2020, 11:45 AM 16,437 Views 11 Comments

And are they actually legally required to quarantine?

'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains
# Green List
# Green List

'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains

Jul 15th 2020, 8:18 PM 87,752 Views 69 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed that the list will be published next week and will be kept under review every 14 days.

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage
# Phase Four
# Phase Four

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Jul 14th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,313 Views 87 Comments

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'
# Travel
# Travel

Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'

Jul 13th 2020, 8:09 PM 40,144 Views 98 Comments

Coveney said people arriving in Ireland will be checked up on.