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# cabinet - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas

Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

# cabinet - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet

Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.

Health minister says large crowds drinking alcohol outside has 'taken off at scale' the last number of days

Cabinet abandoned plans to introduce fines for drinking takeaway pints outside today.

Basic income scheme for arts and culture sector could benefit 55,000 workers

A basic income scheme for the arts and culture sector will be discussed by ministers at Cabinet today.

# cabinet - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

1,600 drivers, more buses and 650 bus escorts: €137m spend gets green light so school transport can run at 50% capacity

Over 97,600 children are being transported daily to school.

# cabinet - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'No other choice than to act': Donegal to be placed under Level 3 restrictions after spike in Covid-19 cases

Government ministers held an incorporeal meeting this evening to discuss the measure.

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution

Public Health Officials last night confirmed 234 new cases – including 103 in Dublin – and two further deaths.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic

Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.

# cabinet - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says

Dublin has seen a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

# cabinet - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Cabinet and Acting CMO restricting their movements after Stephen Donnelly is sent for Covid-19 test, Dáil to resume this evening

It was confirmed earlier that Health Minister Stephen Donnelly felt unwell this afternoon and is now isolating.

# cabinet - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

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.

# cabinet - Monday 31 August, 2020

Coronavirus: Kildare lockdown to be lifted with immediate effect

The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

# cabinet - Friday 28 August, 2020

Cabinet to meet today to consider new Garda enforcement powers

The government want gardaí to be given powers to interrupt and prevent house parties and social gatherings in breach of the guidelines.

# cabinet - Friday 21 August, 2020

Restrictions to remain in place in Kildare for two weeks but lifted for Laois and Offaly

Over the last 14 days 455 cases had been reported in Kildare, 81 in Offaly and 41 in Laois.

# cabinet - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres

Martin said serial testing at nursing homes will also continue to monitor the situation.

# cabinet - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Phase Four postponed: Pubs to stay closed, five destinations taken off Green List, and masks mandatory in shops from 10 August

“I wish I was in a position to share better news today, but I am not,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said after Cabinet met.

# cabinet - Monday 3 August, 2020

Cabinet to discuss dropping countries from Green List and random testing at airports

Malta and Cyprus are among the countries that may be removed from Ireland’s green list this week.

# cabinet - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Having 18 ministers at Cabinet is 'fairly obviously unconstitutional' and politically 'dubious'

Bunreacht na hÉireann states: “The Government shall consist of not less than 7 and not more than 15 members.”

# cabinet - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August

All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

# cabinet - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers

Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.

# cabinet - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Garbled messaging' around travel 'green list' to be discussed by Cabinet

Some ministers do not want to undermine the notion of Ireland as an open economy.

# cabinet - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made mandatory in shops, Taoiseach confirms

Ministers approved the proposal at cabinet this evening.

# cabinet - Monday 6 July, 2020

HSE Chief Clinical Officer calls for mandatory quarantine for arrivals from high virus rate countries

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the mandatory detention of those arriving into Ireland is ‘not workable’.

# cabinet - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'His remorse is genuine': Taoiseach backs Barry Cowen over drink-driving ban

The taoiseach said that he was first made aware of the incident on Friday.

# cabinet - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

# cabinet - Monday 29 June, 2020

'There will be disappointments': Martin responds to perceived 'snub' of deputy leader in Cabinet selection

Dara Calleary said that it was a setback not to be asked to head up a Department, but added that he is going to “get back on the horse”.

# cabinet - Saturday 27 June, 2020

'Progress is painfully slow': Criticism of Cabinet line-up with just four female ministers

The National Women’s Council said the low number is a consequence of a failure to run enough women on electable seats.

# cabinet - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Cabinet meets today on Phase Three, with mandatory face coverings on public transport top of list

A Cabinet sub-committee, meanwhile, has agreed to ease restrictions on air travel to some countries within Europe from July.

# cabinet - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport

The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.

# cabinet - Saturday 20 June, 2020

The top jobs: Who is likely to take a seat at the Cabinet table?

Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan will be carving up the Cabinet positions. Here’s who we predict.

# cabinet - Friday 12 June, 2020

Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he hopes that schools, teachers and SNAs “feel they can get involved”.

# cabinet - Friday 29 May, 2020

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

Government to negotiate new deal with private hospitals

The current deal to use private facilities during the Covid-19 crisis will not be extended beyond the end of June.

# cabinet - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Chief Medical Officer tells ministers he does not intend to recommend the reduction of the 2m rule

There have been calls to halve the guideline from 2m to 1m.

# cabinet - Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

# cabinet - Thursday 14 May, 2020

HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was taken by surprise when Dr Tony Holohan made the announcement last month.

# cabinet - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'That's not the meeting I was at': Holohan denies tension with ministers over restrictions

Holohan said the questions he was asked by ministers last week were ‘reasonable and sensible’.

# cabinet - Friday 1 May, 2020

Campaign group welcomes slight relaxation of cocooning but calls for voices of older people to be heard

Age Action said older people have been “talked about, but not to”.

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