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From TheJournal.ie NPHET concerns throw plans to reopen bars next week into doubt Covid-19

NPHET concerns throw plans to reopen bars next week into doubt

Under Phase Four, all pubs, bars, hotel bars and casinos are permitted to reopen.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme will be 'up and running' by the autumn Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste says €2 billion Credit Guarantee Scheme will be 'up and running' by the autumn

The scheme to help businesses hit by Covid-19 was delayed until a new government was formed.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste Leo Varadkar 'doesn't fully trust' the banks not to try to profit during Covid-19 crisis July Stimulus

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar 'doesn't fully trust' the banks not to try to profit during Covid-19 crisis

Varadkar also said that he doesn’t fully trust the banks not to profiteer amid the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home? WFH

'Harder to switch off' or 'a massive relief': Four months on, how is the daily grind going for those working from home?

There was a large and sudden move towards remote working from the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government Green Shoots

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

From TheJournal.ie No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July Down To Business

No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July

There could be four or five day Dáil weeks on the cards for some politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July Air Bridges

Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July

The ‘green list’ is expected to be published on 20 July.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds

Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief New Job

Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief

Treatment of businesses by insurance companies is “appalling”, Dáil told.

From TheJournal.ie 'The idea is to just to try and keep the head above water': The Dublin tourist businesses still in suspended animation Phase Three

'The idea is to just to try and keep the head above water': The Dublin tourist businesses still in suspended animation

Tour operators are facing down the barrel of a lost summer.

From TheJournal.ie In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers New Lineup

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers

The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin 'not aware' recently reinstated councillor would be nominated for mayor Paddy Holohan

Sinn Féin 'not aware' recently reinstated councillor would be nominated for mayor

The party reinstated Paddy Holohan following a five-month suspension.

From TheJournal.ie School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms Regina Doherty

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

From TheJournal.ie Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport Cover Up

Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport

It follows weeks of criticism that not enough people were wearing face coverings while on public transport.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Taoiseach gives the green light for Phase Three of re-opening to go ahead from Monday Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Taoiseach gives the green light for Phase Three of re-opening to go ahead from Monday

The announcement was made at Dublin Castle this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe puts name forward for top EU job Eurogroup

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe puts name forward for top EU job

Donohoe said it would be a “tremendous honour” to lead the Eurogroup through the challenges ahead.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world? INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation Occupied Territories Bill

'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation

The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate Law

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

From TheJournal.ie If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again Government Formation

If government deal falls, FF would look to Independents and smaller parties, as the Sinn Féin question is asked again

Postal votes on the programme for government will be counted on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks' Government Formation

If PfG is rejected, Micheál Martin says 'there is no Plan B' while Mary Lou McDonald says 'there will have to be talks'

Members of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party are currently voting on a proposed programme for government.

From TheJournal.ie A mix of pragmatism and idealism: What Ireland aims to achieve with its UN Security Council seat Explainer

A mix of pragmatism and idealism: What Ireland aims to achieve with its UN Security Council seat

On Wednesday evening, it was announced that Ireland had won a two-year stint on the UN Security Council.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar quoted Mean Girls in his latest Government Buildings speech That Is So Fetch

Leo Varadkar quoted Mean Girls in his latest Government Buildings speech

We’ve previously had Seámus Heaney, Dermot Kennedy, Lord of The Rings and even The Terminator.

From TheJournal.ie All sports, including close-contact sports, can resume from 29 June Phase Three

All sports, including close-contact sports, can resume from 29 June

“This includes team leagues for adults and children,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Pubs, churches and cafes: Looking ahead to what to expect in Phase Three Leaving Lockdown

Pubs, churches and cafes: Looking ahead to what to expect in Phase Three

As Ireland continues to re-open, the exact nature of Phase Three and Phase Four is being planned.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support Majority Government

Leo Varadkar seeks to woo Independents in order to bolster government support

The coalition between FG-FF and the Greens brings government support to 84. But Leo Varadkar says he wants to go further.

From TheJournal.ie Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach Easing Lockdown

Outdoor gatherings of up to 5,000 people could take place from September, says Taoiseach

Cinemas could reopen in August, said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government Rotating Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar says he's happy enough Micheál Martin will get first go as Taoiseach in new government

Varadkar will take on the role of either Minister for Enterprise, Finance or Foreign Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings Cover Up

Government launches campaign to encourage use of face coverings

Health Minister Simon Harris said people will need to get into the habit of bringing a face covering out with them like they do with their phone or keys.

From TheJournal.ie No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume Government Formation

No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume

It is expected a deal will be signed off.

From TheJournal.ie More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over NEW LEADER

More than twice as many people want Varadkar to stay as Taoiseach than for Martin to take over

That’s according to a new opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

From TheJournal.ie After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided The Top Table

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided

Ireland is facing a “very competitive” field as it vies with Canada and Norway for a seat on the UN Security Council this Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend Government Formation

Talks down to the wire as teams push to agree programme for government this weekend

Negotiators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party are set to continue their talks into the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 24 hours that changed everything: An oral history Coronavirus

24 hours that changed everything: An oral history

People across Ireland – including key decision-makers – tell the story of Thursday 12 March 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Making face coverings a condition of using public transport 'is under consideration' Covid-19

Making face coverings a condition of using public transport 'is under consideration'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he would not like to see fines for those not wearing one.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach Holidays

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not going to the Supreme Court to make a coronavirus vaccine mandatory Debunked

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not going to the Supreme Court to make a coronavirus vaccine mandatory

Claims made in a Facebook post are confirmed to be false by Department of An Taoiseach

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse Dáil

Taoiseach favours setting targets to make the health service, schools and the civil service more diverse

The Taoiseach says the civil service is currently ‘very white’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil Public Places

'Two or three glasses is not against the law': It's not illegal to drink in public places, Taoiseach tells Dáil

However, bye-laws prohibit the activity in many parts of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland on course to fully re-open by mid-July, says Taoiseach EASING THE LOCKDOWN

Ireland on course to fully re-open by mid-July, says Taoiseach

‘We do not need to return to a national lockdown again,’ Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today.

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