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# covid-19 - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 457 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 457 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 4th 2021, 4:03 PM 100,933 Views 134 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this afternoon.

INTO says teachers and guards 'could be vaccinated in four days' as unions push for twin-track jabs
# Priority Plan
# Priority Plan

INTO says teachers and guards 'could be vaccinated in four days' as unions push for twin-track jabs

Apr 4th 2021, 2:34 PM 44,504 Views 192 Comments

Unions want frontline workers to be be vaccinated alongside older age groups.

Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital rises slightly after dropping to pre-Christmas levels
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital rises slightly after dropping to pre-Christmas levels

Apr 4th 2021, 11:02 AM 29,222 Views 38 Comments

Numbers have gradually decreased in recent days.

Opinion: The commute is extinct - remote working can revive rural Ireland
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

Opinion: The commute is extinct - remote working can revive rural Ireland

Apr 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,797 Views 47 Comments

Grow Remote’s Joanne Mangan says remote working is here to stay so it’s time we all worked together to get it right.

# covid-19 - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 511 new cases as HSE says total vaccinations to top a million next week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 511 new cases as HSE says total vaccinations to top a million next week

Apr 3rd 2021, 4:06 PM 103,725 Views 126 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Two women due in court charged with refusing to enter mandatory hotel quarantine
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Two women due in court charged with refusing to enter mandatory hotel quarantine

Apr 3rd 2021, 10:34 AM 46,706 Views 0 Comments

The woman were arrested after disembarking from a flight from Dubai yesterday.

Covid-19: 232 patients in hospital as health officials urge public to keep contacts low over Easter weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 232 patients in hospital as health officials urge public to keep contacts low over Easter weekend

Apr 3rd 2021, 7:56 AM 31,767 Views 88 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE.

# covid-19 - Friday 2 April, 2021

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Eight deaths and 591 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2021, 4:09 PM 76,615 Views 167 Comments

Four deaths occurred in March, with four happening in February.

Three men charged over breaches of Covid-19 public health regulations during Cork protest
# St Patrick's Bridge
# St Patrick's Bridge

Three men charged over breaches of Covid-19 public health regulations during Cork protest

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:57 PM 14,889 Views 0 Comments

All three men are due to appear before Cork City District Court on 14 April.

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case
# Off
From The42
# Off

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:35 PM 57,174 Views 88 Comments

The Champions Cup round-of-16 clash was due to kick off at 5.30pm this evening.

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak

Apr 2nd 2021, 11:33 AM 34,855 Views 51 Comments

16 cases have been confirmed in Ruili since Tuesday.

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?

Apr 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 45,410 Views 121 Comments

Under the current Level 5 restrictions, public Mass cannot take place.

Four new walk-in Covid test centres open as 255 patients in hospital with Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four new walk-in Covid test centres open as 255 patients in hospital with Covid-19

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:47 AM 34,089 Views 70 Comments
  • The number of hospitalisations is at its lowest point since Christmas Day.
  • As of 6.30pm last night, there were 61 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • The HSE is opening the walk-in centres in areas where the number of positive cases are particularly high.

# covid-19 - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Belgian police clash with large crowd at 'April Fool's' party in Brussels park
# Belgium
# Belgium

Belgian police clash with large crowd at 'April Fool's' party in Brussels park

Apr 1st 2021, 10:50 PM 27,028 Views 47 Comments

The festival, dubbed ‘La Boum’ or ‘the party’, had been advertised on social media and police warned that it was a fake event on April Fool’s Day.

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova

Apr 1st 2021, 9:02 PM 74,535 Views 146 Comments

People arriving from these countries from 6 April will need to pre-book hotel quarantine.

Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list

Updated Apr 1st 2021, 6:32 PM 60,764 Views 132 Comments

It was reported this week that 43 countries could be added to the list.

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 761 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 761 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 1st 2021, 5:11 PM 124,223 Views 196 Comments

The number of people who have died has reached 4,705.

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out

Apr 1st 2021, 11:02 AM 40,380 Views 108 Comments

Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.

Health minister signs approval for Janssen vaccine as 272 patients in hospital with Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health minister signs approval for Janssen vaccine as 272 patients in hospital with Covid-19

Apr 1st 2021, 8:55 AM 38,966 Views 47 Comments

The number of hospitalisations is at its lowest point since Christmas Day.

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'
# Irish Law
# Irish Law

Opinion: 'In legal terms, there is no prohibition on attending or organising religious services'

Apr 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 19,519 Views 34 Comments

Oran Doyle and David Kenny argue that the State to date has blurred the lines between legal restrictions and advice around Covid.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Attorney General writes to Health Minister with concerns over plans to extend hotel quarantine to more countries
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Attorney General writes to Health Minister with concerns over plans to extend hotel quarantine to more countries

Mar 31st 2021, 11:49 PM 26,529 Views 37 Comments

Paul Gallagher has written to Stephen Donnelly about the plans.

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

Bobby Storey funeral: North's prosecution service confirms review of decision not to pursue individuals

Mar 31st 2021, 4:21 PM 13,406 Views 96 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

EMA finds no specific age risk for AstraZeneca, 'updated recommendation' due next week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EMA finds no specific age risk for AstraZeneca, 'updated recommendation' due next week

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 4:05 PM 17,720 Views 41 Comments

The company now plans to submit applications to regulators for approval in this age group.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 411 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 411 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 31st 2021, 3:16 PM 83,653 Views 111 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this afternoon.

'This will benefit everyone': Health Minister suggests new vaccine plan may allow quicker reopening of society
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'This will benefit everyone': Health Minister suggests new vaccine plan may allow quicker reopening of society

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 2:05 PM 28,276 Views 39 Comments
  • Stephen Donnelly says programme should vaccinate population in the shortest possible time-frame
  • Minister willing to meet with teachers' and garda unions to explain changes
  • 'Indicative timelines' outlining when groups could be vaccinated expected in coming weeks
China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory
# Wuhan
# Wuhan

China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 12:19 PM 29,446 Views 34 Comments

“Let me say clearly that as far as WHO is concerned all hypotheses remain on the table,” Tedros Ghebreyesus said.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops to lowest number since late December
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops to lowest number since late December

Mar 31st 2021, 7:47 AM 17,489 Views 24 Comments

As of 8pm last night, there are also 65 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.

Antigen testing to be significantly ramped up in schools, colleges and workplaces, says Tánaiste
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Antigen testing to be significantly ramped up in schools, colleges and workplaces, says Tánaiste

Mar 31st 2021, 7:32 AM 23,870 Views 31 Comments

Leo Varadkar was speaking on Prime Time last night.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing

Mar 30th 2021, 6:46 PM 21,503 Views 46 Comments

This measure takes effect immediately.

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 145,206 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.
Taoiseach: People can travel within their county or 20km from home from 12 April
# Summer Plan
# Summer Plan

Taoiseach: People can travel within their county or 20km from home from 12 April

Mar 30th 2021, 6:24 PM 104,541 Views 142 Comments
  • Vaccine bonus for those fully vaccinated 'effective immediately'
  • Mourners at funerals to increase to 25 from 26 April
  • Inter-county GAA training set to return next month
  • Personal services like hairdressers could return in May 'depending on progress'
Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 368 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 368 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 5:05 PM 57,542 Views 84 Comments

Cabinet has met this afternoon to sign off on the next set of restrictions.

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?

Mar 30th 2021, 8:01 AM 37,932 Views 85 Comments

Many people have been affected by isolation and a lack of social interaction.

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic

Mar 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,660 Views 6 Comments

Conor O’Leary of Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray says cancer patients must be a priority for the government during Covid-19.

# covid-19 - Monday 29 March, 2021

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 11:42 PM 58,462 Views 66 Comments

The meeting took place this evening and a full Cabinet meeting will take place tomorrow.

Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective
# MRNA Vaccines
# MRNA Vaccines

Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective

Mar 29th 2021, 4:51 PM 21,803 Views 11 Comments

In further encouraging news, one dose of either vaccine resulted in 80% protection against infection.

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign

Mar 29th 2021, 2:11 PM 22,414 Views 9 Comments

The Central European country has given at least a first dose of a vaccine to 21.6% of its population.

Outdoor gatherings and sports resume in England in major easing of lockdown restrictions
# England
# England

Outdoor gatherings and sports resume in England in major easing of lockdown restrictions

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 12:32 PM 29,437 Views 16 Comments

The British government is also stressing caution, with its new slogan of “hands, face, space and fresh air”.

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 147,728 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.
Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres
# Community Testing
# Community Testing

Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres

Mar 29th 2021, 9:48 AM 39,242 Views 55 Comments

Four of the walk-in centres are in different parts of Dublin and one is in Tullamore.