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New Zealand welcomes back international tourists as Covid rules are eased
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New Zealand welcomes back international tourists as Covid rules are eased

May 2nd 2022, 8:54 AM 18,844 Views 5 Comments

The country imposed some of the toughest border restrictions in early 2020.

Shutdowns spread in China as Covid infections rise
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Shutdowns spread in China as Covid infections rise

Apr 15th 2022, 8:51 AM 28,688 Views 17 Comments

The government reported 29,411 new cases yesterday.

Shanghai to start easing lockdown after mass Covid testing
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Shanghai to start easing lockdown after mass Covid testing

Apr 9th 2022, 12:33 PM 8,848 Views 4 Comments

Large swathes of the city, with a population of 26 million, have been under lockdown since March 28.

New Zealand announces end of Covid-19 mandates
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New Zealand announces end of Covid-19 mandates

Mar 23rd 2022, 7:02 AM 17,166 Views 7 Comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement today.

Tánaiste rules out bringing back Covid restrictions
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Tánaiste rules out bringing back Covid restrictions

Mar 20th 2022, 6:01 PM 58,526 Views 36 Comments

There are currently around 1,100 people in hospital with Covid, with some 50 people in ICU.

‘Milestone’ day as most Covid-19 restrictions lifted today, including mask-wearing
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‘Milestone’ day as most Covid-19 restrictions lifted today, including mask-wearing

Feb 28th 2022, 7:11 AM 52,248 Views 62 Comments

People will still be advised to wear masks on public transport and in healthcare settings.

Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday
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Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 7:57 PM 76,965 Views 69 Comments

Updated guidance will be issued for early learning and childcare providers on preventing the spread of infection.

Germany announces end to most Covid restrictions on March 20
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Germany announces end to most Covid restrictions on March 20

Feb 16th 2022, 10:39 PM 20,324 Views 9 Comments

The decision coincided with moves by neighbouring Austria and Switzerland.

Canadian judge orders an end to lorry blockade at border bridge
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Canadian judge orders an end to lorry blockade at border bridge

Updated Feb 11th 2022, 10:32 PM 23,149 Views 77 Comments

The stand-off has entered its fifth day.

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues
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O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues

Feb 10th 2022, 5:39 PM 10,912 Views 3 Comments

The North’s Health Minister sought guidance following the resignation of first minister Paul Givan last week.

Boris Johnson signals end to self-isolation rules in England as part of ‘living with Covid’
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Boris Johnson signals end to self-isolation rules in England as part of ‘living with Covid’

Feb 9th 2022, 5:35 PM 19,385 Views 12 Comments

He said the legal requirement to self-isolate for positive cases of Covid-19 is expected to end later this month.

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says
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Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says

Feb 3rd 2022, 5:18 PM 22,673 Views 13 Comments

This comes as a growing number of European nations lift almost all Covid-19 restrictions.

Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all Covid restrictions despite record case numbers
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Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all Covid restrictions despite record case numbers

Feb 1st 2022, 1:10 PM 21,584 Views 30 Comments

The country’s health authority “recommends” that those who test positive for the virus should isolate for four days.

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?
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Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?

Jan 28th 2022, 9:00 PM 35,621 Views 9 Comments

Well, about that…

New report of birthday party held indoors for Boris Johnson during first Covid-19 lockdown
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New report of birthday party held indoors for Boris Johnson during first Covid-19 lockdown

Jan 24th 2022, 7:27 PM 25,753 Views 16 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing fresh allegations of breaking coronavirus rules.

New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules
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New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:46 AM 60,980 Views 84 Comments

Jacinda Ardern had been planning to get married next weekend but the celebration has been postponed.

Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality
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Spirits high as Ireland takes big step back to normality

Jan 22nd 2022, 6:50 PM 44,053 Views 65 Comments

The majority of Covid-19 restrictions lifted at 6am on Saturday.

Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?
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Poll: As restrictions ease, what are you looking forward to most?

Jan 22nd 2022, 10:30 AM 59,951 Views 67 Comments

The vast majority of Covid measures lifted at 6am today.

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?
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Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 9:22 PM 59,674 Views 53 Comments

Most measures will be lifted tomorrow. Experts say there are good reasons for this.

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
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Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 5:11 PM 15,060 Views 8 Comments

They include ending the legal requirement for Covid certification to enter some hospitality venues and the reopening of nightclubs.

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
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Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead

Updated Jan 19th 2022, 12:37 PM 46,992 Views 54 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.

No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral
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No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral

Updated Jan 14th 2022, 1:02 PM 51,240 Views 81 Comments

Reports suggest senior official Sue Gray could censure PM following inquiry.

IRFU in contact with government on crowd restrictions ahead of Six Nations
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IRFU in contact with government on crowd restrictions ahead of Six Nations

Jan 5th 2022, 3:12 PM 17,196 Views 14 Comments

The union is hoping to see the 5,000 limit lifted in time for the clash with Wales next month.

Playing Six Nations in one country a better option than cancelling tournament, says Rob Baxter
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Playing Six Nations in one country a better option than cancelling tournament, says Rob Baxter

Jan 5th 2022, 2:43 PM 6,952 Views 5 Comments

The Exeter director of rugby believes it is important that the national bodies explore ways to still bring in revenue from this year’s competition.

EPCR hoping Champions Cup games can proceed as planned this month
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EPCR hoping Champions Cup games can proceed as planned this month

Jan 4th 2022, 2:49 PM 4,627 Views 3 Comments

Work is underway to ensure travel exemptions will apply for participating clubs.

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus
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WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 9:42 PM 53,543 Views 33 Comments

To hold back the tide, European nations brought back curbs with painful economic and social consequences.

No plans for more restrictions this week, but Martin can't rule out discussions after Christmas
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No plans for more restrictions this week, but Martin can't rule out discussions after Christmas

Updated Dec 22nd 2021, 11:40 AM 51,317 Views 70 Comments
  • The Taoiseach's comments come as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rules out any further restrictions for Christmas.
  • President Higgins has this morning signed into law a bill extending the Government's Covid-19 emergency powers into the new year.
  • Stormont ministers are due to meet today to discuss fresh restrictions for Northern Ireland.
  • Meanwhile, finance minister Paschal Donohoe said he has "the ability" to extend some business supports until April if needed.
Old Firm derby will be limited to 500 fans following Scottish government's announcement
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Old Firm derby will be limited to 500 fans following Scottish government's announcement

Dec 21st 2021, 4:01 PM 5,997 Views 4 Comments

Restrictions are being introduced on sports events in Scotland from St Stephen’s Day.

As new restrictions come into force here, how are other European countries tackling Omicron?
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As new restrictions come into force here, how are other European countries tackling Omicron?

Dec 20th 2021, 12:25 PM 33,008 Views 26 Comments

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned that Omicron could be the dominant Covid-19 variant in Europe by mid-January.

Hospitality sector express anger and disappointment at 'closure in camouflage' 8pm curfew
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Hospitality sector express anger and disappointment at 'closure in camouflage' 8pm curfew

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 7:39 PM 33,506 Views 63 Comments

The restrictions are set to be in place until 30 January.

Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions
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Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 7:00 PM 154,646 Views 313 Comments
  • Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm from Monday until 30 January
  • The number of people attending sporting and live events will be capped at 50% capacity
  • A maximum of 100 people can attend wedding receptions, which must end at midnight
Maximum of 5,000 people allowed at live sporting events under new Covid restrictions
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Maximum of 5,000 people allowed at live sporting events under new Covid restrictions

Dec 17th 2021, 6:28 PM 23,874 Views 51 Comments

Munster have confirmed that tickets sold on general sale for their St Stephen’s Day game against Leinster will now be declared void.

Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday
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Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday

Dec 17th 2021, 6:22 PM 27,446 Views 29 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

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As it happened: This evening's developments as Cabinet signed off on harsh new Covid measures

  • NPHET recommended that pubs and restaurants be shut from 5pm.
  • Numerous government TDs and senators expressed anger at the recommendation.
  • The Taoiseach announced new restrictions, including an 8pm closing time, in an address to the nation.
NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening
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NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,898 Views 46 Comments

The meeting this evening takes place prior to NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised
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Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 10:15 AM 31,606 Views 102 Comments

Adam Hallissey argues that young people have paid the heaviest price in the pandemic.

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant
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New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant

Dec 8th 2021, 6:36 PM 38,262 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson said it’s clear the new strain is ‘growing much faster’ than Delta.

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today
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New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today

Dec 7th 2021, 7:44 AM 40,048 Views 71 Comments

A number of restrictions announced last week are in place from now until 9 January.

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
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Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 6:58 PM 29,165 Views 29 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.
New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
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New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 46,660 Views 101 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

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