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Friday 30 July, 2021

Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November

Fri 12:38 PM 52,138 Views 77 Comments

People Before Profit said the government should support their Bill that will see three extra bank holidays established.

Thursday 29 July, 2021

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank

Thu 6:30 AM 19,144 Views 5 Comments

The biobank will allow researchers to have access to the virus samples that are collected.

Tuesday 27 July, 2021

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant
# Arklow
# Arklow

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant

Tue 8:10 PM 13,532 Views 20 Comments

The waste water treatment plant will be completed in 2025.

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression
# New Job
# New Job

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression

Jul 27th 2021, 4:17 PM 39,621 Views 88 Comments

Zappone will be assisting Minister Simon Coveney with United Nations business.

Monday 26 July, 2021

Boy missing from Offaly found safe and well
# Found
# Found

Boy missing from Offaly found safe and well

Updated Jul 26th 2021, 10:25 AM 66,576 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance.

Sunday 25 July, 2021

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned
# Back To School
# Back To School

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned

Jul 25th 2021, 3:33 PM 34,818 Views 39 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said the return of children to the classroom for the new school term is a priority.

Over one million people in Northern Ireland are now fully vaccinated
# Two Doses
# Two Doses

Over one million people in Northern Ireland are now fully vaccinated

Jul 25th 2021, 2:59 PM 13,504 Views 21 Comments

70% of the adult population in Northern Ireland have received both doses.

Poll: Will you be sad to see the warm weather go?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be sad to see the warm weather go?

Jul 25th 2021, 11:20 AM 73,094 Views 73 Comments

It was fun while it lasted…

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Regulations to put indoor dining reopening on a legal footing to be published today

Jul 25th 2021, 10:42 AM 22,755 Views 98 Comments

Failte Ireland’s guidelines for pubs and restaurants were published yesterday.

Today will mark the last of the warmer weather, with temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

Today will mark the last of the warmer weather, with temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees

Jul 25th 2021, 8:50 AM 35,524 Views 37 Comments

Overnight temperatures will be a more comfortable 12 to 15 degrees.

Cyclist dies in road accident in Cork
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Cyclist dies in road accident in Cork

Jul 25th 2021, 7:47 AM 55,794 Views 3 Comments

The male cyclist in his 40s received treatment at the scene.

Saturday 24 July, 2021

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight

Jul 24th 2021, 11:24 AM 50,393 Views 80 Comments

The Garda vehicle was struck but no gardaí were injured.

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?

Jul 24th 2021, 10:51 AM 62,913 Views 187 Comments

Indoor hospitality will reopen on Monday.

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today

Jul 24th 2021, 10:07 AM 28,527 Views 31 Comments

Met Eireann says cooler and unsettled weather is expected for the week ahead

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm

Jul 24th 2021, 7:42 AM 42,312 Views 87 Comments

Indoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants is to reopen from next Monday.

Friday 23 July, 2021

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'
# Delta Wave
# Delta Wave

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'

Jul 23rd 2021, 2:25 PM 21,410 Views 58 Comments

The link between case numbers and hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths has been “significantly weakened”, he said.

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste
# Pubs And Restaurants
# Pubs And Restaurants

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste

Jul 23rd 2021, 1:46 PM 8,845 Views 11 Comments

A meeting involving the hospitality industry and government officials is taking place today.

Thursday 22 July, 2021

Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline
# Going Abroad
# Going Abroad

Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 4:58 PM 26,017 Views 65 Comments

The Tánaiste also said 17,000 certs have been reissued after an “error” with the fada in peoples’ names.

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August
# Down Tools
# Down Tools

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August

Jul 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 11,726 Views 19 Comments

The new housing plan was expected to go to Cabinet next week.

Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain
# Fully Vaccinated
# Fully Vaccinated

Time limits on indoor dining set to be scrapped, but 11.30pm closing time to remain

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 7:50 PM 53,076 Views 70 Comments
  • Cabinet will meet tomorrow with 26 July still the target date for full reopening.
  • CO2 monitors will be used in restaurants.
  • Unvaccinated children can accompany adults as long as their table is 2m away from others
Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues

Jul 20th 2021, 6:36 PM 17,208 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said the UK Government’s statements on the NI Protocol, to be made at Westminster tomorrow, would be carefully considered.

Monday 19 July, 2021

Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected
# Pubs
# Pubs

Cabinet meets on Wednesday with final sign off on indoor dining reopening expected

Jul 19th 2021, 5:12 PM 14,299 Views 26 Comments

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said Ireland is the last country in Europe to reopen indoor dining.

Friday 16 July, 2021

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law
# Rent Increase
# Rent Increase

Landlords can no longer hit tenants with 4% rent hike from today, but SF criticises delay in law

Jul 16th 2021, 1:52 PM 34,769 Views 30 Comments

The Bill was signed by the president last week but the regulation only commences from today.

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
# Dublin Visit
# Dublin Visit

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,524 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

Thursday 15 July, 2021

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Government aims to reopen indoor hospitality on 26 July

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 4:34 PM 33,872 Views 95 Comments

‘There is a need for personal responsibility, we need to trust people as well,’ said Micheál Martin.

115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

115 homes in Kildare development at centre of controversy now won't be sold to cuckoo fund

Jul 15th 2021, 12:06 PM 31,422 Views 17 Comments

There was outrage when it emerged owner occupiers would be locked out of buying homes in the Maynooth estate.

Wednesday 14 July, 2021

The Government says it will spend around €80.1 billion in 2022
# Summer Economic Statement
# Summer Economic Statement

The Government says it will spend around €80.1 billion in 2022

Jul 14th 2021, 8:07 PM 15,637 Views 23 Comments

The Summer Economic Statement (SES) published this afternoon, tees up the Budget in October.

Government accused of signing away fishing rights at Rockall, Taoiseach says claim is 'absolute rubbish'
# Rock On Rockall
# Rock On Rockall

Government accused of signing away fishing rights at Rockall, Taoiseach says claim is 'absolute rubbish'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:33 PM 24,916 Views 39 Comments

Ownership of the island and the fishing rights in the waters surrounding it has been a hot topic over the last couple of years.

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Angry Dáil exchanges over housing ahead of Cabinet meeting on Summer Economic Statement

Jul 14th 2021, 1:40 PM 15,672 Views 44 Comments

A row between government ministers took place over the housing spend in the statement this week.

Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

Former ministers that breach 'cooling off period' rules could face fines under proposed reforms

Jul 13th 2021, 8:50 PM 12,585 Views 10 Comments

Proposals to tighten laws on lobbying activity were approved by Cabinet today.

Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

Since the end of March, only one fully vaccinated person has been in ICU with Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 7:53 PM 39,416 Views 25 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said the vast majority of those in ICU didn’t have any vaccine protection.

Children under 12 won't need a PCR test when entering the State from next week
# International Travel
# International Travel

Children under 12 won't need a PCR test when entering the State from next week

Jul 13th 2021, 7:11 PM 30,383 Views 18 Comments

Cabinet approved the change today to bring Ireland in line with other EU countries.

Monday 12 July, 2021

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Micheál Martin brushes off suggestion he won't take over as Tánaiste under 'rotating Taoiseach' deal

Jul 12th 2021, 5:52 PM 24,423 Views 19 Comments

Questions have been asked about the leadership of the Fianna Fáil party since the dismal result in Dublin Bay South.

Saturday 10 July, 2021

'It was of their own making': Loss of a seat in DBS a body blow to Fine Gael
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

'It was of their own making': Loss of a seat in DBS a body blow to Fine Gael

Jul 10th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,579 Views 70 Comments

The big question in this by-election was could the blue wall of Fine Gael hold? They got their answer.

Friday 9 July, 2021

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
# Labour
# Labour

'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?

Jul 9th 2021, 10:18 PM 32,324 Views 72 Comments

The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Will Micheál Martin lead the party into the next general election? 'We'll have to think about that'

Jul 9th 2021, 4:55 PM 35,023 Views 86 Comments

Fianna Fáil does not ‘understand the scale of the problem in housing’ says Jim O’Callaghan.

'I do wonder is the hassle going to be worth it?': Taoiseach faces 'kick back' over indoor dining law
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

'I do wonder is the hassle going to be worth it?': Taoiseach faces 'kick back' over indoor dining law

Updated Jul 9th 2021, 9:19 AM 77,257 Views 132 Comments

Fianna Fáil sources say members will row in behind the government to pass the new law.

Thursday 8 July, 2021

New law needed to get indoor dining reopened in pubs and restaurants by the end of July
# Vaccine Pass
# Vaccine Pass

New law needed to get indoor dining reopened in pubs and restaurants by the end of July

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 7:50 PM 48,114 Views 129 Comments

It is hoped indoor dining can resume on 26 July, and it’s likely to only apply to those who are vaccinated.

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