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#Cabinet

# cabinet - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

As it happened: Taoiseach addresses nation as Cabinet signs off on 'cautious' easing of Covid restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

As it happened: Taoiseach addresses nation as Cabinet signs off on 'cautious' easing of Covid restrictions

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 6:35 PM 145,273 Views 105 Comments
  • The Taoiseach has said "we are in the last stretch” of the pandemic.
  • The 5km travel limit will be lifted on 12 April and you can travel within your county.
  • Two people who have been fully vaccinated are to be allowed to meet up indoors or outdoors on that date.

# cabinet - Monday 29 March, 2021

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April

Mar 29th 2021, 9:49 AM 147,826 Views 111 Comments
  • NPHET will meet today to discuss what recommendations it will give to government.
  • A formal decision will be made at a full cabinet meeting tomorrow followed by a public address by the Taoiseach.
  • It comes as Ibec downgrades its economic forecasts slightly, citing the length of the current lockdown.

# cabinet - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Parent's leave, illegal adoptions and Davy's scandal up for discussion at today's Cabinet meeting

Mar 9th 2021, 6:15 AM 8,846 Views 4 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman will seek approval for the Family Leave Bill at today’s Cabinet meeting.

# cabinet - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition
# Biden's Team
# Biden's Team

Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition

Feb 23rd 2021, 10:41 PM 26,806 Views 13 Comments

While Biden’s key nominees like secretary of state and and defence have been confirmed, his cabinet remains less than half full.

# cabinet - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:01 PM 226,701 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

# cabinet - Thursday 18 February, 2021

'If it has to be widened or extended, we'll do it': Cabinet signs off on quarantine for arrivals from 20 countries
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

'If it has to be widened or extended, we'll do it': Cabinet signs off on quarantine for arrivals from 20 countries

Feb 18th 2021, 9:38 AM 35,293 Views 60 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the measures last night.

# cabinet - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Cabinet not expected to sign-off on mandatory hotel quarantine legislation until tomorrow
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet not expected to sign-off on mandatory hotel quarantine legislation until tomorrow

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 9:40 PM 19,890 Views 36 Comments

It is understood the Bill wasn’t “fully ready” for today’s Cabinet meeting this morning.

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,577 Views 64 Comments

The HSE found that 62 people were injured last year in accidents involving off-road vehicles like scrambler bikes.

# cabinet - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week
# Waiting Cert
# Waiting Cert

Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week

Feb 14th 2021, 1:29 PM 18,519 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Housing has said the government is not setting any “artificial” timeline on when an announcement can be expected.

# cabinet - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Poll: Should members of the Cabinet be vaccinated as soon as possible?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should members of the Cabinet be vaccinated as soon as possible?

Feb 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 39,281 Views 101 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun said yesterday it was his view that members of the government should be vaccinated.

# cabinet - Monday 25 January, 2021

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 12:25 PM 42,426 Views 95 Comments

Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.

# cabinet - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 9:45 PM 102,720 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

# cabinet - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Cabinet signs off on plan for GPs and pharmacists to vaccinate 1.5 million people

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 6:45 PM 66,762 Views 161 Comments

GPs working in mass vaccination centres will be paid €120 per hour under the plan.

# cabinet - Monday 18 January, 2021

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen

Jan 18th 2021, 6:21 PM 22,445 Views 47 Comments

Questions have been raised about the government’s decision to sanction a pay rise of €81,000 for the post.

# cabinet - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

As it happened: Government confirms decision to shut schools and most construction sites for rest of January
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Government confirms decision to shut schools and most construction sites for rest of January

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 5:55 PM 211,104 Views 118 Comments
  • 954 people are now in hospital with Covid-19.
  • Travellers from the UK will need a negative PCR test or face penalties
  • PUP and EWSS rates will stay the same until the end of March
Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

Cabinet to sign off on closure of schools until February, most construction sites set to shut down

Jan 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 81,820 Views 105 Comments
  • Ministers meet this morning and an announcement is expected later today.
  • Strict new rules on international travel are also set to be signed-off.
  • It comes as the numbers in hospital exceed the previous peak in mid-April.

# cabinet - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

'We are in tumultuous times': Cabinet meets as Covid-19 cases continue to rise
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

'We are in tumultuous times': Cabinet meets as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Updated Dec 30th 2020, 5:09 PM 195,104 Views 257 Comments

1,546 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed by health officials in Ireland yesterday evening.

Explosions hit Yemen airport moments after plane carrying government officials arrives
# Aden
# Aden

Explosions hit Yemen airport moments after plane carrying government officials arrives

Dec 30th 2020, 3:13 PM 20,245 Views 2 Comments

At least 13 people died in the blast, but officials said all ministers are reported to be unharmed.

# cabinet - Monday 28 December, 2020

EU member states give green light for post-Brexit deal to come into effect on 1 January
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

EU member states give green light for post-Brexit deal to come into effect on 1 January

Updated Dec 28th 2020, 11:55 AM 22,261 Views 24 Comments

Cabinet is expected to meet later today to discuss the deal.

'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms
# Gender Pay Gap
# Gender Pay Gap

'Strengthened' gender pay gap bill to be brought before Cabinet in January, O'Gorman confirms

Dec 28th 2020, 7:14 AM 12,267 Views 38 Comments

The Bill will require organisations to report on the pay differences between female and male employees.

# cabinet - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

First vaccines to be administered in Ireland on 30 December

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:55 PM 35,161 Views 73 Comments

The Minister for Health has said that tens of thousands of doses will arrive in Ireland each week from early January.

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to meet today to discuss further Christmas restrictions as NPHET announces Covid 'third wave'

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 26,839 Views 56 Comments

The Covid-19 sub-committee met yesterday evening to discuss growing concerns.

# cabinet - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal
# CETA
# CETA

Green Party Cabinet ministers write to members in a bid to allay fears about the EU-Canada trade deal

Dec 16th 2020, 3:15 PM 11,344 Views 31 Comments

Party membership has been told that ratifying the controversial EU-Canada trade deal is “politically important” with Brexit looming.

# cabinet - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Vaccine task force report to be discussed by Cabinet today
# Roll Out Plan
# Roll Out Plan

Vaccine task force report to be discussed by Cabinet today

Dec 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 10,490 Views 15 Comments

The report aims to set out the entire vaccination process – from procurement to storage to inoculation.

# cabinet - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019
# First Years
# First Years

Cabinet approves three extra weeks of paid leave for parents of children born after 1 November 2019

Dec 8th 2020, 5:06 PM 42,224 Views 6 Comments

Parents will now be entitled to take five weeks of Parent’s Leave after their child is born or adopted, instead of the two weeks that were previously available.

Cabinet approves increase in pay for judges and party whips
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

Cabinet approves increase in pay for judges and party whips

Dec 8th 2020, 2:42 PM 16,348 Views 57 Comments

Ministers have approved a legal order today to increase judges’ pay by 2%, which has applied from October.

When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan
# The Way Forward
# The Way Forward

When will everyone be vaccinated? Government unveils roll-out plan

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 1:04 PM 192,089 Views 185 Comments
  • Care home residents over the age of 65, frontline healthcare workers, and people over the age of 65 first in line to get vaccine
  • Government to outline wider strategy for vaccinating the Irish public with report due from task force this Friday
Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Care home residents, frontline workers and over 70s set to be first in vaccine sequencing

Dec 8th 2020, 12:02 AM 20,543 Views 19 Comments
  • Ministers meet this morning to consider the plan.
  • The first Covid-19 vaccination in Northern Ireland is to take place today.

# cabinet - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine
# Vaccine Roll Out
# Vaccine Roll Out

Workers in high-risk environments like meat factories could be one of the first groups to get the vaccine

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:49 PM 10,878 Views 15 Comments

Government will decide on who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first next week.

# cabinet - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

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

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

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 5:33 PM 106,745 Views 95 Comments

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
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

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

Nov 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 60,228 Views 81 Comments

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
# Level 5

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

Nov 17th 2020, 7:23 PM 42,621 Views 57 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 PM 69,234 Views 129 Comments

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
# Arts And Culture
# Arts And Culture

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

Nov 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,682 Views 21 Comments

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
# Cabinet

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

Oct 28th 2020, 1:53 PM 27,018 Views 63 Comments

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
# Students
# Students

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

Sep 29th 2020, 8:04 PM 19,869 Views 26 Comments

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
# Level 3
# Level 3

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

Updated Sep 24th 2020, 6:40 PM 155,810 Views 180 Comments

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

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution

Sep 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 69,990 Views 105 Comments

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
# Sick Leave
# Sick Leave

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

Sep 22nd 2020, 6:53 PM 17,397 Views 22 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Sep 17th 2020, 9:13 AM 41,390 Views 124 Comments

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

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