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France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions
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France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions

Jun 9th 2021, 7:42 AM 13,188 Views 19 Comments

Residents of France will be able to stay out later and will also be able to sit inside cafes and restaurants.

NHS sees ‘Glastonbury-style’ surge in vaccine bookings after call to over-25s
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NHS sees ‘Glastonbury-style’ surge in vaccine bookings after call to over-25s

Jun 8th 2021, 10:39 PM 25,746 Views 5 Comments

NHS England said the National Booking Service had 493,000 appointments reserved by midday today.

Coronavirus: 271 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 271 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 8th 2021, 4:13 PM 50,552 Views 78 Comments

77 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today.

Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings
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Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings

Jun 8th 2021, 12:23 PM 15,867 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on all of the recent Covid-related figures.

Daily coronavirus cases in India dip below 100,000
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Daily coronavirus cases in India dip below 100,000

Jun 8th 2021, 9:23 AM 10,188 Views 12 Comments

India peaked at adding more than 400,000 cases a day in May, but new infections and deaths have declined across the country since then.

'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
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'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19

Jun 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,616 Views 0 Comments
  • Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
  • A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.
India cautiously starts to open up as Covid-19 case records decline
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India cautiously starts to open up as Covid-19 case records decline

Jun 7th 2021, 11:42 AM 15,749 Views 14 Comments

Less than 5% of the country has been fully vaccinated.

It's more than just pubs and restaurants reopening, here's a rundown of what's lifting today
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It's more than just pubs and restaurants reopening, here's a rundown of what's lifting today

Jun 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 68,617 Views 15 Comments

It’s over five weeks since the timelines was announced, so here’s a quick refresher

'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces
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'Stepping stone to normality': Relief for some, ongoing worries for others as pubs and restaurants open outdoor spaces

Jun 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,005 Views 28 Comments
  • Reporter Hayley Halpin chats to publicans ahead of the reopening of outdoor dining today.
  • Some wet pubs will be reopening for the first time in 15 months.
  • One-metre distance is required between tables for outdoor service and there is no time-limit if this is in place.
Career Coaching: A woman rejoining the workforce needs advice on Zoom interviews
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Career Coaching: A woman rejoining the workforce needs advice on Zoom interviews

Jun 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,111 Views 8 Comments

In our new regular Voices column, career expert Sarah Geraghty offers advice to our readers who would like a change to their working life.

19 people arrested for public order offences in Dublin city centre during significant garda operation last night
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19 people arrested for public order offences in Dublin city centre during significant garda operation last night

Updated Jun 6th 2021, 12:38 PM 86,651 Views 157 Comments
  • Garda make 19 arrests for public order during night of disturbances in Dublin city centre.
  • Two gardaí were injured and one garda vehicle was damaged in the incidents.
  • The operation was focused on the Templebar, St Stephen's Green and South William Street areas.
Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year
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Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year

Jun 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,808 Views 11 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their Leaving Cert examinations this month.

Covid-19, Ireland and China: Why aren't we using the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines?
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Covid-19, Ireland and China: Why aren't we using the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines?

Jun 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,288 Views 22 Comments

Priscilla Lynch looks at Chinese-Irish relations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gardaí maintain visible presence in Dublin city centre after public order incidents
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Gardaí maintain visible presence in Dublin city centre after public order incidents

Updated Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 113,576 Views 192 Comments
  • Gardaí arrested 14 people, including five juveniles, as violence broke out on the street.
  • Reports from sources that gardaí were attacked with glass bottles has been confirmed by gardaí.
  • One garda was treated in hospital for a leg injury.
English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge
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English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge

Jun 5th 2021, 7:54 AM 46,744 Views 48 Comments

Social distancing and mask wearing could be set to remain in place until 5 July, according to multiple reports.

Cinemas are set to re-open on Monday: how will it work and what can you go and see?
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Cinemas are set to re-open on Monday: how will it work and what can you go and see?

Jun 5th 2021, 7:30 AM 35,030 Views 15 Comments

Covid guidelines must be adhered to as cinemas show a range of new releases and some older ones.

No local lockdown after Holohan and Donnelly meet public-health doctors to discuss Limerick Covid spike
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No local lockdown after Holohan and Donnelly meet public-health doctors to discuss Limerick Covid spike

Updated Jun 4th 2021, 9:48 PM 64,228 Views 73 Comments

The CMO has said that a local lockdown can not be ruled out but is not currently advised.

Coronavirus: 529 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 529 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 4th 2021, 5:04 PM 70,757 Views 109 Comments

This is the first time the daily case report has exceeded 500 in the last fortnight.

Delta variant ‘dominant in UK’ as confirmed cases rise 79%
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Delta variant ‘dominant in UK’ as confirmed cases rise 79%

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:29 PM 43,000 Views 48 Comments

12,431 cases of the variant have been confirmed up to yesterday in the UK.

Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 6:28 PM 55,130 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Olympics '100%' going ahead but major Covid outbreak could shut door on fans
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Olympics '100%' going ahead but major Covid outbreak could shut door on fans

Jun 3rd 2021, 11:46 AM 1,149 Views 3 Comments

The Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto made the comments exactly 50 days before the Games.

Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection
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Hiqa advises NPHET to extend presumptive Covid immunity to nine months post-infection

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:00 AM 24,656 Views 35 Comments

Increasing the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months would have “widespread positive implications for people”.

Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
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Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 20,008 Views 42 Comments

After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.

100 fans permitted to attend club and inter-county games from Monday, GAA confirms
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100 fans permitted to attend club and inter-county games from Monday, GAA confirms

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:04 PM 4,981 Views 5 Comments

A maximum of 200 spectators can attend matches at grounds where the capacity is 5,000.

Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing
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Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing

Jun 2nd 2021, 8:24 AM 33,018 Views 41 Comments

The approval is expected to have “a significant and immediate impact” on the supply of Comirnaty.

Covid-19: 337 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Covid-19: 337 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 1st 2021, 5:10 PM 46,577 Views 60 Comments

There are 89 people in hospital with the virus, including 34 in intensive care.

People who have bought new homes since 2013 will now have to pay property tax
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People who have bought new homes since 2013 will now have to pay property tax

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 5:07 PM 62,158 Views 84 Comments

Bills will be sent to peoples’ homes early next year.

No mandatory antigen testing for 1,200 fans attending Leinster v Dragons match
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No mandatory antigen testing for 1,200 fans attending Leinster v Dragons match

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 5:03 PM 15,330 Views 4 Comments

The Rainbow Cup game on 11 June has been chosen as one of the test events allowing supporters to return.

CMO warns Health Minister that the risk of a further spike in Covid-19 cases remains
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CMO warns Health Minister that the risk of a further spike in Covid-19 cases remains

Jun 1st 2021, 4:41 PM 11,642 Views 8 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan advised that people who are not yet vaccinated should limit indoor interactions with other unvaccinated people.

'A cliff edge in anyone's language': Public anger predicted over cuts to PUP
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'A cliff edge in anyone's language': Public anger predicted over cuts to PUP

Jun 1st 2021, 3:35 PM 17,236 Views 77 Comments

The PUP is to be gradually phased out by February 2022.

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
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Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,578 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
Inter Milan's Arturo Vidal in hospital after positive Covid test
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Inter Milan's Arturo Vidal in hospital after positive Covid test

Jun 1st 2021, 12:12 PM 5,614 Views 3 Comments

The diagnosis means the 34-year-old will miss Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Chile and Argentina.

Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
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Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines

Jun 1st 2021, 7:53 AM 46,219 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.

Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names
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Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names

Jun 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 20,748 Views 44 Comments

Experts working with the World Health Organization developed the new names.

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
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'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people

Jun 1st 2021, 6:25 AM 18,026 Views 3 Comments

A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.

EU, UK raise doubts about Covid vaccine patent waiver
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EU, UK raise doubts about Covid vaccine patent waiver

May 31st 2021, 11:02 PM 24,790 Views 9 Comments

India and South Africa came forward with the original idea to waive intellectual property on Covid-19 vaccines.

Covid restriction compliance fell to lowest level since last summer ahead of May reopenings
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Covid restriction compliance fell to lowest level since last summer ahead of May reopenings

May 31st 2021, 5:58 PM 28,408 Views 75 Comments

The level of worry about Covid-19 and compliance with restrictions both had a “particularly steep fall” towards the end of April.

Coronavirus: 378 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 378 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 31st 2021, 5:46 PM 51,838 Views 99 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

The vaccine portal will open for those aged 40 to 44 from Wednesday
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The vaccine portal will open for those aged 40 to 44 from Wednesday

May 31st 2021, 2:58 PM 65,331 Views 58 Comments

Vaccination of this age cohort is set to begin in the middle of June.

France tightens restrictions on travel from UK due to India variant
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France tightens restrictions on travel from UK due to India variant

May 31st 2021, 8:09 AM 22,135 Views 36 Comments

Travel to France from the UK will only be permitted for EU nationals, French residents, or those travelling for essential reasons.