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Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
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Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns

Sat 9:00 AM 47,652 Views 122 Comments

Unvaccinated staff, fear of public backlash and no counter service are among the reasons some pubs and restaurants aren’t reopening indoor areas.

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases
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Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases

Sat 8:57 AM 30,285 Views 47 Comments

There were 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low
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Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low

Fri 9:58 PM 25,519 Views 36 Comments

The overall chances of getting re-infected remain very low, but Delta appears to pose a higher risk than previous variants.

Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Fri 5:04 PM 68,081 Views 129 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health today.

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium
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Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium

Fri 2:14 PM 20,496 Views 4 Comments

Just a few hundred officials and dignitaries were allowed into the 68,000-capacity venue.

Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'
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Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'

Fri 6:51 AM 44,107 Views 46 Comments

Australia’s largest city reported another record number of new infections.

Half of Europeans now fully vaccinated as Merkel urges more Germans to get jabbed
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Half of Europeans now fully vaccinated as Merkel urges more Germans to get jabbed

Thu 10:53 PM 14,386 Views 16 Comments

“The more people are vaccinated, the freer we will be,” Angela Merkel said.

Coronavirus: 1,189 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,189 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Thu 5:34 PM 70,994 Views 146 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said there has been a “sharp increase” in the level of travel-related cases of Covid-19.

80% of adults now have at least one dose of a Covid vaccine
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80% of adults now have at least one dose of a Covid vaccine

Thu 11:18 AM 18,114 Views 62 Comments

Two out of every three adults are fully vaccinated.

Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases
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Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases

Thu 6:41 AM 26,695 Views 33 Comments

The vaccination rate is currently languishing around 11%.

India records more than 45,000 cases of 'black fungus'
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India records more than 45,000 cases of 'black fungus'

Wed 7:05 PM 139,537 Views 71 Comments

The death rate is over 50% and it has mainly affected Covid-19 patients.

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
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Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening

Updated Wed 6:24 PM 85,889 Views 200 Comments

A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.

Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety
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Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety

Wed 5:55 PM 30,118 Views 29 Comments

Businesses expressed frustration in a report examining policing during the pandemic.

August wedding guest increase at risk as Ireland is 'without a doubt' in fourth wave
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August wedding guest increase at risk as Ireland is 'without a doubt' in fourth wave

Updated Wed 5:46 PM 55,783 Views 51 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a final decision would be made next week on wedding numbers
  • The context for the decision is the 'challenging' increase in Covid-19 infections
  • Leo Varadkar says cases may peak at 3,000-4,000 per day in the coming weeks but ICU admissions may peak at a 'manageable' 40-50
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
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People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days

Wed 12:04 PM 21,000 Views 56 Comments

Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.

Arsenal cancel pre-season US trip over 'small number' of Covid-19 cases
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Arsenal cancel pre-season US trip over 'small number' of Covid-19 cases

Wed 8:21 AM 2,374 Views 1 Comment

The Premier League side were scheduled to play Inter Milan in the opening round of the tournament.

Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Officer ‘very concerned’ at Covid vaccine rates
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Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Officer ‘very concerned’ at Covid vaccine rates

Tue 12:53 PM 24,439 Views 18 Comments

Just 56% of the 18-29 age group have come forward for a jab.

Georgia rugby coach 'stable' in hospital with lung damage following Covid-19
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# Levan Maisashvili

Georgia rugby coach 'stable' in hospital with lung damage following Covid-19

Tue 8:33 AM 4,629 Views 0 Comments

Levan Maisashvili remains in hospital in South Africa.

Johnson faces backlash over plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for nightclubs
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Johnson faces backlash over plans to make vaccine passports compulsory for nightclubs

Tue 7:08 AM 23,041 Views 32 Comments

The announcement came on the day such venues in England were allowed to reopen.

Opinion: Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination may be appropriate for some - but there are other solutions
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Opinion: Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination may be appropriate for some - but there are other solutions

Tue 7:00 AM 27,708 Views 98 Comments

Should vaccination be mandatory to prevent the emergency of new Covid-19 variants?

Coronavirus: 1,071 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,071 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 19th 2021, 5:17 PM 71,970 Views 130 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health today.

'Constantly engaged': Callers vent frustration amid 'issues' with Digital Covid Cert call centre
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'Constantly engaged': Callers vent frustration amid 'issues' with Digital Covid Cert call centre

Jul 19th 2021, 5:15 PM 25,614 Views 34 Comments

Tourism Minister Catherine Martin has said there have been “issues” with the helpline.

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 rises above 100 for first time since May
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Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 rises above 100 for first time since May

Jul 19th 2021, 2:41 PM 32,114 Views 76 Comments

There are 20 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.

Covid vaccine portal now open for people aged 18-24
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Covid vaccine portal now open for people aged 18-24

Jul 19th 2021, 2:30 PM 14,700 Views 12 Comments

Those who register now will be offered an AstraZeneca vaccine if it is available earlier than an mRNA jab.

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics
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# Out Of Sorts

'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics

Jul 19th 2021, 8:44 AM 7,011 Views 10 Comments

The Northern Irishman is not looking forward to his trip to Japan because of stringent protocols enforced to fight the spread of the virus.

Poll: Are you planning on travelling abroad this year?
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Poll: Are you planning on travelling abroad this year?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:02 AM 57,256 Views 52 Comments

The advice against non-essential international travel is no longer in place.

Melbourne extends snap lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak
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Melbourne extends snap lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak

Jul 19th 2021, 7:06 AM 24,790 Views 35 Comments

About 12 million people are under lockdown in Melbourne and Sydney.

Nightclubs reopen their doors as last remaining Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England
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Nightclubs reopen their doors as last remaining Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England

Jul 19th 2021, 6:56 AM 49,579 Views 47 Comments

Legal mandates covering the wearing of masks and working from home have been scrapped.

FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?
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FactFind: Is Ireland leading the EU vaccine race?

Jul 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 61,556 Views 0 Comments

A tweet by the Taoiseach lacked some context on exactly how well Ireland is performing.

Springboks' first Test XV is almost as uncertain as Gatland's Lions team
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Springboks' first Test XV is almost as uncertain as Gatland's Lions team

Jul 18th 2021, 7:23 PM 7,904 Views 2 Comments

The Boks’ Covid-19 outbreak means some players haven’t been able to play or train.

10% of new Covid-19 cases now linked to international travel
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10% of new Covid-19 cases now linked to international travel

Jul 18th 2021, 4:42 PM 36,269 Views 65 Comments

Advice against travelling overseas for non-essential reasons is to end tomorrow with the rollout of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

Coronavirus: 1,179 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,179 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 18th 2021, 3:41 PM 78,899 Views 130 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

South African Covid cases spark cluster scare in Tokyo's Olympic Village
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South African Covid cases spark cluster scare in Tokyo's Olympic Village

Jul 18th 2021, 3:15 PM 14,521 Views 0 Comments

Two South African footballers and one of the team’s support staff have tested positive since their arrival in Japan.

Coronavirus: 1,377 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,377 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 17th 2021, 3:53 PM 111,716 Views 167 Comments

The number of young people contracting the virus rose sharply this week.

Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
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Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context

Jul 17th 2021, 11:00 AM 24,752 Views 0 Comments

An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.

Poll: Will you put off social activity this weekend because of the recent rise in Covid-19 cases?
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Poll: Will you put off social activity this weekend because of the recent rise in Covid-19 cases?

Jul 17th 2021, 9:57 AM 63,347 Views 101 Comments

1,173 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday.

Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry
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Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry

Jul 16th 2021, 7:49 PM 21,444 Views 0 Comments

The claim has circulated widely on social media in recent weeks.

Coronavirus: 1,173 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 1,173 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 16th 2021, 5:14 PM 112,733 Views 254 Comments
  • CMO asks those who are waiting for full vaccination to take 'every precaution' this weekend
  • Cases are increasing in 22 out of 26 counties
  • Over 50% of today’s cases are among the 19-34 age cohort
Taoiseach says Ireland's reopening has been 'slowest in Europe, wisely so'
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Taoiseach says Ireland's reopening has been 'slowest in Europe, wisely so'

Jul 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 26,829 Views 53 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking as 1,200 cases of Covid-19 are expected to be confirmed today.

More younger people are being referred to hospital with Covid-19, Reid says
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More younger people are being referred to hospital with Covid-19, Reid says

Jul 16th 2021, 10:16 AM 37,076 Views 111 Comments

The HSE chief said there is also a concern about younger people being impacted by long Covid.

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