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From TheJournal.ie Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says Coronavirus

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says

Dublin has seen a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

From The42 Any attendance at Leinster game likely to be made up of players and their families Guidelines

Any attendance at Leinster game likely to be made up of players and their families

The government’s new ‘Living with Covid’ document allows for up to up to 200 spectators.

From TheJournal.ie Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says Government

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin' Coronavirus

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers Redundancy

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers

The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.

From TheJournal.ie Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible' Vintner Is Coming

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'

Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal Seamus Woulfe

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal

Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Two-thirds of pubs still closed outside Dublin say they'll go out of business by January if current conditions persist Vintners

Two-thirds of pubs still closed outside Dublin say they'll go out of business by January if current conditions persist

So-called wet pubs don’t expect to be permitted to re-open any time soon.

From TheJournal.ie 'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership Micheál Martin

'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership

Government has spent the summer planning for the reopening of schools next Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie 'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event Liveline

'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event

RTÉ’s Liveline received calls from members of the public expressing anger and disappointment over the event.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin removes party whip from three Fianna Fáil senators who attended golf event Golf Society

Micheál Martin removes party whip from three Fianna Fáil senators who attended golf event

The party whip has been removed from senators Paul Daly, Aidan Davitt and Niall Blaney.

From TheJournal.ie The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion Beirut Explosion

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion

The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.

From The42 Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed Off

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed

The First Minister said Dons players ‘blatantly broke’ coronavirus protocols when they spent Saturday night in a bar.

From The42 FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting Statement

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting

The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?

The Taoiseach said yesterday he had “enormous sympathy” for the plight of publicans.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures Green List

Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures

Ryanair is taking the action aimed at setting aside the so-called green list published by government.

From TheJournal.ie Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says

Barry Cowen was sacked from his role as Minister for Agriculture by Martin last week.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the new government is doing a good job so far? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub Fianna Fáil

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

From TheJournal.ie Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time Covid-19

Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time

Restrictions on indoor gatherings to 50 and outdoors to 200 will also remain until August 10.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff Money To Burn

Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff

Labour’s Alan Kelly questioned why the foreign affairs minister is getting a security package at a cost of €200,000.

From The42 Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events Rules

Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events

Manchester City are due to host Real Madrid in the Champions League in August.

From TheJournal.ie How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider Podcast

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider

Is it a seamless process or can there be bumps in the road? We ask former government press secretary Feargal Purcell as the new government gets settled in.

From TheJournal.ie From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition War Is Over

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach Government

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?

The draft programme for government was agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party on Monday.

From The42 GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement Fast Track

GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement

A review of the GAA’s plans will take place over the weekend.

From The42 Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport Support

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport

The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU will collectively receive up to €40million.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power Opposition

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power

It comes as Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Eamon Ryan signed an agreement to form a coalition.

From TheJournal.ie Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022 Government Formation

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022

Micheál Martin will be Taoiseach for the first two years of the next government, before Leo Varadkar takes the top job again.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government Government Formation

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

From The42 Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers Open Letter

Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers

The Manchester United and England striker has written an emotional open letter to MPs calling for free meals to continue through the summer holidays.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers Coronavirus

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis?

Ireland is due to move into Phase 2 of easing restrictions in the second week of June.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation? Podcast

The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation?

Yep, we still don’t have a government yet… we take a look at what’s going on.

From TheJournal.ie 'The less decisive the government is, the less sure we are': Irish in England react to change in restrictions Coronavirus

'The less decisive the government is, the less sure we are': Irish in England react to change in restrictions

We spoke to men and women in the wake of the latest change in restrictions for the country.

From The42 Premier League receives go-ahead for imminent return Future Plans

Premier League receives go-ahead for imminent return

The British Government’s road map for exiting the lockdown imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus was published on Monday afternoon.

From The42 World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine Behind Closed Doors

World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine

Full-contact training will also present a major challenge for rugby teams.

From TheJournal.ie Support for Fine Gael increases to 35% while Fianna Fáil is down four points, latest poll shows Opinion Poll
From The42 Projected July return date for soccer and GAA Future Plans

Projected July return date for soccer and GAA

18 May, meanwhile, is when things will start to get back to normal.

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