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Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight
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Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight

17 hours ago 44,570 Views 76 Comments

The Garda vehicle was struck but no gardaí were injured.

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?
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Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?

17 hours ago 54,726 Views 174 Comments

Indoor hospitality will reopen on Monday.

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today
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Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today

18 hours ago 25,787 Views 31 Comments

Met Eireann says cooler and unsettled weather is expected for the week ahead

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm
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Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm

20 hours ago 39,221 Views 87 Comments

Indoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants is to reopen from next Monday.

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'
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Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'

Fri 2:25 PM 20,906 Views 58 Comments

The link between case numbers and hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths has been “significantly weakened”, he said.

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste
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Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste

Fri 1:46 PM 8,713 Views 11 Comments

A meeting involving the hospitality industry and government officials is taking place today.

Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline
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Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline

Updated Thu 4:58 PM 23,373 Views 65 Comments

The Tánaiste also said 17,000 certs have been reissued after an “error” with the fada in peoples’ names.

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August
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Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August

Thu 3:09 PM 11,306 Views 18 Comments

The new housing plan was expected to go to Cabinet next week.

Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain
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Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain

Updated Tue 7:50 PM 51,963 Views 70 Comments
  • Cabinet will meet tomorrow with 26 July still the target date for full reopening.
  • CO2 monitors will be used in restaurants.
  • Unvaccinated children can accompany adults as long as their table is 2m away from others
Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues
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Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues

Tue 6:36 PM 17,182 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said the UK Government’s statements on the NI Protocol, to be made at Westminster tomorrow, would be carefully considered.

Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected
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Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected

Mon 5:12 PM 14,257 Views 26 Comments

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said Ireland is the last country in Europe to reopen indoor dining.

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law
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Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law

Jul 16th 2021, 1:52 PM 34,453 Views 30 Comments

The Bill was signed by the president last week but the regulation only commences from today.

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
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Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,494 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
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Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,801 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund
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115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund

Jul 15th 2021, 12:06 PM 31,352 Views 17 Comments

There was outrage when it emerged owner occupiers would be locked out of buying homes in the Maynooth estate.

The Government says it will spend around €80.1 billion in 2022
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# Summer Economic Statement

The Government says it will spend around €80.1 billion in 2022

Jul 14th 2021, 8:07 PM 15,625 Views 23 Comments

The Summer Economic Statement (SES) published this afternoon, tees up the Budget in October.

Government accused of signing away fishing rights at Rockall, Taoiseach says claim is 'absolute rubbish'
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# Rock On Rockall

Government accused of signing away fishing rights at Rockall, Taoiseach says claim is 'absolute rubbish'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:33 PM 24,869 Views 39 Comments

Ownership of the island and the fishing rights in the waters surrounding it has been a hot topic over the last couple of years.

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
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Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,665 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms
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Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms

Jul 13th 2021, 8:50 PM 12,577 Views 10 Comments

Proposals to tighten laws on lobbying activity were approved by Cabinet today.

Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19
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Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 7:53 PM 39,304 Views 25 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the vast majority of those in ICU didn’t have any vaccine protection.

Children under 12 won't need a PCR test when entering the State from next week
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Children under 12 won't need a PCR test when entering the State from next week

Jul 13th 2021, 7:11 PM 29,842 Views 17 Comments

Cabinet approved the change today to bring Ireland in line with other EU countries.

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal
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Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal

Jul 12th 2021, 5:52 PM 24,412 Views 19 Comments

Questions have been asked about the leadership of the Fianna Fáil party since the dismal result in Dublin Bay South.

'It was of their own making': Loss of a seat in DBS a body blow to Fine Gael
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# Dublin Bay South

'It was of their own making': Loss of a seat in DBS a body blow to Fine Gael

Jul 10th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,577 Views 70 Comments

The big question in this by-election was could the blue wall of Fine Gael hold? They got their answer.

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
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'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?

Jul 9th 2021, 10:18 PM 32,312 Views 72 Comments

The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'
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# Dublin Bay South

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'

Jul 9th 2021, 4:55 PM 35,014 Views 86 Comments

Fianna Fáil does not ‘understand the scale of the problem in housing’ says Jim O’Callaghan.

'I do wonder is the hassle going to be worth it?': Taoiseach faces 'kick back' over indoor dining law
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'I do wonder is the hassle going to be worth it?': Taoiseach faces 'kick back' over indoor dining law

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:19 AM 77,176 Views 132 Comments

Fianna Fáil sources say members will row in behind the government to pass the new law.

New law needed to get indoor dining reopened in pubs and restaurants by the end of July
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# Vaccine Pass

New law needed to get indoor dining reopened in pubs and restaurants by the end of July

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 7:50 PM 48,018 Views 129 Comments

It is hoped indoor dining can resume on 26 July, and it’s likely to only apply to those who are vaccinated.

'There is a short window to get this done': Talks on the reopening of indoor dining set to resume today
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# Pubs And Restaurants

'There is a short window to get this done': Talks on the reopening of indoor dining set to resume today

Jul 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,168 Views 77 Comments
  • Six proposals will be discussed before a Cabinet meeting on the issue next Tuesday, Christina Finn reports.
  • Sources indicate any return of indoor dining is likely to be in line with advice from NPHET.
  • Talks to centre on use of vaccine passes and antigen testing.
Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty
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# Cuckoo Funds

Dáil passes controversial amendment allowing cuckoo funds to avoid 10% stamp duty

Updated Jul 7th 2021, 10:45 PM 87,490 Views 185 Comments

The amendment passed despite Sinn Féin withdrawing from a pairing arrangement.

Bonus for healthcare staff for their work during the pandemic being 'actively considered'
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# Hospitals

Bonus for healthcare staff for their work during the pandemic being 'actively considered'

Jul 7th 2021, 2:24 PM 20,623 Views 32 Comments

The Taoiseach did not say if it will be a monetary bonus or additional leave, but said the public expendture minister is looking at all options.

Insurance report going to Cabinet today notes average pay out has decreased by approximately 50%
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# Insurance Costs

Insurance report going to Cabinet today notes average pay out has decreased by approximately 50%

Jul 6th 2021, 6:15 AM 13,915 Views 31 Comments

A progress report on how government is tackling rising insurance costs will go to Cabinet today.

Ryan: 'No country serious about climate change can invest in gas terminals'
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Ryan: 'No country serious about climate change can invest in gas terminals'

Jul 1st 2021, 5:35 PM 16,609 Views 57 Comments

He made the statement when questioned on the use of liquified natural gas terminals in Ireland today.

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality
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# Cabinet Confidentiality

Taoiseach: NIAC advice included in modelling wouldn't have affected pause to hospitality

Jul 1st 2021, 3:45 PM 9,451 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach told reporters he will not talk about what was discussed at Cabinet last Tuesday.

NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'
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NPHET modelling 'didn't account for AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines being made available to all age groups'

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 70,608 Views 150 Comments

NPHET has recommended that only vaccinated people should be allowed to dine indoors or enjoy any indoor activity.

'This is a mess': Government blind-sided by NPHET advice as criticisms pile up against Taoiseach
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'This is a mess': Government blind-sided by NPHET advice as criticisms pile up against Taoiseach

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 12:26 AM 61,270 Views 174 Comments

Opposition and businesses have said the proposals are unacceptable, discriminatory, “bananas” and possibly not legal.

'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable
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# 'absolutely Bananas'

'Not practical, unenforceable and discriminatory': Government’s latest Covid plans branded unacceptable

Jun 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 29,334 Views 77 Comments

Opposition TDs have called on the government to rescind its decision, describing it as “absolutely bananas”.

Reopening of indoor hospitality set to be delayed for a number of weeks
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Reopening of indoor hospitality set to be delayed for a number of weeks

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 65,121 Views 161 Comments
  • Indoor dining looks set to be postponed until at least 19 July
  • Cabinet will discuss this morning whether fully vaccinated people should be allowed dine indoors
  • "We weren't expecting this" said senior government sources about NPHET's suggestion around vaccinated people
Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'
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# Housing Crisis

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:08 PM 16,830 Views 54 Comments

The rules restrict the amount someone can borrow to 3.5 times their income, though there are exemptions.

Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital
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# St Vincent's Hospital

Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital

Jun 24th 2021, 2:10 PM 6,753 Views 19 Comments

Varadkar said the government wants to own the hospital, and “ideally the land”.

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