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What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?
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What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?

Oct 16th 2020, 5:09 PM 70,728 Views 79 Comments

It has changed a bit since the last time NPHET recommended Level 5.

Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?
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Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?

Oct 14th 2020, 2:04 PM 14,282 Views 2 Comments

The majority of the restrictions will kick in on Friday and will be in place for four weeks.

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?
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Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?

Oct 12th 2020, 7:02 PM 40,360 Views 12 Comments

The new restrictions are expected to become law on Wednesday.

Explainer: There are now zero countries on the Green List - so how did that happen?
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Explainer: There are now zero countries on the Green List - so how did that happen?

Oct 8th 2020, 7:12 PM 74,061 Views 44 Comments

The list has had a controversial history and its days are now numbered.

Explainer: What's the thinking behind banning pubs and restaurants in Scotland from serving alcohol indoors?
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Explainer: What's the thinking behind banning pubs and restaurants in Scotland from serving alcohol indoors?

Oct 8th 2020, 3:49 PM 18,995 Views 5 Comments

Pubs, restaurants and cafés in most of Scotland are to be barred from selling alcohol indoors for more than two weeks.

Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?
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Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 10:53 PM 26,263 Views 20 Comments

NPHET raised concerns over outbreaks in nursing homes last weekend.

QAnon: What is this conspiracy and why has Facebook banned it?
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QAnon: What is this conspiracy and why has Facebook banned it?

Oct 7th 2020, 12:17 PM 38,692 Views 33 Comments

More time on the Internet due to the pandemic, coupled with Facebook’s recommendation algorithms, has added fuel to the QAnon fire.

Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?
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Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?

Oct 5th 2020, 7:59 AM 56,461 Views 92 Comments

No social gatherings at all, no dine-in bars, but schools and creches stay open.

Explainer: What options do Leaving Cert students have now after the coding error debacle?
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Explainer: What options do Leaving Cert students have now after the coding error debacle?

Oct 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 16,455 Views 7 Comments

At least 6,500 students are believed to be impacted.

Explainer: Why has Northern Ireland's daily case record just doubled?
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Explainer: Why has Northern Ireland's daily case record just doubled?

Oct 2nd 2020, 6:49 PM 61,171 Views 29 Comments

Northern Ireland confirmed a record 934 new Covid-19 cases today.

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students
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Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Sep 30th 2020, 5:55 PM 28,505 Views 20 Comments

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil
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Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil

Sep 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,218 Views 56 Comments

New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.

Who exactly is Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and what happens next?
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Who exactly is Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and what happens next?

Sep 27th 2020, 7:57 AM 47,302 Views 61 Comments

At the age of 48, she would be the youngest justice on the current court if confirmed.

Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?
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Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:49 PM 39,156 Views 59 Comments

Many are angry that TDs and senators will see a pay rise next week.

We're at Level Two of the new Covid plan. Here's why we want to get to One (and avoid Five at all costs)
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We're at Level Two of the new Covid plan. Here's why we want to get to One (and avoid Five at all costs)

Sep 15th 2020, 2:43 PM 53,895 Views 46 Comments

The government unveiled its new framework for living with Covid-19 over the next six to nine months today.

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?
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Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?

Sep 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 27,845 Views 49 Comments

EU-UK trade talks are set to start up again tomorrow.

How does Ireland's approach to reopening pubs compare to other countries?
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How does Ireland's approach to reopening pubs compare to other countries?

Sep 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 51,421 Views 60 Comments

Ireland is the only country in Europe in which pubs that do not serve food are still fully closed.

State of the race: Here's why the electoral college map may be looking good for Joe Biden right now
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State of the race: Here's why the electoral college map may be looking good for Joe Biden right now

Aug 29th 2020, 9:30 AM 33,555 Views 76 Comments

Trump is on the defensive in the states that won him the presidency in 2016.

Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches
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Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches

Aug 27th 2020, 3:18 PM 15,446 Views 0 Comments

Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Explainer: What's the latest advice about Covid-19 symptoms and when should you seek a test?
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Explainer: What's the latest advice about Covid-19 symptoms and when should you seek a test?

Aug 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 57,304 Views 33 Comments

Hrere’s another look at Ireland’s testing system and how it works.

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it
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A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Aug 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,963 Views 26 Comments

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?
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What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,906 Views 11 Comments

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?
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Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?

Aug 12th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,651 Views 9 Comments

Ireland’s Department of Education said that it was “aware” of Scotland’s exam results being released.

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'
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Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Aug 11th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,367 Views 43 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

What impact will GAA shutdown have on Kildare, Laois and Offaly club schedules? From The42

What impact will GAA shutdown have on Kildare, Laois and Offaly club schedules?

Aug 10th 2020, 4:46 PM 5,611 Views 2 Comments

Action in the three counties was brought to a halt last Friday.

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
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Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,293 Views 5 Comments

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

Explainer: What was the argument on Dáil speaking time all about?
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Explainer: What was the argument on Dáil speaking time all about?

Jul 31st 2020, 3:23 PM 17,786 Views 37 Comments

Before last night, speaking rights were assigned equally during the first round of a debate after Dáil reform in 2016.

How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?
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How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?

Jul 28th 2020, 8:24 AM 38,398 Views 55 Comments

The aim is that if a student contracts the virus, then only their pod or classroom would have to be sent home to self-isolate.

What happens if a GAA club gets shut down mid-championship?
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What happens if a GAA club gets shut down mid-championship?

Updated Jul 25th 2020, 2:59 PM 32,383 Views 11 Comments

It’s up to each county board to decide how they handle such a scenario.

Explainer: What does the new 'green list' mean for foreign travel?
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Explainer: What does the new 'green list' mean for foreign travel?

Jul 22nd 2020, 1:56 PM 32,541 Views 65 Comments

It was a long time coming but there’s still plenty of debate out there.

The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine?
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The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine?

Jul 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 22,978 Views 17 Comments

We speak to one of the Oxford researchers working on a vaccine that has seen good results so far.

The 'green list': How other island-based nations have handled the re-opening of international travel
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The 'green list': How other island-based nations have handled the re-opening of international travel

Jul 21st 2020, 5:40 PM 43,356 Views 29 Comments

Some island nations are doing comparatively well in suppressing the virus.

Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission
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Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission

Jul 10th 2020, 1:33 PM 21,463 Views 57 Comments

The WHO has updated its scientific brief on transmission of the coronavirus.

Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?
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Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?

Jul 10th 2020, 11:49 AM 59,578 Views 67 Comments

Acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that the situation remains stable.

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

Jul 7th 2020, 2:04 PM 97,964 Views 149 Comments

The app launched late last night.

Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments
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Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments

Jul 4th 2020, 6:00 PM 137,976 Views 201 Comments

Claimants would not be able to claim for the duration of their holiday and two weeks afterwards.

Explainer: This is the current official advice on foreign travel
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Explainer: This is the current official advice on foreign travel

Jul 2nd 2020, 4:22 PM 41,913 Views 47 Comments

The government is advising people to avoid all unnecessary overseas travel.

Why has Leicester gone back into lockdown - and could the same thing happen in an Irish town?
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Why has Leicester gone back into lockdown - and could the same thing happen in an Irish town?

Jul 1st 2020, 6:05 AM 30,271 Views 21 Comments

Leicester has had one in ten of all confirmed cases of Covid-19 in England in the past week.

Explainer: What's the current advice about taking holidays abroad and how would 'air bridges' work?
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Explainer: What's the current advice about taking holidays abroad and how would 'air bridges' work?

Jun 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 28,811 Views 32 Comments

Ireland is looking at creating travel corridors with other countries in Europe with similarly low levels of Covid-19, but there’s no certainty as of yet.

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?
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Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?

Jun 25th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,669 Views 29 Comments

Ireland could be facing into a second election if the programme fails to pass through any of the three parties.