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# covid-19-pandemic - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Taoiseach wants to examine the prospect of a living wage within lifetime of the government

Dec 27th 2020, 3:36 PM 35,536 Views 58 Comments

The Taoiseach promised that a living wage would become “a theme of the government”.

# covid-19-pandemic - Monday 16 November, 2020

'Don't have parties. Cancel': Sweden limits public gatherings to 8 people
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

'Don't have parties. Cancel': Sweden limits public gatherings to 8 people

Nov 16th 2020, 3:59 PM 34,279 Views 51 Comments

Sweden has taken a loose approach to restrictions up until now. But it’s introducing “unprecedented” restrictions from this week.

# covid-19-pandemic - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year
# HSE
# HSE

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year

Updated Sep 24th 2020, 12:21 PM 19,652 Views 30 Comments

An extra 251 acute beds in Q4 of this year, and 232 acute beds in Q1 next year, are included in the plan.

# covid-19-pandemic - Monday 3 August, 2020

All children who are not at-risk expected to return to school, and can miss a max of 20 days off school
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

All children who are not at-risk expected to return to school, and can miss a max of 20 days off school

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 110,826 Views 133 Comments

This includes children whose parents or other relatives may be at risk, or who may be anxious about the Covid-19 pandemic.

# covid-19-pandemic - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 1:41 PM 57,226 Views 69 Comments

A petition signed by 25,000 people called for maternity leave to be extended due to a lack of childcare for women returning to work.

# covid-19-pandemic - Saturday 9 May, 2020

UK 'to introduce two-week quarantine' for all those arriving from abroad - except from Ireland
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

UK 'to introduce two-week quarantine' for all those arriving from abroad - except from Ireland

May 9th 2020, 8:09 AM 67,549 Views 95 Comments

This will apply to British citizens returning to the UK, but won’t apply to those travelling from Ireland.

# covid-19-pandemic - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Poll: Should pubs be allowed to reopen at the same time as cafés and restaurants?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pubs be allowed to reopen at the same time as cafés and restaurants?

May 6th 2020, 9:44 AM 147,950 Views 188 Comments

There’s been a lot of concern from publicans that they will be the last industry to open.

# covid-19-pandemic - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Cancelled respite during Covid: 'There's no respite, no service at all, no activities. It is very stressful'
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Cancelled respite during Covid: 'There's no respite, no service at all, no activities. It is very stressful'

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 AM 24,774 Views 9 Comments

The cut in services has placed additional pressure on families.

# covid-19-pandemic - Friday 24 April, 2020

Ajax denied Dutch title as Eredivisie season is declared void
# Game Over
From The42
# Game Over

Ajax denied Dutch title as Eredivisie season is declared void

Apr 24th 2020, 6:07 PM 13,073 Views 58 Comments

It is the first major European league to end the campaign prematurely, meaning there will be no relegation or promotion.

# covid-19-pandemic - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Music festivals are cancelled after licenced gatherings of 5,000+ halted until September at earliest
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Music festivals are cancelled after licenced gatherings of 5,000+ halted until September at earliest

Updated Apr 21st 2020, 10:14 PM 126,917 Views 133 Comments

The government advised local authorities not to issue licences for events of more than 5,000 attendees.

# covid-19-pandemic - Monday 20 April, 2020

The price of oil has plummeted to less than zero dollars a barrel
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

The price of oil has plummeted to less than zero dollars a barrel

Apr 20th 2020, 7:57 PM 55,748 Views 91 Comments

Storage space for oil is now running out, which precipitated today’s steep dive.

# covid-19-pandemic - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Shine Your Light: Ministers, embassies and the Irish public light candles for the sick and frontline workers
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Shine Your Light: Ministers, embassies and the Irish public light candles for the sick and frontline workers

Updated Apr 11th 2020, 10:15 PM 67,433 Views 73 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris urged people to share a light tonight.

# covid-19-pandemic - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown
# Adjustments
From The42
# Adjustments

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown

Apr 7th 2020, 9:00 PM 2,758 Views 0 Comments

Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.

# covid-19-pandemic - Thursday 26 March, 2020

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 8:15 PM 74,350 Views 116 Comments

The clapping began at 8pm.

'A deeply sensitive issue': The government is preparing temporary mortuaries
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

'A deeply sensitive issue': The government is preparing temporary mortuaries

Mar 26th 2020, 2:40 PM 41,332 Views 31 Comments

A government spokesperson said it was being guided “by the need for compassion and care for families who will be affected”.

Irish economy expected to shrink by 7.1% and fall into a recession, ESRI warns
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Irish economy expected to shrink by 7.1% and fall into a recession, ESRI warns

Mar 26th 2020, 9:22 AM 97,568 Views 142 Comments

The not-for-profit institute said that the labour market “is set to face the largest one quarter shock in living memory”.