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From TheJournal.ie The government has extended the pandemic payment schemes. Here's what you need to know Explainer

The government has extended the pandemic payment schemes. Here's what you need to know

The schemes will last throughout the summer into August. Here’s what it all means.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council says playgrounds will stay closed despite government announcement Swings And Roundabouts

Dublin City Council says playgrounds will stay closed despite government announcement

The government announced that children can return to playgrounds as the country embarks on Phase Two.

From TheJournal.ie Phase Two (plus): Everything you need to know about the changes set to kick in from Monday Go Easy

Phase Two (plus): Everything you need to know about the changes set to kick in from Monday

All retail shops to reopen, groups of six allowed to meet, and travel within your own county – some of the measures kicking in from Monday.

From The42 GAA announce club fixtures to return on 31 July and county games from 17 October Roadmap

GAA announce club fixtures to return on 31 July and county games from 17 October

Club pitches will open from the end of June as the GAA announce their roadmap for the return to action.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 7 deaths and 28 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 7 deaths and 28 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast Factcheck

Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast

The claim was made in a video that has gone viral on social media.

From TheJournal.ie 'New level of respect and acceptance' experienced by gardaí during Covid-19 restrictions Policing Authority

'New level of respect and acceptance' experienced by gardaí during Covid-19 restrictions

The Policing Authority published its fourth report into the use of new garda powers since 8 April.

From TheJournal.ie No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases Marriage

No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases

Advice on weddings will be considered by health officials later.

From The42 Greyhound racing to resume without spectators from Monday Phase Two Plus

Greyhound racing to resume without spectators from Monday

The government today announced the next phase in the lifting of lockdown restrictions, with groups of up to 15 people allowed to return to outdoor, non-contact training.

From TheJournal.ie Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June Phase Two

Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June

The provision for funerals and religious services was announced by the Taoiseach today.

From TheJournal.ie All travel restrictions within Ireland to be lifted on 29 June Lockdown Easing

All travel restrictions within Ireland to be lifted on 29 June

Cabinet have signed off on an escalation of the government’s roadmap today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Phase Two Plus' to go ahead on Monday, pandemic payments to continue until August: Today's Covid-19 main points Main Points

'Phase Two Plus' to go ahead on Monday, pandemic payments to continue until August: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main coronavirus stories you need to know today.

From TheJournal.ie Groups of up to six people allowed to meet indoors or outdoors from Monday Changes

Groups of up to six people allowed to meet indoors or outdoors from Monday

Up to 15 people can also meet for outdoor sporting activities, including summer camps for children.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach announces 'accelerated' roadmap: Here's how Ireland now plans to reopen by 20 July Phase Two Plus

Taoiseach announces 'accelerated' roadmap: Here's how Ireland now plans to reopen by 20 July

There will be four phases of easing Covid-19 restrictions, rather than five.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June CONFIRMED
From TheJournal.ie UK human rights watchdog to launch inquiry into racial inequalities surrounding Covid-19 Coronavirus

UK human rights watchdog to launch inquiry into racial inequalities surrounding Covid-19

The EHRC said it was a “once in a generation” opportunity to tackle deep-seated inequalities.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation into late reporting of 244 cases of Covid-19 finds Mater Hospital acted legally Coronavirus

Investigation into late reporting of 244 cases of Covid-19 finds Mater Hospital acted legally

Controversy arose last month after it emerged that there was a delay in the reporting of the cases.

From TheJournal.ie Only the US and UK have more Covid-19 deaths than Brazil as toll exceeds 34,000 Coronavirus

Only the US and UK have more Covid-19 deaths than Brazil as toll exceeds 34,000

A further 1,473 deaths in the space of 24 hours saw the death toll in Brazil overtake Italy’s.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says just one meat plant where contact tracing is at '60-70%' Close Contacts

HSE says just one meat plant where contact tracing is at '60-70%'

Minister Simon Harris said yesterday that there “are a number of cases in which there are contact and communications difficulties”.

From TheJournal.ie High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says Nui Galway

High blood pressure can double risk of Covid-19 death, study says

The new research was published today in the European Heart Journal.

From TheJournal.ie Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full Covid-19

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full

But Professor McConkey says if we went for a trial return this month, schools could be up and running by September.

From TheJournal.ie Potential increase in reproductive rate, and face coverings mandatory in UK: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Potential increase in reproductive rate, and face coverings mandatory in UK: Today's Covid-19 main points

Ireland is on course to enter Phase Two of re-opening next Monday.

From TheJournal.ie House parties being 'organised with abandon', warns Chief Medical Officer Health Warning

House parties being 'organised with abandon', warns Chief Medical Officer

Dr Tony Holohan was speaking ahead of a planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Five deaths and 38 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid-19

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 38 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

The next Six Nations could be expanded to become a home-and-away tournament

It’s one of the options currently being considered, according to RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney.

From The42 Premier League approves increase in number of substitutes to five per team Replacements

Premier League approves increase in number of substitutes to five per team

Clubs will also be allowed to have nine players on their bench for the remainder of the campaign.

From TheJournal.ie New Hong Kong law bans insults to China's national anthem Hong Kong

New Hong Kong law bans insults to China's national anthem

Today protesters defied a ban against a mass vigil commemorating the Tienanmen anniversary.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers Coronavirus

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

From TheJournal.ie Court rules Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters must pay costs for Covid-19 legal challenge Courts

Court rules Gemma O'Doherty and John Waters must pay costs for Covid-19 legal challenge

The judge said that the costs should be limited to the two-day hearing of their application only.

From TheJournal.ie UK warned to brace for 'many job losses' as deaths pass 50,000 Covid-19

UK warned to brace for 'many job losses' as deaths pass 50,000

Boris Johnson said the UK government will take an ‘interventionist’ approach to support the economy.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Italy hasn't discovered that Covid-19 is a bacterium rather than a virus Debunked

Debunked: No, Italy hasn't discovered that Covid-19 is a bacterium rather than a virus

The Covid-19 disease is caused by a virus, not bacteria.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Irish researchers develop drone that can deliver UV light to disinfect public spaces Disinfection

Coronavirus: Irish researchers develop drone that can deliver UV light to disinfect public spaces

The drones could be used at night time to sterilise empty trains, buses and restaurants.

From TheJournal.ie 47 new cases and a Black Lives Matter protest set to go ahead: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

47 new cases and a Black Lives Matter protest set to go ahead: Today's Covid-19 main points

Three deaths were confirmed by health officials today.

From TheJournal.ie Three-month immunity advice for healthcare staff not to be extended to general population Coronavirus

Three-month immunity advice for healthcare staff not to be extended to general population

Healthcare staff have been told they can act as if they are immune from Covid-19 for three months after recovering.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris back at work after Covid-19 test comes back negative Self-isolation

Simon Harris back at work after Covid-19 test comes back negative

The health minister said that he was ‘delighted’ to be back at work.

From The42 Italy international receives prestigious award for voluntary work in fight against Covid-19 Recognition

Italy international receives prestigious award for voluntary work in fight against Covid-19

‘This recognition fills me with pride,’ said Maxime Mbanda.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Three deaths and 47 new cases confirmed in Ireland Department Of Health

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 47 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic slide in government finances: €6 billion deficit in May compared to €63m last year Coronavirus

Dramatic slide in government finances: €6 billion deficit in May compared to €63m last year

The Covid-19 crisis has placed a heavy demand on the country’s finances.

From TheJournal.ie Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach Lockdown

Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach

However, the country’s top epidemiologist defended the decision not to impose a strict lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie Mumbai re-introduces some Covid-19 restrictions ahead of city's first cyclone in 70 years Cyclone Nisarga

Mumbai re-introduces some Covid-19 restrictions ahead of city's first cyclone in 70 years

Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall around 100km from Mumbai this afternoon.

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