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From TheJournal.ie How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits? Tax Credits

How will the government's 'Stay and Spend' scheme work and how can you claim your tax credits?

Taxpayers can claim back 20% of their spend on food and accommodation as a tax credit.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How could Golfgate impact Irish people’s behaviour? Podcast

The Explainer: How could Golfgate impact Irish people’s behaviour?

We speak to Pete Lunn, a behavioural scientist from the ESRI.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland Infodemic

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland

The story of coronavirus in Ireland can’t be told without also talking about the amount of misinformation that was shared about it.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No further deaths and 67 new cases confirmed in Ireland New Cases

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 67 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No deaths and 38 new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 38 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Three in four people in Ireland not planning to travel abroad this year Staycation

Three in four people in Ireland not planning to travel abroad this year

The government is continuing to urge against foreign travel for non-essential reasons.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now? Podcast

The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?

And are they actually legally required to quarantine?

From TheJournal.ie Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing Stay Safe

Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing

A number of significant announcements were made last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains Green List

'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains

The Taoiseach confirmed that the list will be published next week and will be kept under review every 14 days.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown Operation Navigation

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown

Gardaí say a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in each of these cases.

From TheJournal.ie 'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work? Explainer

'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?

The app launched late last night.

From TheJournal.ie It's not all holidays, so who's getting on the flights out of Dublin Airport? Leaving On A Jet Plane This post contains videos

It's not all holidays, so who's getting on the flights out of Dublin Airport?

Dublin Airport is far from what’s normal for the first day of July.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Three further deaths and six new cases confirmed in Ireland Figures

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and six new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No further deaths and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid19

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland as the country moves into Phase Three.

From TheJournal.ie What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today Phase Two

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today

From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over 'tempting' warm weekend and Michael D enters the fray: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Warning over 'tempting' warm weekend and Michael D enters the fray: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death of a further nine people with Covid-19 was announced this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Phase Two: When does it start and what restrictions are being eased this time around? The Next Phase
From TheJournal.ie Irish antibody testing plans and Trump suggests G7 return to Camp David: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Irish antibody testing plans and Trump suggests G7 return to Camp David: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here is the latest news on the virus today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine? Covid-19 This post contains videos

Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine?

The drug is not approved for use against Covid-19 in the US or here.

From TheJournal.ie Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased Changes

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

From TheJournal.ie Phase One explained: Who's going back to work and what other restrictions have changed? Questions Answered

Phase One explained: Who's going back to work and what other restrictions have changed?

Hardware stores, garden centres, farmers’ markets, bicycle shops and garages are due to open Monday.

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 'Hardware but not homeware': Here's a definitive list of what stores are allowed open from Monday Open For Business

'Hardware but not homeware': Here's a definitive list of what stores are allowed open from Monday

Garden centres and farmers’ markets are on the list of outlets that can re-open.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mandatory' rules to reopen businesses, and Obama hits out at Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points Covid-19 Facts

'Mandatory' rules to reopen businesses, and Obama hits out at Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points

The Leaving Cert, the latest figures, and the UK’s traveller quarantine are also in the headlines today.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert exams cancelled and 156 new cases: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Leaving Cert exams cancelled and 156 new cases: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main developments today.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Sorry, that 'announcement ' from Penneys saying it's reopening on 8 June is fake Penneys
From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now? Podcast

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

That’s what we speak to Cillian de Gascun about in this week’s podcast.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, a Japanese Nobel Prize winner did not say the coronavirus was man-made Debunked
From TheJournal.ie Debunked: A letter stating that pubs will be shut until at least 1 September is a 'complete fabrication' Closing Time
From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus? Podcast

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?

We speak to two experts about the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false Debunked
From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this 'very urgent' message telling you that your bank details can be robbed by making a phone call isn't true Covid-19 Facts

Debunked: No, this 'very urgent' message telling you that your bank details can be robbed by making a phone call isn't true

The latest WhatsApp message doing the rounds is debunked here.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

A message being shared makes specific claims about funeral arrangements for loved ones who die from Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie New measures: These are the circumstances in which people will be permitted to leave their homes Coronavirus

New measures: These are the circumstances in which people will be permitted to leave their homes

A raft of new restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19 HPSC

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Ireland is not in a 'lockdown sequence' despite what this Facebook post says Covid19

Debunked: No, Ireland is not in a 'lockdown sequence' despite what this Facebook post says

The post claims the Irish government has been slowly implementing a country-wide lockdown since last Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Banks apologise for 'teething problems' with mortgage break, say customers don't need savings to qualify Payment Deferral

Banks apologise for 'teething problems' with mortgage break, say customers don't need savings to qualify

Some customers who have lost their jobs because of the outbreak were told they needed months of savings in order to qualify for the break.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the 'lockdown' isn't here - that's the Defence Forces setting up a testing site on Dublin's quays Debunked

Debunked: No, the 'lockdown' isn't here - that's the Defence Forces setting up a testing site on Dublin's quays

A Facebook post said the army was “setting up camp” on the quays.

From TheJournal.ie TheJournal.ie has joined a worldwide project of factcheckers debunking claims about Covid-19 Factcheck

TheJournal.ie has joined a worldwide project of factcheckers debunking claims about Covid-19

We’ll now have access to hundreds of factchecks by other international newsrooms.

From TheJournal.ie Restrictions 'likely' to last beyond March, a rate freeze for businesses: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Restrictions 'likely' to last beyond March, a rate freeze for businesses: Today's Covid-19 main points

191 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Ireland last night.

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