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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 33,101 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 46,616 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 62,173 Views 85 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 11,643 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 17,237 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 30,618 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 5,618 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 46,363 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 20,795 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 18,028 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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# IP Waiver

EU, UK raise doubts about Covid vaccine patent waiver

May 31st 2021, 11:02 PM 24,793 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 28,413 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 51,849 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 65,393 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 22,143 Views 36 Comments

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

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
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'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,254 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

CMO Tony Holohan 'absolutely shocked' at Dublin city centre gathering
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CMO Tony Holohan 'absolutely shocked' at Dublin city centre gathering

Updated May 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 163,409 Views 320 Comments
  • Tony Holohan tweeted that he saw huge crowds on South William Street and surrounding areas when driving into Dublin yesterday evening.
Half of all adults in Ireland have now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine
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Half of all adults in Ireland have now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine

May 30th 2021, 3:29 PM 44,499 Views 73 Comments

Ireland’s vaccine rollout continues to build momentum.

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading
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Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading

May 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 93,079 Views 0 Comments

Mike Yeadon is regularly cited by anti-lockdown groups.

Poll: Do you think the lifting of the Covid measures is going at the right pace?
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Poll: Do you think the lifting of the Covid measures is going at the right pace?

May 29th 2021, 10:14 AM 58,509 Views 67 Comments

The Government will gradually reopen the indoor hospitality and foreign travel sectors.

EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15
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EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15

May 28th 2021, 8:11 PM 9,088 Views 6 Comments

The decision needs to be rubber-stamped by the European Commission and individual national regulators.

Weddings: Number allowed at receptions set to increase to 50 from July 5th
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Weddings: Number allowed at receptions set to increase to 50 from July 5th

May 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 23,766 Views 2 Comments

Numbers are set to increase gradually in the coming months.

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the summer re-opening plans
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At a glance: Everything you need to know about the summer re-opening plans

May 28th 2021, 7:34 PM 93,643 Views 38 Comments
  • The Taoiseach confirmed plans for travel, hospitality and live pilot events.
  • The country is taking “definite steps towards normal times”, Micheál Martin said.
  • Non-essential international travel and indoor dining is set to return in July.
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As it happened: Indoor dining, weddings, pilot live events - the latest Covid re-opening plans revealed

'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans
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# Lifting Lockdown

'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans

Updated May 28th 2021, 6:37 PM 42,856 Views 54 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking at Government Buildings this evening.

Coronavirus: 467 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 467 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 28th 2021, 5:13 PM 36,592 Views 49 Comments

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

Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends
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Landlords can impose rent increases of up to 8% under newly-discovered loophole as Covid-19 rent freeze ends

Updated May 28th 2021, 2:07 PM 77,850 Views 115 Comments
  • Measures that provided for a rent freeze for those in financial trouble were implemented during the pandemic.
  • In Rent Pressure Zones, the maximum rent increase permitted is 4% per annum.
  • Where a landlord carries out a rent review for the first time in two years in an RPZ, a total increase of 8% increase can apply.
Rescheduled Kilkenny-Wexford game to go ahead as Covid-19 case confirmed
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Rescheduled Kilkenny-Wexford game to go ahead as Covid-19 case confirmed

May 28th 2021, 12:11 PM 12,910 Views 2 Comments

The sides will meet this weekend after the original tie was postponed.

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
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Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date

May 28th 2021, 11:37 AM 1,240 Views 1 Comment

‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July
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NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:01 PM 78,061 Views 113 Comments
  • The Cabinet will meet to sign off on the eased measures.
  • 5,000 spectators are set to be allowed attend outdoor events from 2 August.
  • The Health Minister has said: "NPHET’s view is the trajectory is positive."
European Open cut to 54 holes and pushed back over Covid-19 travel restrictions
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# Tighten Up

European Open cut to 54 holes and pushed back over Covid-19 travel restrictions

May 27th 2021, 9:54 PM 4,564 Views 0 Comments

The host country Germany has placed the United Kingdom on its travel red list.

Ulster's final home game of the season cancelled after four players test positive for Covid-19
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Ulster's final home game of the season cancelled after four players test positive for Covid-19

May 27th 2021, 7:28 PM 7,264 Views 10 Comments

The four players in question are currently asymptomatic.

NIAC to review 12-week interval for AstraZeneca doses in view of India variant
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# Mind The Gap

NIAC to review 12-week interval for AstraZeneca doses in view of India variant

May 27th 2021, 5:59 PM 29,450 Views 22 Comments

Ireland administers AstraZeneca in two doses 12 weeks apart.

Coronavirus: 436 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 436 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 27th 2021, 5:34 PM 50,908 Views 76 Comments

Eight people have died with Covid-19 in the last 12 days.

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
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Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says

May 27th 2021, 3:38 PM 29,508 Views 61 Comments

Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.

Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
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Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'

Updated May 27th 2021, 3:05 PM 41,127 Views 71 Comments
  • Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
  • Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
  • HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date
The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases
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The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases

May 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 29,116 Views 26 Comments

A slow roll out of vaccines and hotel quarantine failings have been blamed for the spike in cases.

Government considering phasing out pandemic supports in the final quarter of the year
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Government considering phasing out pandemic supports in the final quarter of the year

May 26th 2021, 8:30 PM 20,926 Views 21 Comments

Leo Varadkar said there would be no dramatic changes. An announcement will be made on Tuesday.

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
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Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

May 26th 2021, 11:34 AM 12,533 Views 4 Comments

Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.