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From TheJournal.ie HSE Chief Clinical Officer calls for mandatory quarantine for arrivals from high virus rate countries Cabinet Meeting

HSE Chief Clinical Officer calls for mandatory quarantine for arrivals from high virus rate countries

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the mandatory detention of those arriving into Ireland is ‘not workable’.

From TheJournal.ie 'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban Fianna Fáil

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs Fianna Fáil

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be disappointments': Martin responds to perceived 'snub' of deputy leader in Cabinet selection Dara Calleary

'There will be disappointments': Martin responds to perceived 'snub' of deputy leader in Cabinet selection

Dara Calleary said that it was a setback not to be asked to head up a Department, but added that he is going to “get back on the horse”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Progress is painfully slow': Criticism of Cabinet line-up with just four female ministers Gender Balance

'Progress is painfully slow': Criticism of Cabinet line-up with just four female ministers

The National Women’s Council said the low number is a consequence of a failure to run enough women on electable seats.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet meets today on Phase Three, with mandatory face coverings on public transport top of list Face Masks

Cabinet meets today on Phase Three, with mandatory face coverings on public transport top of list

A Cabinet sub-committee, meanwhile, has agreed to ease restrictions on air travel to some countries within Europe from July.

From TheJournal.ie Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport Cabinet

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport

The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table? Feet Under The Table

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

From TheJournal.ie Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light Back To School

Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he hopes that schools, teachers and SNAs “feel they can get involved”.

From TheJournal.ie Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave Covid-19

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

From TheJournal.ie Government to negotiate new deal with private hospitals Covid19

Government to negotiate new deal with private hospitals

The current deal to use private facilities during the Covid-19 crisis will not be extended beyond the end of June.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Medical Officer tells ministers he does not intend to recommend the reduction of the 2m rule Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer tells ministers he does not intend to recommend the reduction of the 2m rule

There have been calls to halve the guideline from 2m to 1m.

From TheJournal.ie Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points Cabinet

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was taken by surprise when Dr Tony Holohan made the announcement last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'That's not the meeting I was at': Holohan denies tension with ministers over restrictions Covid19

'That's not the meeting I was at': Holohan denies tension with ministers over restrictions

Holohan said the questions he was asked by ministers last week were ‘reasonable and sensible’.

From TheJournal.ie Campaign group welcomes slight relaxation of cocooning but calls for voices of older people to be heard Coronavirus

Campaign group welcomes slight relaxation of cocooning but calls for voices of older people to be heard

Age Action said older people have been “talked about, but not to”.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers push back against Chief Medical Officer, urging for some easing of restrictions Grim Meeting

Ministers push back against Chief Medical Officer, urging for some easing of restrictions

One minister said the briefing had “no good news” with another describing it as “very grim”.

From TheJournal.ie NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith Cabinet

NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith

Smith was sacked as NI secretary during the Cabinet reshuffle.

From TheJournal.ie Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet Driving Solo

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet

The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws Graduated Speeding

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

From TheJournal.ie 'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit Operation Yellowhammer

'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit

The Labour party in Ireland has said that Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal is the most realistic to avoid a no-deal.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes Daylight Savings Time

Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes

It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.

From TheJournal.ie Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy Animal Welfare

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that a more ‘robust’ response is need from government.

From TheJournal.ie Government says €10m boost to Defence Forces pay will make Irish military careers 'more attractive' Salary

Government says €10m boost to Defence Forces pay will make Irish military careers 'more attractive'

The increase comes following the publication of the report of the Public Services Pay Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government Cabinet

Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government

The Assembly on gender equality will look at “the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination”.

From TheJournal.ie Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published Pollution

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali Defence Forces

Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali

The approval comes after nearly 100 people were killed in recent days in a deadly massacre in the country.

From TheJournal.ie France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events Summer Deployment

France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events

Garda assistance has been requested by France for the months of July and August.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit back on Cabinet agenda as Tánaiste says no-deal Brexit preparations must continue It Hasn't Gone Away You Know

Brexit back on Cabinet agenda as Tánaiste says no-deal Brexit preparations must continue

Leo Varadkar is to meet UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Dublin in the next few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order' Missing

New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order'

The legislation will mean the affairs of a missing person who is presumed dead can be put in order.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far Rural Broadband

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

From TheJournal.ie Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country Voting Rights

Residents on Ireland's islands will now vote on the same day as the rest of the country

The changes won’t be in place before the May election date

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child Isis

Taoiseach says no one can condone Lisa Smith's actions, but that she has an innocent child

He repeated what he said earlier this month, stating that a security assessment will be carried on the Dundalk woman.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May holds crisis talks amid reports she's facing a 'cabinet coup' Brexit

Theresa May holds crisis talks amid reports she's facing a 'cabinet coup'

May has said a third vote on her Brexit deal may not happen next week.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears Repossessions

Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears

The Bill aims to broaden the matters a judge needs to take into account when considering repossessions.

From TheJournal.ie Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left Brexit Limbo

Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won't be able to take their seats until the UK has left

Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend Skyrocketing Costs

'Beggars belief'': Pressure continues to mount on ministers to explain when they knew about children's hospital overspend

Pressure is mounting on the Department of Public Expenditure about its role in project oversight.

From TheJournal.ie Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats Polls

Two elected Ireland MEPs may have to wait until Brexit actually happens before taking up their seats

Brexit is also impacting on May’s European elections

From TheJournal.ie 'Possibly the worst road' in Ireland to get upgrade costing €150m Dangerous Driving

'Possibly the worst road' in Ireland to get upgrade costing €150m

Between 1996 and 2018, there have been nine fatalities on that stretch of the N4.

From TheJournal.ie If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June Water Charges

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

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