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Gardaí asked several premises to close temporarily for 'public safety' after All-Ireland final
40,000 people were allowed to attend the hurling final yesterday afternoon.
NMH able to ease maternity restrictions as 'huge amount of development' done in recent years
That’s according to Peter Boylan, former master of the National Maternity Hospital.
Some Australian athletes are facing 28 days' quarantine after return from Tokyo Olympics
‘While other countries are celebrating the return of their athletes, we are subjecting ours to the most cruel and uncaring treatment.’
Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’
Government officials and representatives from the hospitality industry had a “robust and engaging conversation”.
Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says
Minister Eamon Ryan said the return to offices will be “done on a staged basis”.
August wedding guest increase at risk as Ireland is 'without a doubt' in fourth wave
Leo Varadkar said the limit for receptions “might change to 100″, but he would not advise people to “plan on that basis”.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a final decision would be made next week on wedding numbers
The context for the decision is the 'challenging' increase in Covid-19 infections
Leo Varadkar says cases may peak at 3,000-4,000 per day in the coming weeks but ICU admissions may peak at a 'manageable' 40-50
Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 rises above 100 for first time since May
Nightclubs reopen their doors as last remaining Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England
Legal mandates covering the wearing of masks and working from home have been scrapped.
Disappointing news for Galway Festival as 1,000 spectators permitted to attend each day
Organisers had hoped to allow 5,000 fans through the turnstiles daily.
Scotland to move to lowest level of Covid restrictions on Monday
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told a virtual session of the Scottish Parliament that the country could move to Level 0 of restrictions.
Doctors’ leaders slam Johnson’s ‘irresponsible’ easing of England's Covid restrictions
The British Medical Association said the move could have ‘potentially devastating consequences’.
'I didn't want to do this alone': Your stories about pandemic maternity restrictions
Here’s what the maternity restrictions meant for readers.
The Journal asked people to share stories about the impact of pandemic maternity restrictions.
These restrictions resulted in pregnant women going through parts of labour and certain scans alone, Orla Dwyer reports.
More than 120 people got in contact and 67 of their stories are included in today's piece.
Maternity partner restrictions raised again in Dáil as Taoiseach told all units compliant
Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
Experts criticise ‘unethical' plan to lift Covid rules in England at 'most dangerous period of the pandemic'
A range of coronavirus restrictions are due to be eased in England, possibly as soon as 19 July.
'Reckless': Warnings issued over Johnson’s plan to scrap nearly all Covid restrictions
Labour leader Keir Starmer said it was a “reckless” move when the infection rate was still going up.
Have you been impacted by pandemic maternity restrictions? We want to hear your story
We want to get a wider sense of how Covid-19 maternity restrictions have impacted people. Tell us your story.
England primed to ‘return to normality’ on 19 July with restrictions rolled back
According to The Sunday Times, mask wearing will become voluntary in all settings.
FactCheck: Is Ireland one of the only countries in Europe without indoor dining?
The claim was first made last Friday. The Journal FactCheck finds it to be true.
Taoiseach confirms delay to reopening of indoor hospitality
The reopening of indoor hospitality has been pushed back following advice from NPHET.
Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas
The number of departures from April to May increased by a third.
'It's soul-destroying': Last minute decision on indoor dining leaves hospitality on tenterhooks
From wasted food to cancelled bookings, an extension of restrictions could mean large losses for pubs and restaurants.
South Africa bans alcohol sales to fight country's latest Covid-19 surge
President Ramaphosa banned gatherings, alcohol sales and sit-down meals in the move.
Poll: Should the reopening of indoor services in pubs and restaurants be delayed beyond 5 July?
NPHET will next week issue advice to government on the planned 5 July reopening measures.
If NPHET recommend easing slowdown, the government will find it impossible to reject the advice
Some government sources have said the Taoiseach is being “over cautious”.
One-third of nation feels nervous about being able to meet up with people indoors again
That’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.
Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July
MPs voted 461 to 60 to approve regulations delaying the easing of the measures.
Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.
'It's been emotional': Publicans welcome customers back for outdoor service
The sun was shining as some opened their doors for the first time in 15 months.
'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions
Activists want partners to be permitted in maternity units for all stages of labour.
Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
After November the powers can be rolled over for a further three months, but will not go beyond next February.
Indoor dining, weddings, pilot live events - the latest Covid re-opening plans revealed
Here’s how the day played out.
Pilot music and sport events to be allowed host spectators in June
Spectators will be allowed to attend some matches next month, while an outdoor music festival is set for the Phoenix Park.
NPHET recommends indoor dining and international travel to resume in July
The public health experts also recommended allowing up to 5,000 spectators in large outdoor stadiums from 2 August.
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."
Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
Varadkar confirms pub and restaurant rules around time limits will be reviewed in a 'few weeks'
Germans return to pools and beer gardens as Covid-19 curbs ease across country
Germany has been in some form of virus shutdown since November.
Northern Ireland: Stormont gives green light for indoor dining to resume from Monday
All tourism accommodation will also be able to reopen on 24 May.
'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.
All construction work can recommence today as more Covid-19 restrictions ease
Workers who work outdoors, such as window cleaners, are also permitted to return to work today.
GAA seeking clarity from government on inter-county challenge games
It also remains unclear when inter-county U20 and minor squads can return to training.
At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight
These are all the key dates you need to know.
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."
Guests at wedding ceremonies to increase to 50 on 10 May - but only six allowed at reception if indoors
'A degree of normality is returning': Here's when restrictions are set to be lifted heading into the summer
Workers 'unlikely to return to offices until September' says Tánaiste
Offices have been largely closed under public health advice since the onset of the pandemic.
Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May
Cabinet agreed a range of measures this afternoon.
Hairdressers and inter-county travel due to reopen on 10 May, while beer gardens and outdoor dining set for 7 June
Government likely to scrap €9 rule as minister says outdoors makes it safe 'not whether you eat chicken nuggets'
Fully vaccinated people allowed meet indoors with one unvaccinated household from 10 May
The government this evening announced the easing of a number of Covid-19 restrictions in May and June.