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Yesterday’s News


Yesterday’s News

Dubliners advised they can meet up with up to six people from another household in a public park

Dublin is to be moved to Level 3 of Covid-19 restrictions for the next three weeks.

Thursday 17 September, 2020

Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said meat barons are playing with people’s lives.

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting

O’Callaghan said the Taoiseach is ‘doing a good job’.


Gangland criminals targeted: New law seeks to impose life imprisonment for conspiracy to murder

The seriousness of the crime must be reflected in the sentence our judges can impose, says the justice minister.

Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Explainer: International travel, domestic trips and Dubliners - here's what you need to know

The government have moved to clarify their travel policy.

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned

TD Paul Murphy has called or cross-party support for the Bill.

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three

Moving Dublin to Level 3 would be a significant step, the Taoiseach said.

Tuesday 15 September, 2020


National 'Living with Covid' plan to be announced this morning, but Dublin pubs reopening to be paused again

It’s expected a press conference outlining the measures will take place after ministers meet at 8am.

Monday 14 September, 2020

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.

Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect

The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.

Friday 11 September, 2020

'A few hundred' supporters to be allowed at matches under new government plan

It is understood that the new plan will allow for a limited number of supporters to return under social distancing guidelines.

Thursday 10 September, 2020

Pubs will be allowed host live music sessions when they reopen

Minister Catherine Martin said the government would not be discouraging live music.


Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'Common sense has broken down': Government slammed for 'bonkers' measures and 'mixed messaging'

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly called for political solidarity.

Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they're more 'drastic' than other EU cities

Ireland needs to look to other EU countries and how they are handling spikes, says Tánaiste.

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

Publicans: 'It would be a body blow if Dublin pubs have to remain closed'

Yesterday, Cabinet agreed that ‘wet’ pubs can reopen their doors on 21 September.

Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Pubs may not reopen and other businesses may close if Covid situation gets worse, government admits

Cabinet ministers have highlighted that case numbers have not resulted in a big hike in ICU, hospitalisation numbers, or deaths.


Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations

Today’s Cabinet meeting is set to be dominated about Brexit.

Monday 7 September, 2020

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public

“No one in Ireland has died of Covid in the last 14 days,” Leo Varadkar said today.

Friday 4 September, 2020

Simon Harris: 'We need to drop the snobby attitude that the only way to progress in life is to go to university'

With the Leaving Certificate results out on Monday, the minister said an apprenticeship is a great way to get the career you want.

'Some people are getting a little terrorised': Tánaiste says we should not be obsessing about daily Covid numbers

Leo Varadkar said the publication of daily figures should continue but said more ‘common sense’ needed to be heard now.

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap

Ministers are concerned Ireland has the most restrictive travel rules in Europe in the run up to Christmas.


Thursday 3 September, 2020

Pub reopening guidelines will be issued 'shortly', says Taoiseach as he meets protesting publicans

‘We do want to open up other sectors of the economy, including pubs,’ said the Taoiseach.

Total of five Covid outbreaks in pubs reported during pandemic

There is a push to get pubs open next month.

Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

Meat plant workers have a choice between going to work with Covid symptoms or not getting paid, Dáil told

Alan Kelly TD said we can’t have a situation where workers are going into meat plants having taken paracetamol or Calpol to hide their temperature.

Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach

Electric Ireland is set to increase prices by an average of 3.4% from October.


Ceann Comhairle says Clifden golf event was either 'collective crass stupidity' or 'arrogant delusion'

There was public fury over revelations that around 80 guests, including serving and former politicians, attended the golf dinner.

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'

Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

Monday 31 August, 2020

Migrant rights group seeks meeting with Taoiseach over 'serious' concerns from meat factory workers

Nearly 1,500 confirmed cases have been linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks.

Coronavirus: Kildare lockdown to be lifted with immediate effect

The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

Ban on alcohol at gigs under consideration in a bid to allow music events resume

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and Minister for Arts Catherine Martin are meeting artists today.

Simon Coveney not ruling himself out for EU Commissioner post

Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said she is interested in the role.


Sunday 30 August, 2020

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country

In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.

Friday 28 August, 2020

Cabinet agrees gardaí entering homes to shut down house parties would be an 'extreme measure'

Government has u-turned on the idea of sending officers into peoples’ homes to break up gatherings.

Three party leaders meet this evening to discuss Phil Hogan's successor

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe have ruled themselves out of the running.

Ireland is the only country in Europe where wet pubs are fully closed, says Varadkar

NPHET has been asked to work on guidelines that would allow for the safe reopening of all pubs.

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