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Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
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Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made

Updated 3 hours ago 54,434 Views 97 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
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Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs

Tue 9:07 PM 16,253 Views 45 Comments

More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop
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Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop

Tue 8:41 PM 49,387 Views 76 Comments

The Rural Independent group said today that the government’s climate bill will ‘kill off the Irish farmer’.

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court
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Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court

Tue 8:26 PM 15,906 Views 6 Comments

Five additional judges will be appointed to the High Court in a bid to clear the backlog of cases.

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
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Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer

Tue 4:47 PM 11,087 Views 8 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention
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Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention

Tue 6:00 AM 12,591 Views 2 Comments

It’s been almost six years since reforms of the Ireland’s mental health laws were recommended.

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
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Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer

Tue 12:05 AM 16,683 Views 35 Comments
  • The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
  • While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
  • Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.
Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May
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Harris says there may be 'potential to do a bit more' easing of restrictions than has already been flagged for May

Updated Mon 3:40 PM 57,613 Views 62 Comments
  • The Higher Education Minister is arguing that the public know how to socialise safely outdoors now, and should be allowed to do so.
  • AstraZeneca has written to an Oireachtas committee to say that it will deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine in the first 6 months of the year.
  • Finance Minsiter Paschal Donohoe said that it could be 2023 before Ireland returns to pre-pandemic employment levels.
Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices
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Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices

Mon 11:43 AM 20,278 Views 38 Comments

Additional money will also be given to businesses that take on people with a disability, or are from direct provision as apprentices.

New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval
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New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval

Fri 6:45 AM 17,263 Views 44 Comments

Minister McEntee said the constitutional rights of freedom of expression and of association will be respected in the new legislation.

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
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Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar

Apr 15th 2021, 11:23 AM 31,011 Views 64 Comments

Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.

'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar
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'Lots to be positive about': Ireland ‘on track’ to ease restrictions on 4 May, says Varadkar

Apr 14th 2021, 8:48 PM 90,348 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin said that the vaccine programme is also “on track” in the wake of today’s Pfizer boost.

Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly
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Decision on spacing out Pfizer vaccine doses will be made 'within the week', says Donnelly

Apr 14th 2021, 6:33 PM 22,444 Views 38 Comments

Spacing out of Pfizer doses was discussed at Cabinet today, but the matter is still under review.

Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine
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Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 4:08 PM 15,009 Views 53 Comments

The health minister said room capacity will be ramped up to 1,300.

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs
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Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs

Apr 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,864 Views 59 Comments

It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
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Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 9:20 PM 60,872 Views 129 Comments

No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly
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Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly

Apr 13th 2021, 1:12 PM 15,889 Views 61 Comments

The Labour leader says clear advice and practical guidance by public health experts is needed now for the over 60s.

'There will be more court cases': Legal and logistical issues posed by hotel quarantine 'have not gone away'
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'There will be more court cases': Legal and logistical issues posed by hotel quarantine 'have not gone away'

Apr 12th 2021, 6:11 PM 18,995 Views 28 Comments

Advice on exempting vaccinated passengers from hotel quarantine is expected from the HPSC.

'Add a greater degree of protection': Taoiseach explains decision to add 16 countries to hotel quarantine list
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'Add a greater degree of protection': Taoiseach explains decision to add 16 countries to hotel quarantine list

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 4:00 PM 114,925 Views 255 Comments

Discussions between the officials have been taking place throughout the week.

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
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An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 35,830 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists
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'Use it or lose it’ vouchers should be considered for lower income groups' dental needs, says dentists

Apr 8th 2021, 2:15 PM 16,377 Views 20 Comments

Dentists will warn TDs and senators that the State’s dental scheme for medical card holders is on the “brink of collapse”.

Almost 4 million vaccine deliveries expected before July as booking portal opens in two weeks
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Almost 4 million vaccine deliveries expected before July as booking portal opens in two weeks

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 2:55 PM 64,613 Views 44 Comments
  • Today marks 100 days of Ireland's vaccination programme
  • 3.9 million doses expected by 30 June
  • HSE vaccine portal will open in the week starting 19 April
  • Those aged 65-69 (Cohort 6) will be able to book their jabs
Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
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Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion

Apr 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 29,504 Views 64 Comments

One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.

Motorcyclist dies in fatal road collision in Finglas
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Motorcyclist dies in fatal road collision in Finglas

Apr 2nd 2021, 8:38 PM 37,091 Views 12 Comments

The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Apr 2nd 2021, 8:22 PM 27,908 Views 4 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel after returning from Dubai
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Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel after returning from Dubai

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:43 PM 107,726 Views 0 Comments

The women are due in court tomorrow morning.

Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
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Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:37 PM 27,239 Views 12 Comments

The easing of maternity hospital restrictions was not included in the government’s roadmap for reopening the country.

Man in his 20s dies after getting into difficulty in the sea in Howth
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Man in his 20s dies after getting into difficulty in the sea in Howth

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:10 PM 79,167 Views 28 Comments

The man was taken from the water known locally as Hidden Beach, near Whitewater Brook.

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2021, 4:09 PM 76,670 Views 167 Comments

Four deaths occurred in March, with four happening in February.

ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'
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ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'

Apr 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 34,205 Views 122 Comments

The decision to overhaul the vaccine plan has sparked anger from teachers who expected to be vaccinated sooner.

Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister
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Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:43 PM 25,367 Views 27 Comments

Antigen testing on construction sites will begin in a matter of weeks, say sources.

Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste
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Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste

Apr 1st 2021, 2:35 PM 46,491 Views 127 Comments

A delivery of 112,000 vaccines were delivered last night, said Varadkar.

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today
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'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today

Apr 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 61,063 Views 29 Comments

The right to disconnect gives employees the right to switch off from work outside of normal working hours,

Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs
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Martin and Varadkar forced to defend vaccine plan changes amid criticism from their own TDs

Mar 31st 2021, 11:50 PM 30,077 Views 88 Comments

TDs have been hearing from teachers and other frontline workers unhappy with the changes.

Attorney General writes to Health Minister with concerns over plans to extend hotel quarantine to more countries
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Attorney General writes to Health Minister with concerns over plans to extend hotel quarantine to more countries

Mar 31st 2021, 11:49 PM 26,564 Views 37 Comments

Paul Gallagher has written to Stephen Donnelly about the plans.

Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
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Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April

Mar 31st 2021, 2:32 PM 33,355 Views 43 Comments

The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.

Hotels, restaurants and cafes to get funding to upgrade premises for outdoor dining
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Hotels, restaurants and cafes to get funding to upgrade premises for outdoor dining

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 11:20 AM 34,846 Views 64 Comments

On-street dining similar to that found in other European cities to be facilitated in urban areas, towns and villages.

Antigen testing to be significantly ramped up in schools, colleges and workplaces, says Tánaiste
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Antigen testing to be significantly ramped up in schools, colleges and workplaces, says Tánaiste

Mar 31st 2021, 7:32 AM 23,951 Views 31 Comments

Leo Varadkar was speaking on Prime Time last night.

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April
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Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April

Mar 29th 2021, 9:49 AM 147,968 Views 111 Comments
  • NPHET will meet today to discuss what recommendations it will give to government.
  • A formal decision will be made at a full cabinet meeting tomorrow followed by a public address by the Taoiseach.
  • It comes as Ibec downgrades its economic forecasts slightly, citing the length of the current lockdown.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,511 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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