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# covid-19 - Thursday 17 September, 2020

From The42 Top Georgia rugby official arrested for shooting player Problems

Top Georgia rugby official arrested for shooting player

The bizarre incident comes less than two months before the Lelos, 12th in the world rankings, start their Autumn Nations Cup campaign.

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed

The Department of Foreign Affairs provided an update on the new Green List countries this afternoon.

Ryanair chief O'Leary warns of fresh capacity cuts at Dublin Airport if travel rules aren't loosened quickly

Michael O’Leary said the government has ‘mismanaged’ air travel.

From The42 71-year-old Middlesbrough boss Warnock tests positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

71-year-old Middlesbrough boss Warnock tests positive for Covid-19

The vastly-experienced manager will be spending a period in isolation.

Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits

Families accuse the Wuhan and Hubei governments of concealing the outbreak when it first emerged late last year.

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.

Covid-19 pandemic means hard Brexit 'could impact Irish economy even worse than feared'

However, new research has found that no sector is severely exposed to both the shocks of the pandemic and a hard Brexit.

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Ryanair is 'mischaracterising' Ireland's travel measures by calling them 'restrictions', court told

The State was responding in court to claims made by Ryanair about the measures.

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told

An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.

From The42 Football set to lose an estimated €12 billion in revenue around the world due to pandemic Global Impact

Football set to lose an estimated €12 billion in revenue around the world due to pandemic

Fifa’s Covid-19 relief fund is worth €1.3bn and allows national associations and regional confederations to apply for grants and interest-free loans.

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system

The action is being taken by a student who missed out on a place to study medicine at Trinity College by two points.

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's Living with Covid-19 plan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's Living with Covid-19 plan?

The much-awaited plan was announced yesterday.

India's confirmed Covid-19 cases passes 5 million as it closes in on US for highest number globally

A further 90,000 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, alone.

Mary Lou McDonald: Confusion, mixed messaging and punch-down policies - this government is out of touch with reality

The Sinn Féin leader says in a pandemic and now recession, the lack of clarity from Government is the last thing the country needs.

'Remembering our loss': National and local events to commemorate those we have lost during Covid-19

In the government’s new plan on living with Covid-19 is a section on how we mark those who have died during the pandemic.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

The Explainer: What you need to know about the new Covid-19 levels and restrictions

The Living With Covid plan was launched earlier today.

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.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin

There have been 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

LVA says decision to keep wet pubs in Dublin closed is 'absolutely devastating'

Outside Dublin, wet pubs are set to reopen as planned next Monday.

From The42 200 spectators permitted to attend sporting events at large venues Living With Covid

200 spectators permitted to attend sporting events at large venues

The announcement comes as part of the Government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan.

We're at Level Two of the new Covid plan. Here's why we want to get to One (and avoid Five at all costs)

The government unveiled its new framework for living with Covid-19 over the next six to nine months today.

From The42 'He had no symptoms and he kept fit and well. He did come back to play for us' Covid-19

'He had no symptoms and he kept fit and well. He did come back to play for us'

Dublin’s Brian Fenton talks about the Covid-19 case that affected his club, Raheny.

What Christmas gatherings will be possible under the new Covid plan?

The plan is for the next six months so Christmas occurs right in the middle.

Census which was due to take place next year postponed until 2022

It will instead take place on 3 April 2022.

'Killing an industry that's already dead': Taxi drivers stage protest in Dublin city

Drivers have called on the government to introduce a range of measures to support the industry as they deal with the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taoiseach says he has 'deep concerns' about 'aggression' of weekend anti-mask protest

Hundreds of people attended a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Dublin on Saturday.

Taoiseach announces entire country is now on 'Level 2' of new Covid plan - here's what that means

Level One will mean the least severe of the restrictions with Level Five the most serious.

Dublin pubs to stay closed as residents asked to limit household visits

The Taoiseach said the current Covid-19 numbers in Dublin are “very worrying”.

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.

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.

# covid-19 - Monday 14 September, 2020

Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county

Pubs in all 26 counties were due to reopen next week but rising cases in Dublin mean some will remain closed.

From The42 Danny Sheehy latest Irish rider to test positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Danny Sheehy latest Irish rider to test positive for Covid-19

He had two rides at the Curragh on Sunday and was replaced on My Good Brother.

WHO warns Europe could see rise in daily Covid-19 deaths next month as global cases near 29 million

Israel has reimposed a national lockdown as countries battle new surges.

Publicans in Dublin urge government to 'stick with its decision' on 21 September re-opening date

The Licenced Vintners Association said today that publicans in Dublin and around the country deserve the chance to re-open.

Covid guidelines ignored as Trump addresses large indoor rally in Nevada

Thousands of people packed into a warehouse in the state of Nevada, which has put a limit of 50 people for indoor gatherings.

Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer

Green Party TD Patrick Costello says foster care in Ireland has been at breaking point for some time and it cannot be ignored any longer.

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.