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From The42 Defending champion hints at UK Championship withdrawal if fans allowed back in Worry

Defending champion hints at UK Championship withdrawal if fans allowed back in

Ding Junhui believes the idea is ‘too risky’

From TheJournal.ie Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December Social Welfare

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

From TheJournal.ie Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead Tier System

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead

The new restrictions will take effect after 2 December.

From The42 Leinster's Pro14 trip postponed after Scarlets camp hit with Covid-19 cases Round 8

Leinster's Pro14 trip postponed after Scarlets camp hit with Covid-19 cases

The game was scheduled to take place in Llanelli on Sunday, but will now have to be played in early 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Three deaths and 335 new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to source alternative accommodation for residents as it closes Kerry nursing home after Covid-19 outbreak Coronavirus

HSE to source alternative accommodation for residents as it closes Kerry nursing home after Covid-19 outbreak

An outbreak of Covid-19 was reported at Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie 2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services Cancer

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services

Referrals and attendances at clinics dipped significantly at the start of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19?

Posts on social media have wrongly claimed that PCR testing is inaccurate and produces a high rate of false positive results.

From TheJournal.ie Derry bus company apologises after advertising shopping trips to Dublin during NI lockdown Outcry

Derry bus company apologises after advertising shopping trips to Dublin during NI lockdown

A TD branded the mooted trip a “disgrace”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced Housing

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

From TheJournal.ie Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste Leaving Lockdown

Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste

  • NPHET is expected to make recommendations to government after its meeting today.
  • The Taoiseach is set to make an address to the nation on Friday.
From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Six deaths and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Denmark's culled minks rise from mass grave Coronavirus

Denmark's culled minks rise from mass grave

The macabre phenomenon was observed at an improvised mass grave in a military training field

From TheJournal.ie Car with 'stop the globalisation policies' written on it hits gate outside Merkel’s offices Berlin

Car with 'stop the globalisation policies' written on it hits gate outside Merkel’s offices

The car had the slogan ‘You damned murderers of children and old people’ painted on the other side.

From TheJournal.ie Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector' Reopening

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'

It is reported the government is looking at plans that would only allow pubs with a kitchen and a chef onsite to open.

From TheJournal.ie Waste, greenhouse gases and traffic: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Ireland's environment EPA Report

Waste, greenhouse gases and traffic: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Ireland's environment

Information and statistics on this impact were included in the EPA’s new report on the state of Ireland’s environment.

From TheJournal.ie Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown Coronavirus

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown

France’s infection rate per 100,000 people is now less than a third of what it was at the start of November.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Six deaths and 226 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 226 new cases confirmed in Ireland

As of 2pm today, 292 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised, of which 36 were in ICU.

From TheJournal.ie Managing director of RTÉ News apologises for social distancing breaches Covid19

Managing director of RTÉ News apologises for social distancing breaches

RTÉ officials met with gardaí yesterday in relation to the retirement gathering.

From TheJournal.ie No 'zero-risk' options to celebrate Christmas this year, WHO says Christmas 2020

No 'zero-risk' options to celebrate Christmas this year, WHO says

“There’s lower risk or higher risk – but there is a risk,” Maria Van Kerkhove said.

From TheJournal.ie More than 350,000 people still in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payment PUP

More than 350,000 people still in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Over €4.3 billion has been issued in total since the PUP was introduced earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie No deaths and 252 new cases confirmed as Holohan warns against culture of 'blame' over breaches Latest Figures

No deaths and 252 new cases confirmed as Holohan warns against culture of 'blame' over breaches

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, you won't need a 'vaccination passport' to receive social welfare Debunked

Debunked: No, you won't need a 'vaccination passport' to receive social welfare

The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that this is incorrect.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge' Coronavirus

Johnson outlines new tougher tiers of restrictions for England and warns of risk of 'New Year surge'

The British Prime Minister said today that the previous regime of restrictions did not do enough to tackle the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Three deaths and 280 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland Coronavirus

Three deaths and 280 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows Coronavirus

Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows

The vaccine has been developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

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 Coronavirus: One death and 318 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid-19

Coronavirus: One death and 318 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Four deaths and 344 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid19

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 344 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

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 Employees 'too fearful' to tell bosses they should be adhering to working from home advice Working From Home

Employees 'too fearful' to tell bosses they should be adhering to working from home advice

This week the Tánaiste said the main reason more people are attending work now is the wider definition of essential work.

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 'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns' Covid-19

'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'

The former minister urged the government to change its approach to Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 330 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid-19

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 330 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

From TheJournal.ie More than 20 patients test positive for Covid-19 in south Dublin hospital outbreak Loughlinstown

More than 20 patients test positive for Covid-19 in south Dublin hospital outbreak

The outbreak was traced back to an asymptomatic patient.

From TheJournal.ie Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public' Opinion

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'

A teacher says the TUI calls this week for an early Christmas break were unhelpful, as those in her profession face a change in tone from the public.

From TheJournal.ie South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder Circuit Breaker

South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder

A tough lockdown for the state’s almost two million people will now end late tomorrow.

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 Four weeks into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us? Data

Four weeks into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

HPSC data shows that the 14-day incidence rate in a number of counties is rising.

From TheJournal.ie WHO advises against antiviral drug remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment Remdesivir

WHO advises against antiviral drug remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment

The World Health Organization said it has “no important effect” on survival chances.

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