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Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May
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Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May

3 hours ago 7,966 Views 12 Comments

From today, alcohol cannot be sold or consumed after 11pm in certain outdoor seating areas.

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
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# Rent Cap

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November

Thu 5:25 PM 12,421 Views 22 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
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State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'

Thu 2:28 PM 11,662 Views 42 Comments

Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
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Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab

Wed 3:59 PM 10,535 Views 12 Comments

The booster shots for the over 60s will begin ‘imminently’, said the minister.

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme
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Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme

Wed 1:24 PM 17,408 Views 99 Comments

The children said all they want is to feel safe in their homes.

Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces
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Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces

Tue 5:18 PM 25,523 Views 44 Comments

At present, e-scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban
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Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

Tue 4:44 PM 16,305 Views 33 Comments

There are approximately 120,000 mink on three farms in counties Laois, Donegal and Kerry.

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess
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Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess

Tue 4:09 PM 8,020 Views 14 Comments

Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents last week.

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday
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Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday

Updated Tue 7:14 AM 80,610 Views 82 Comments
  • Ministers have been advised by NPHET that there is some scope to ease remaining Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
  • As nightclubs await permission to open doors again the advice has been described by sources as "not straightforward".
  • Separately NIAC has recommended booster vaccine shots for those over 60.
Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'
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# The Pill

Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'

Oct 14th 2021, 5:16 PM 8,851 Views 24 Comments

The health minister said the roll out of such a measure would’ve been ‘unthinkable to do in the past’.

Why are cases high if our vaccine rate is so good? Our proximity to the UK, says Donnelly
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# Lifting Restrictions

Why are cases high if our vaccine rate is so good? Our proximity to the UK, says Donnelly

Oct 14th 2021, 4:09 PM 38,891 Views 56 Comments

No consideration is being given to re-introducing any restrictions, says the minister.

No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended
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No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended

Oct 14th 2021, 1:36 PM 41,156 Views 138 Comments

The Taoiseach says there is a ‘need for perspective’ but would not be drawn further on re-opening plans.

'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise
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'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 12:15 PM 55,786 Views 206 Comments
  • Those who have not been vaccinated are having a “disproportionate” impact on the health service, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.
  • Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday to decided on the next phase of re-opening.
  • The HSE today warned that it is experiencing the strain of increased Covid-19 hospitalisations
'Our hearts go out to the families': Taoiseach hopes for justice in search for Deirdre Jacob
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'Our hearts go out to the families': Taoiseach hopes for justice in search for Deirdre Jacob

Oct 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 30,542 Views 5 Comments

The family of Jo Jo Dullard say they are praying the search also brings answers for them.

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
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'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Oct 12th 2021, 11:59 PM 29,768 Views 78 Comments

The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing
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# Dismissive Comments

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing

Oct 12th 2021, 10:25 PM 54,693 Views 50 Comments

“I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was facile. I just didn’t understand the point he was making.”

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
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# The Budget

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women

Oct 12th 2021, 9:32 PM 28,402 Views 45 Comments

The roll out of free contraception to women aged between 17 and 25 was announced today.

Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax
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# Energy Bills

Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax

Oct 12th 2021, 2:50 PM 23,473 Views 38 Comments

Currently those working at home can only claim 10% against their gas and electricity bills.

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
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Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 2:09 PM 31,706 Views 46 Comments

A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.

Free contraception to be made available for young women
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# Women's Health

Free contraception to be made available for young women

Oct 12th 2021, 2:06 PM 36,227 Views 22 Comments

Two GP appointments per year relating to contraception will also be free.

Budget 2022 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold
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# Budget 2022

Budget 2022 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Oct 12th 2021, 9:24 AM 51,127 Views 84 Comments

Politicians are back in Leinster House for this year’s Budget.

'Are we waiting for a serious assault to occur?' Renewed call for dedicated transport police
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'Are we waiting for a serious assault to occur?' Renewed call for dedicated transport police

Oct 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,509 Views 33 Comments

It follows news of a disturbing incident that played out ona nighttime DART service this week.

Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home
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Budget 2022: Government considering two measures for people working from home

Oct 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 47,488 Views 29 Comments
  • Budget negotiations to continue this weekend on whether to give a tax break or cash boost to people working from home, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • Concerns raised that increasing the percentage someone can claim back on their bills might encourage people to be less careful about their household energy consumption.
  • The pension and welfare package will be a 'big part' of the Budget next week, says Varadkar
Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power
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# Alternative Budgets

Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power

Oct 8th 2021, 5:36 PM 16,079 Views 57 Comments

A refundable tax credit is contained in Sinn Féin’s alternative budget.

State pension age set to rise by three months each year from 2028 until it hits 67 in 2031
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# Working Life

State pension age set to rise by three months each year from 2028 until it hits 67 in 2031

Updated Oct 7th 2021, 7:37 PM 46,238 Views 68 Comments

The government this evening published Pension Commission report.

Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations
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# Media Ownership

Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations

Oct 7th 2021, 6:41 PM 18,146 Views 32 Comments

The proposal follows on from the ban of Irish Times staff appearing on Newstalk in 2017.

Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'
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# Lifting Restrictions

Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'

Oct 7th 2021, 1:52 PM 23,323 Views 14 Comments

Government says it plans to scrap the use of the Covid pass on 22 October.

Former ministers raise concerns with Varadkar about Budget spending promises
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Former ministers raise concerns with Varadkar about Budget spending promises

Oct 7th 2021, 11:42 AM 13,935 Views 15 Comments

Former minister Charlie Flanagan said there is a need for caution with public money.

Roll out of free contraception expected to be given green light for Budget 2022
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Roll out of free contraception expected to be given green light for Budget 2022

Oct 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,609 Views 44 Comments

The roll out of free contraception is key promise in the programme for government.

Tánaiste commits to closing loopholes that allow people to conceal assets
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# Pandora Papers

Tánaiste commits to closing loopholes that allow people to conceal assets

Oct 4th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,388 Views 23 Comments

Reports today say that an empty Dublin office is being used as registered address for 800 limited partnerships listed in the papers.

No date for MetroLink, but Taoiseach says €165bn National Development Plan is 'not a wish list'
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# Planes Trains Automobiles

No date for MetroLink, but Taoiseach says €165bn National Development Plan is 'not a wish list'

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 2:43 PM 46,386 Views 77 Comments

The NDP will commit to €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.

Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022
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# Rite Of Passage

Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022

Oct 3rd 2021, 6:45 AM 12,708 Views 12 Comments

The J1 summer visa programme was suspended in response to Covid-19.

Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?
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# What We Know

Budget 2022: What can we expect - and what are the non-runners?

Oct 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 48,583 Views 28 Comments

The budget will take place on 12 October.

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister
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# Winter Holidays

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister

Oct 1st 2021, 9:55 AM 16,260 Views 23 Comments

The Stay and Spend scheme was under utilised due to the continuous Covid-19 restrictions, said Minister Catherine Martin.

Restaurants and pubs won't be able to insist customers show their Covid pass after 22 October
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Restaurants and pubs won't be able to insist customers show their Covid pass after 22 October

Oct 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 52,281 Views 110 Comments

Leo Varadkar says hospitality venues will be able to operate at full capacity when restrictions are lifted.

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says
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# Fuel Costs

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says

Sep 30th 2021, 5:32 PM 15,331 Views 28 Comments

Mayo TD Michael Ring said ‘we are facing into an uncertain winter’.

Bonus payment details for frontline workers won't be announced on Budget day, says Taoiseach
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# Budget Day

Bonus payment details for frontline workers won't be announced on Budget day, says Taoiseach

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 8:23 PM 26,742 Views 42 Comments

Speaking to reporters, he said details of the bonus is ‘not a Budget day issue’.

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House
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# Free Parking

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House

Sep 29th 2021, 6:47 PM 30,186 Views 31 Comments

There have been calls to restore the Leinster House garden at the Kildare Street entrance, which is now a car park for members.

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready
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# Scandalous

Tetchy exchange as Taoiseach told he should be 'ashamed' only 8 affordable homes ready

Sep 29th 2021, 2:15 PM 42,487 Views 90 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said it was “scandalous” that such a low number will be delivered in 2021.

Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland
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# Energy Grid

Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 7:10 PM 25,189 Views 42 Comments

The Taoiseach has said banning data centres is ‘too crude a measure’.

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