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From TheJournal.ie Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted Upper House

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'There's a special place in hell for those that try to make a quick buck in a global pandemic' Coronavirus

Minister: 'There's a special place in hell for those that try to make a quick buck in a global pandemic'

The minister said Ireland would remember any companies that ratcheted up the cost of healthcare equipment during a time of need.

From TheJournal.ie New Covid-19 measures in Northern Ireland prohibiting people leaving their home kick in tonight Coronavirus

New Covid-19 measures in Northern Ireland prohibiting people leaving their home kick in tonight

Businesses are set to close and gatherings have been restricted.

From TheJournal.ie Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well Older People

Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well

The minister said common sense will prevail if someone over 70 works in an essential service.

From TheJournal.ie Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20% Shopping

Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20%

Banks have also warned the public not to be tricked into giving out their pin number online.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins Coronavirus

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil

In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agree on the need to form stable government to help country after Covid-19 crisis Government Formation
From TheJournal.ie This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country Delivery

This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country

Simon Harris says there is a lot of misinformation out there about the guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurants allowed to operate take-away service without planning permission during Covid-19 crisis Order In

Restaurants allowed to operate take-away service without planning permission during Covid-19 crisis

Restaurants are allowed to remain open but only by offering a take away service.

From TheJournal.ie Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach Emergency Measures

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

From TheJournal.ie Postmen and women will be checking in and offering a helping hand to the elderly and vulnerable Free Delivery

Postmen and women will be checking in and offering a helping hand to the elderly and vulnerable

A new service will also mean they will now take parcels and letters and deliver them for free.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government Coronavirus

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says he expects insurers to 'play their part and act reasonably' by honouring claims Pay Outs

Minister says he expects insurers to 'play their part and act reasonably' by honouring claims

Claims are being rejected as Covid-19 is not on the list of infectious diseases on some policies.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government expected to announce restrictions for public parks and open spaces Nphet

Irish government expected to announce restrictions for public parks and open spaces

The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning to decide the latest advice to the public.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose' Coronavirus

Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose'

The CCPC says it is monitoring products for sale online.

From TheJournal.ie Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin Covid-19

Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin

Martin said it might change public behaviour if people know their areas have been affected.

From TheJournal.ie Over 7,000 contacted about immigration applications moving online Coronavirus

Over 7,000 contacted about immigration applications moving online

The office is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins after passing in the Seanad Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins after passing in the Seanad

The bill provides a range of emergency measures to help deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations Coronavirus

Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations

Minister Ring said its time for everyone to ‘put on the green jersey’ and volunteer.

From TheJournal.ie New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close Coronavirus

New law will empower minister to shut down pubs that refuse to close

TD Niall Collins says some pubs have remained open.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old' Coronoavirus

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'

The government is engaging with social media companies about the spread of misinformation.

From TheJournal.ie 'No exceptions': HSE boss says Covid-19 guidelines can't be relaxed for Mother's Day Older People

'No exceptions': HSE boss says Covid-19 guidelines can't be relaxed for Mother's Day

Paul Reid says there must be compliance every day, regardless of what celebrations are on.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is a role for everyone': Minister says HSE need non-medical staff too and you'll be paid Call For Ireland

'There is a role for everyone': Minister says HSE need non-medical staff too and you'll be paid

Harris said emergency measures under new laws will only be in place until 9 May.

From TheJournal.ie 'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out Coronavirus

'Robust' supports for renters due to be announced, but access to HAP likely to be ruled out

Government has said landlords will have to show flexibility to their tenants.

From TheJournal.ie Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation Leinster House

Limited number of TDs to attend Dáil sitting to pass emergency Covid-19 legislation

Some have called for a time limited ‘sunset clause’ to be included in the Bill relating to detentions.

From TheJournal.ie Writer Stefanie Preissner describes experience of using Croke Park drive-thru Covid-19 testing facility Coronavirus

Writer Stefanie Preissner describes experience of using Croke Park drive-thru Covid-19 testing facility

Preissner said she was referred for testing by her doctor after she called her GP about a cough and breathlessness.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting Coronavirus

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Don't put it off: GPs urge patients not to delay in calling their doctor if concerned about other illnesses Don't Delay

Don't put it off: GPs urge patients not to delay in calling their doctor if concerned about other illnesses

If you have a testicular lump, or a lump on your breast, get it seen to.

From TheJournal.ie Patients seeking advice on Covid-19 from GPs will not have to pay Coronavirus

Patients seeking advice on Covid-19 from GPs will not have to pay

Private hospitals will need to give capacity to help the public service, said the minister.

From TheJournal.ie 'Better safe than sorry': Leo's White House visit with elbow bumps, namaste and warnings to stop panic buying 36 Hours In Washington

'Better safe than sorry': Leo's White House visit with elbow bumps, namaste and warnings to stop panic buying

The issue of coronavirus dominated proceedings in Washington for this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from most European countries - but not Ireland or UK Washington DC

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from most European countries - but not Ireland or UK

The Taoseach was forced to leave a gala in Washington DC this evening to be briefed by his officals.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus Coronavirus

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

Hanks is due to start filming in Australia on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach thanks US House Speaker for Brexit position: 'Nancy Pelosi's words matter' Washington DC

Taoiseach thanks US House Speaker for Brexit position: 'Nancy Pelosi's words matter'

Varadkar said her standpoint during a testing time in the Brexit negotiations “was timely, invaluable, and made a huge difference”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Ambassador to the US says 'cool heads and trust in science' is needed to combat coronavirus Washington DC

Ireland's Ambassador to the US says 'cool heads and trust in science' is needed to combat coronavirus

The ambassador was addressing Irish and American businesses in Washington DC today.

From TheJournal.ie Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York UN Security Council

Riverdance's Jean Butler gives shoutout to Irish security council bid during performance in New York

The government is hoping to secure a two-year rotating term on the UN Security Council in 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media again Leo In The Us

Meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media again

This is the second time the breakfast meeting will be held behind closed doors.

From TheJournal.ie New York's St Patrick's Day parade still set to go ahead despite coronavirus concerns Coronavirus

New York's St Patrick's Day parade still set to go ahead despite coronavirus concerns

The Taoiseach cancelled the New York leg of his US trip yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach's visit to the White House still set to go ahead Coronavirus

Taoiseach's visit to the White House still set to go ahead

Leo Varadkar will meet President Donald Trump on Thursday.

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