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Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government
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Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government

Dec 27th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,702 Views 58 Comments

The Taoiseach promised that a living wage would become “a theme of the government”.

'Don't have parties. Cancel': Sweden limits public gatherings to 8 people
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'Don't have parties. Cancel': Sweden limits public gatherings to 8 people

Nov 16th 2020, 3:59 PM 34,303 Views 51 Comments

Sweden has taken a loose approach to restrictions up until now. But it’s introducing “unprecedented” restrictions from this week.

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year
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Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year

Updated Sep 24th 2020, 12:21 PM 19,663 Views 30 Comments

An extra 251 acute beds in Q4 of this year, and 232 acute beds in Q1 next year, are included in the plan.

All children who are not at-risk expected to return to school, and can miss a max of 20 days off school
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All children who are not at-risk expected to return to school, and can miss a max of 20 days off school

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 110,935 Views 133 Comments

This includes children whose parents or other relatives may be at risk, or who may be anxious about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months
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Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 1:41 PM 57,275 Views 69 Comments

A petition signed by 25,000 people called for maternity leave to be extended due to a lack of childcare for women returning to work.

UK 'to introduce two-week quarantine' for all those arriving from abroad - except from Ireland
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UK 'to introduce two-week quarantine' for all those arriving from abroad - except from Ireland

May 9th 2020, 8:09 AM 67,556 Views 95 Comments

This will apply to British citizens returning to the UK, but won’t apply to those travelling from Ireland.

Poll: Should pubs be allowed to reopen at the same time as cafés and restaurants?
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Poll: Should pubs be allowed to reopen at the same time as cafés and restaurants?

May 6th 2020, 9:44 AM 147,983 Views 188 Comments

There’s been a lot of concern from publicans that they will be the last industry to open.

Cancelled respite during Covid: 'There's no respite, no service at all, no activities. It is very stressful'
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Cancelled respite during Covid: 'There's no respite, no service at all, no activities. It is very stressful'

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 AM 25,085 Views 9 Comments

The cut in services has placed additional pressure on families.

Ajax denied Dutch title as Eredivisie season is declared void
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Ajax denied Dutch title as Eredivisie season is declared void

Apr 24th 2020, 6:07 PM 13,080 Views 58 Comments

It is the first major European league to end the campaign prematurely, meaning there will be no relegation or promotion.

Music festivals are cancelled after licenced gatherings of 5,000+ halted until September at earliest
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Music festivals are cancelled after licenced gatherings of 5,000+ halted until September at earliest

Updated Apr 21st 2020, 10:14 PM 126,937 Views 133 Comments

The government advised local authorities not to issue licences for events of more than 5,000 attendees.

The price of oil has plummeted to less than zero dollars a barrel
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The price of oil has plummeted to less than zero dollars a barrel

Apr 20th 2020, 7:57 PM 55,753 Views 91 Comments

Storage space for oil is now running out, which precipitated today’s steep dive.

Shine Your Light: Ministers, embassies and the Irish public light candles for the sick and frontline workers
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Shine Your Light: Ministers, embassies and the Irish public light candles for the sick and frontline workers

Updated Apr 11th 2020, 10:15 PM 67,447 Views 73 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris urged people to share a light tonight.

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown
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Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown

Apr 7th 2020, 9:00 PM 2,760 Views 0 Comments

Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
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WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 8:15 PM 74,396 Views 116 Comments

The clapping began at 8pm.

'A deeply sensitive issue': The government is preparing temporary mortuaries
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'A deeply sensitive issue': The government is preparing temporary mortuaries

Mar 26th 2020, 2:40 PM 41,345 Views 31 Comments

A government spokesperson said it was being guided “by the need for compassion and care for families who will be affected”.

Irish economy expected to shrink by 7.1% and fall into a recession, ESRI warns
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Irish economy expected to shrink by 7.1% and fall into a recession, ESRI warns

Mar 26th 2020, 9:22 AM 97,626 Views 145 Comments

The not-for-profit institute said that the labour market “is set to face the largest one quarter shock in living memory”.