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'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence
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'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence

8 hours ago 55,833 Views 130 Comments

More than 15,000 tests per day are going through public health labs.

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
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Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November

8 hours ago 6,812 Views 6 Comments

Only one nominated companion or partner is allowed to visit the hospital.

Coronavirus: 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 46,609 Views 91 Comments

A NPHET briefing is being held this afternoon at the Department of Health.

Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours
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Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours

11 hours ago 12,420 Views 20 Comments

There are 86 Covid-19 patients in the country’s ICU departments.

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
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'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume

Updated 11 hours ago 34,293 Views 36 Comments
  • It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
  • However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".
'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
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'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

Wed 12:05 AM 19,966 Views 34 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.
Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
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Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

Tue 7:30 PM 42,642 Views 30 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
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Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor

Tue 6:55 PM 15,194 Views 11 Comments

An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.

Coronavirus: 2,399 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 2,399 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Tue 5:46 PM 54,128 Views 86 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?
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At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?

Tue 4:06 PM 66,041 Views 64 Comments

Rising Covid case numbers and hospitalisations saw the government take a more cautious approach to the loosening of restrictions.

Nightclubs to reopen from Friday - but specific rules yet to be confirmed
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Nightclubs to reopen from Friday - but specific rules yet to be confirmed

Tue 3:28 PM 47,305 Views 59 Comments

Sectoral guidance is currently being developed for nightclubs.

Taoiseach: Nightclubs and late bars can open from Friday but with Covid certs in place
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Taoiseach: Nightclubs and late bars can open from Friday but with Covid certs in place

Updated Tue 1:22 PM 69,528 Views 132 Comments

An Taoiseach spoke at Government Buildings after a Cabinet meeting this morning.

Number restrictions on weddings and religious ceremonies lifted
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Number restrictions on weddings and religious ceremonies lifted

Tue 12:51 PM 30,874 Views 18 Comments

The easing of restrictions had been cast into doubt by rising Covid case numbers.

INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak
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INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak

Updated Mon 5:51 PM 35,604 Views 38 Comments

Vicky Barron said that it is clear that there are “serious flaws” in the guidance.

Coronavirus: 1,578 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,578 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Mon 5:18 PM 55,057 Views 137 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

NPHET to meet ahead of reopening decision as HSE boss says it's 'back to basics'
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NPHET to meet ahead of reopening decision as HSE boss says it's 'back to basics'

Updated Mon 9:43 AM 58,061 Views 182 Comments
  • NPHET is due to meet at 2pm before delivering its advice to the Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee.
  • Almost all remaining Covid-19 restrictions are due to be lifted on Friday.
  • But a recent rise in cases numbers and hospitlisations has thrown the plan into doubt.
Poll: Do you think the country should remove all Covid-19 restrictions this week?
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Poll: Do you think the country should remove all Covid-19 restrictions this week?

Mon 8:40 AM 154,484 Views 171 Comments

Nphet meet today to discuss their advice for Government as the country prepares to reopen.

Publican's groups urge full reopening of sector following 'escalation in crisis faced by pubs'
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Publican's groups urge full reopening of sector following 'escalation in crisis faced by pubs'

Sun 1:19 PM 29,360 Views 41 Comments

Nphet will meet on Monday to consider its recommendations to Government ahead of the planned lifting of restrictions on Friday.

Coronavirus: 1,380 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,380 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Sun 12:55 PM 42,410 Views 29 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective
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De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective

Sun 9:32 AM 29,011 Views 73 Comments

Public health officials yesterday confirmed a further 2,180 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Sat 1:53 PM 76,795 Views 129 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits
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Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits

Sat 1:25 PM 26,278 Views 0 Comments

A judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city’s Covid-19 policy.

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
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HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'

Sat 12:04 PM 34,025 Views 44 Comments

However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
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Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated Fri 8:33 PM 73,177 Views 166 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

Government position 'hasn't changed' despite Ronan Glynn's call for home working 'where possible'
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Government position 'hasn't changed' despite Ronan Glynn's call for home working 'where possible'

Updated Fri 7:48 PM 52,923 Views 43 Comments

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer suggested people should “work from home where possible this autumn and winter”.

Coronavirus: 1,914 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,914 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Fri 2:48 PM 54,876 Views 94 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline
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India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline

Fri 9:21 AM 8,274 Views 5 Comments

Foreign tourists on regular flights will then be able to enter India starting on 15 November.

Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month
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Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month

Fri 7:11 AM 16,217 Views 5 Comments

“Hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past. This is a significant day for our state.”

Covid-19: What's behind the increase in cases and how could it impact re-opening plans?
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Covid-19: What's behind the increase in cases and how could it impact re-opening plans?

Oct 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 60,661 Views 74 Comments
  • Ireland can't seem to get its cases down, and now they're rising.
  • Cónal Thomas takes a closer look at the case numbers, testing rates, and how people's behaviour is impacting on the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus: 1,627 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,627 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Oct 14th 2021, 5:03 PM 43,890 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week
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Opinion: Maternity restrictions forced me to labour in the car park this week

Oct 14th 2021, 4:37 PM 27,410 Views 33 Comments

Breege O’Connor tells how she spent her late stages of labour in the car park of the maternity hospital due to Covid restrictions preventing her husband from joining her.

No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended
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No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended

Oct 14th 2021, 1:36 PM 41,046 Views 138 Comments

The Taoiseach says there is a ‘need for perspective’ but would not be drawn further on re-opening plans.

UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic
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UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic

Oct 14th 2021, 9:30 AM 8,014 Views 7 Comments

Sajid Javid’s comments came after the UK Government’s response to the outbreak was criticised by MPs.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine
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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine

Oct 14th 2021, 7:44 AM 25,748 Views 19 Comments

The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the pandemic.

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect
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North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect

Oct 14th 2021, 7:08 AM 8,629 Views 3 Comments

From today, up to 30 people will be permitted in private dwellings.

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory
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'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 6:35 PM 75,673 Views 130 Comments

A meeting of senior officials this afternoon heard that Ireland’s Covid-19 situation has taken an unexpected turn.

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions
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'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions

Oct 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,163 Views 9 Comments
  • The HSE had been told that workers are ‘deeply annoyed and frustrated’, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • The contact tracers are unhappy over a decrease in overtime and changes to roles.
  • Almost 800 people are trained to work as contact tracers, working from six call centres.
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Additional supports for Covid testing in some counties as positivity rises in community

Oct 12th 2021, 6:23 PM 15,851 Views 4 Comments

Yesterday around 17,000 tests were done in the community.

Coronavirus: 1,466 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,466 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 12th 2021, 5:54 PM 27,966 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Mason Mount says missing Euro 2020 game played part in decision to get jab
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Mason Mount says missing Euro 2020 game played part in decision to get jab

Oct 12th 2021, 4:04 PM 4,986 Views 1 Comment

The uptake of the vaccine among professional footballers has been sporadic.

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