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From TheJournal.ie 'Stay away from crowded shops, streets and buses': Caution urged as retailers open back up for Christmas shopping Covid19

'Stay away from crowded shops, streets and buses': Caution urged as retailers open back up for Christmas shopping

The government has asked customers to “play their part” as we head into the busiest shopping season of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Ronan Glynn: 'Just because you can do things from tomorrow doesn't mean that you should' LEVEL3

Dr Ronan Glynn: 'Just because you can do things from tomorrow doesn't mean that you should'

Dr Glynn warned that family gatherings at Christmas on top of socialising in the lead-up will pose “significant” challenges in terms of Covid-19 case numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party Minister encourages people to buy a real Christmas tree Oh Christmas Tree

Green Party Minister encourages people to buy a real Christmas tree

Irish growers produce around 650,000 Christmas trees each year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When are you putting up your Christmas tree? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When are you putting up your Christmas tree?

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun.

From TheJournal.ie Limit Christmas visits to protect loved ones, says public health expert Covid Christmas

Limit Christmas visits to protect loved ones, says public health expert

Dr Gabriel Scally has said that now is “not the time” to allow the virus to spread.

From TheJournal.ie Face masks while cooking and no hugs: Here's the advice on how to plan Christmas Day this year Christmas Like No Other

Face masks while cooking and no hugs: Here's the advice on how to plan Christmas Day this year

How should we plan the 25 December based on what we were told last night?

From TheJournal.ie Dublin business group objects to Council's Christmas music plan saying it would create a 'cacophony' of 'sonic conflict' DublinTown

Dublin business group objects to Council's Christmas music plan saying it would create a 'cacophony' of 'sonic conflict'

The Council has proposed piloting a radio messaging and Christmas music programme in the Grafton Street area for six weeks starting in early December.

From TheJournal.ie 'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose January

'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose

The phased reopening of the country ahead of Christmas was announced last night.

From TheJournal.ie What is the new advice around household visits and travel? Leaving Level 5

What is the new advice around household visits and travel?

The Government has announced its advice for December and the Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas Level Five

Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

  • Retailers, gyms and hairdressers are expected to reopen on Tuesday.
  • Cabinet is to decide on when household restrictions will be relaxed this afternoon.
  • A nationwide address by the Taoiseach on the new rules is expected this evening.
From TheJournal.ie RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year Homelessness

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year

Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.

From TheJournal.ie Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain Covid-19

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

From TheJournal.ie 'He's exempt. He's coming': Government confirms no restrictions for Santa travelling to Ireland this Christmas Good News

'He's exempt. He's coming': Government confirms no restrictions for Santa travelling to Ireland this Christmas

Sinn Féin’s John Brady posed the question to Minister Simon Coveney as it is “playing on the minds” of children across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend Falalalalalalalala

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas Online Shopping

Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas

Figures from the BPFI show €22m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

From TheJournal.ie White House presses on with Christmas tree ceremony despite coronavirus warnings White House

White House presses on with Christmas tree ceremony despite coronavirus warnings

Public health officials have pleaded with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving or spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

From TheJournal.ie 6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland Bedtime Stories

6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland

There are over 2,100 children in direct provision and over 2,500 experiencing homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to do most of your Christmas shopping in person? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to do most of your Christmas shopping in person?

The Taoiseach has said that the country will move back to Level Three restrictions from 1 December.

From TheJournal.ie Discussions being held between UK and Ireland over Christmas with Covid restrictions Christmas

Discussions being held between UK and Ireland over Christmas with Covid restrictions

It comes amid work within the UK to allow people to meet in a “careful and limited way” over Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says Christmas 'free-for-all' could lead to January lockdown All I Want For Christmas

Minister says Christmas 'free-for-all' could lead to January lockdown

Pippa Hackett said businesses reopening and closing again wouldn’t suit anybody.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a list of Irish charities that have launched Christmas appeals Charities

Here's a list of Irish charities that have launched Christmas appeals

It’s the time of giving, after all.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December Hospitality

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December

The sector has warned it will lose out on 30% of its annual income.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas Pandemic

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas

Many people are unsure of what to do and critical of mixed mesages from the government.

From TheJournal.ie 'Social disapproval can be a good deterrent': The battle to ensure compliance with guidelines over Christmas Covid19

'Social disapproval can be a good deterrent': The battle to ensure compliance with guidelines over Christmas

Research shows people’s main concern is about the health of their families and friends making it unlikely they will choose to put them at risk.

From TheJournal.ie 'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy Lifting Level 5

'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy

Pressure has also been mounting on Micheál Martin to set out that the country will not return to another lockdown after Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones Pcr Test

Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones

The test centre at Dublin Airport is open to anyone who wishes to take a test.

From TheJournal.ie Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet Level 5

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet

Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.

From TheJournal.ie Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January Covid19

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

There are 39 days left until Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you put up your Christmas decorations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you put up your Christmas decorations?

Did you put yours up straight after Halloween, or are you waiting until the last minute?

From TheJournal.ie Cork towns and villages to switch their Christmas lights on at 7pm today Support Local

Cork towns and villages to switch their Christmas lights on at 7pm today

It’s part of Cork County Council’s ‘A Real Cork Christmas’ initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach Level 3

Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach

Micheal Martin said he would give advanced notice to businesses ahead of December.

From TheJournal.ie 17 iconic Dublin buildings and city streets to light up in December for Christmas Winter Lights

17 iconic Dublin buildings and city streets to light up in December for Christmas

All 17 locations will be lit up from the first week in December until the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Please bear with us': Huge spike in parcel volumes causing delays as Level 5 online shopping booms An Post

'Please bear with us': Huge spike in parcel volumes causing delays as Level 5 online shopping booms

Between the deluge of online orders and the need to social distance in depots, An Post has said “everything takes longer” this year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease Paul Reid

HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease

Reid told Newstalk Breakfast people will still need to limit their social contacts after 1 December.

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised on lack of clarity over Christmas Covid restrictions Christmas

Government criticised on lack of clarity over Christmas Covid restrictions

NPHET has warned that an easing of measures at Christmas risks a surge of the coronavirus in spring.

Confrontation with NPHET foreseen as government presses ahead with EU travel plan

Government sources have said Ireland has already agreed to be part of the new EU programme that will open up travel.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having' Travel

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'

Government aims to have travel traffic light system up and running by 8 November.

From TheJournal.ie UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner David Jamieson

UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner

David Jamieson also spoke of his fears of a ‘time bomb’ of civil unrest.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you do more of your Christmas shopping online this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you do more of your Christmas shopping online this year?

Many retailers – if they have an online presence – are depending on customers shifting to online sales.

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