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Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?
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Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?

Sep 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,244 Views 83 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone have been drawn back into controversy this week.
  • Developments included deleted and revealed texts, FOI requests and an Oireachtas committee.
  • Orla Dwyer takes a look back at what happened in late July and what the situation is now.
Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
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Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers

Aug 27th 2021, 6:24 PM 13,230 Views 20 Comments

The Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee met today to discuss the next steps in the easing of restrictions.

Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication
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Events and hospitality reps welcome new guidelines, but question Government communication

Aug 6th 2021, 5:36 PM 13,589 Views 21 Comments

“We were told that there would be no further restrictions lifted until September.”

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
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Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

Aug 4th 2021, 7:25 AM 31,138 Views 83 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error
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Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 10:29 PM 61,445 Views 64 Comments

The initial URL of the website spelled certificate incorrectly.

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 Jul 21st 2021, 6:24 PM 87,081 Views 200 Comments

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

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'
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# ANTIGEN TESTING

Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'

Jul 1st 2021, 2:28 PM 9,010 Views 12 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said earlier this month that antigen testing is “just not as good as PCR”.

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice
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Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 9:21 PM 71,423 Views 146 Comments

NPHET issued advice to government yesterday.

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect
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Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 9:55 PM 91,281 Views 74 Comments
  • Fully vaccinated people travelling from Great Britain will still need to self-quarantine for at least five days.
  • There are no self-quarantine requirements for those travelling from the North - unless a passenger is travelling from Britain via Northern Ireland.
  • In the week up to Monday, there were 2,270 new cases of Covid-19 - a drop of 21% on the previous week.
The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
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The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 14,204 Views 62 Comments

Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July
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# New Rules

NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July

Updated May 27th 2021, 11:01 PM 78,286 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."
Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land
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Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land

May 26th 2021, 9:32 PM 37,947 Views 63 Comments

A People Before Profit amendment to Sinn Fein’s motion was defeated.

Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality
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Brendan Ogle: It's time to stop gaslighting the public over income inequality

May 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 37,011 Views 38 Comments

The trade unionist takes issue with how household income is quantified and discussed in the public domain.

Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply
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Cabinet approves Affordable Housing Bill aimed at boosting supply

Updated May 4th 2021, 11:07 PM 51,378 Views 111 Comments

Aspects of the bill, including its shared equity scheme for first-time buyers, have been criticised.

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight
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# Level 3 Plus

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight

Apr 29th 2021, 8:27 PM 70,807 Views 59 Comments
  • The government agreed to ease a number of Covid-19 restrictions on a phased basis from next month.
  • Inter-county travel, more outdoor meetings and increased numbers at funerals and wedding services from 10 May.
  • The Taoiseach said: "Hope is returning."
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LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak
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Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak

Apr 18th 2021, 12:08 PM 17,318 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson said Leo Varadkar made a full statement to gardaí and “answered all questions”.

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date
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Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date

Apr 1st 2021, 12:58 PM 7,132 Views 23 Comments

Members of the Dublin squad were reported to have gathered for a training session at the Innisfails GAA club.

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model
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Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:37 PM 80,553 Views 132 Comments

The overhaul of the vaccine categories follows recommendations from NIAC.

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing
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Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing

Mar 30th 2021, 6:46 PM 24,909 Views 46 Comments

This measure takes effect immediately.

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April
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# Return To Play

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 6:31 PM 19,972 Views 53 Comments

The Government announced the latest on the easing of restrictions this evening.

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations
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'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 11:42 PM 58,567 Views 66 Comments

The meeting took place this evening and a full Cabinet meeting will take place tomorrow.

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'
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# Zero Covid

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'

Mar 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 24,979 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar was talking about the Zero Covid strategy and mandatory hotel quarantine.

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?
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The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?

Feb 25th 2021, 7:50 AM 29,518 Views 64 Comments

We take a look for this week’s podcast episode.

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season
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# Return To Play

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season

Feb 23rd 2021, 9:58 PM 29,392 Views 9 Comments

Inter-county training is unlikely to resume until after 5 April.

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
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# Living With Covid

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 148,307 Views 331 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April
Majority of Italians signal support as 'Super' Mario Draghi sworn in as new prime minister
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# Top Job

Majority of Italians signal support as 'Super' Mario Draghi sworn in as new prime minister

Feb 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 9,176 Views 6 Comments

The veteran politician formerly held the top job at the European Central Bank.

Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government
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Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government

Feb 12th 2021, 8:06 PM 8,561 Views 5 Comments

Draghi has also submitted the names of his Cabinet members to President Sergio Mattarella, who has the job of naming them.

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says
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# Level 5

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 6:16 PM 58,913 Views 76 Comments

Micheál Martin announced the extended measures this afternoon.

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
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Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 9:45 PM 102,770 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?
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Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?

Jan 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 58,503 Views 0 Comments

This week, Health Mininister Stephen Donnelly denied the government had gone against public health advice.

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
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# Every Contact Counts

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas

Dec 14th 2020, 5:57 PM 13,979 Views 17 Comments

Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.

Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?
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# Student Nurses

Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?

Dec 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,854 Views 40 Comments

The government last week voted against a motion to pay student nurses on placement.

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow
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Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 10:05 PM 422,824 Views 543 Comments

The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday
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# New Measures

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 9:09 PM 182,616 Views 194 Comments

NPHET had recommended that the country enter Level 5 – the highest level of restrictions.

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns
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'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns

Oct 5th 2020, 5:13 PM 51,163 Views 75 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey believes case numbers will continue to rise if the Government rejects NPHET’s advice.

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
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# Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

Oct 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,114 Views 49 Comments

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'
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# Employer Liability

Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'

Sep 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,411 Views 18 Comments

The Department of Business expressed concern about the liability for the State and businesses.

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference
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# Working From Home

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference

Sep 25th 2020, 5:25 PM 168,900 Views 44 Comments

Juan Emilio Ameri said he did not think he was connected to the internet at that particular moment.

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

Sep 17th 2020, 9:13 AM 41,400 Views 124 Comments

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

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