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# covid19 - Monday 11 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 139 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Electric Picnic 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 EP

Electric Picnic 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19

Ticket holders can get a refund of their tickets or carry them forward to next year.

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions

Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.

# covid19 - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'We've been firefighting': Inside the State's response to Covid-19 in Direct Provision

There are now 149 cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision.

# covid19 - Friday 8 May, 2020

Ten clusters and 566 cases of Covid-19 have been identified at meat processing plants

The figures emerged during a briefing from health officials this evening.

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

Teachers will provide an estimate of the percentage mark each student is likely to have achieved.

'An awful lot of neglect': Fears for safety of children as Tusla points to drop-off in child protection referrals

Teachers and other professionals play a role in reporting suspected cases of child abuse – but schools are now closed until September.

# covid19 - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Department says nursing home recorded mid-February Covid-19 death 'in error' in mortality census

The graph and data have now been updated to reflect the amendment.

Debunked: No, Ireland's golf courses did not reopen on Saturday

A letter claiming to be from Golf Union Ireland stated golf courses were set to reopen on 2 May.

# covid19 - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Holohan concerned over infection numbers in community 'particularly younger people'

Holohan said he is ‘hopeful’ restrictions can be eased from 18 May, but as things stand ‘we still aren’t at that point’.

Asylum seekers continue calls to be moved out of Covid-struck former hotel in Kerry

The have been 22 confirmed Covid-19 cases at the former Skellig Star Hotel.

Kilkenny sportswear manufacturer reopens factory to make hospital scrubs and gowns

Castlecomer-based IntoSport raised funding to buy HSE-approved materials to make gowns for staff.

Hairdressers being offered 'three or four times' normal prices to cut hair while salons are closed

The Irish Hairdressers Federation said people aren’t prepared to wait until mid-July for salons to reopen.

# covid19 - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

HSE team to review delays with Covid-19 results but 'majority back within four days'

The case definition for testing is expected to be broadened this week.

'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’.

Exchequer deficit was €7.5 billion in April - more than double this time last year

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe described it as a ‘sharp deterioration on the public finances”.

# covid19 - Friday 1 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The Department of Health has provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

AGSI 'disappointed' to learn of public complaints about gardaí who were not wearing masks

The Garda Ombudsman said it has received more than 70 complaints about enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions.

# covid19 - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'We couldn't have coped with further spread': Ireland's officials on why we didn't take the Swedish approach

Professor Philip Nolan said the restrictions implemented here “had an enormous effect” on the spread of the disease.

Coronavirus: 43 deaths and 359 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening.

Reproduction rate currently between 0.5 and 0.8 as Harris says measures 'saved over 3,500 lives'

Bringing the reproduction rate – or the R0 – below 1.0 has been the main goal for the public health emergency team.

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

# covid19 - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 31 deaths and 376 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are providing an update on the Covid-19 outbreak in Ireland.

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

# covid19 - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Increase expected in numbers being tested for coronavirus after slight change in criteria

Officials said they hope to broaden the criteria further after next weekend.

Coronavirus: 59 deaths and 229 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed at a briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times

The Garda Commissioner said most people are still compliant with the restrictions.

Extra security expected at Four Courts amid fears of large crowd for Waters and O'Doherty case

The pair are challenging the State over its decision to implement emergency restrictions in response to Covid-19.

# covid19 - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Dutch students forced to sail home from the Caribbean due to Covid-19 arrive safe and sound

They returned after a five-week voyage of over 7,000km.

HSE confident it will be able to carry out 100,000 Covid-19 tests per week by mid-May

A roadmap devised by the HSE and the Department of Health is to go before members of the Cabinet this week.

# covid19 - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 377 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released from the Department of Health this evening.

More than 20,000 people have died in British hospitals from Covid-19

It is the 5th country in the world to pass the 20,000 mark.

Coast Guard warns the public to be careful of rising tide while walking along the coast

The Howth Coast Guard station in Dublin responded to three callouts in relation to coastal walkers this week.

# covid19 - Friday 24 April, 2020

Compliance with restrictions urged after increase in Dublin Bus passengers

Dublin Bus notified the government of an increase in passenger numbers day-on-day this week.

Health officials to consider expanding testing criteria for Covid-19 again

The focus now is on residential facilities such as nursing homes.

# covid19 - Thursday 23 April, 2020

EU leaders endorse €500 billion recovery package to help bring countries through Covid-19 pandemic

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar raised the issue of supports for farmers who are struggling in the wake of the outbreak.

Candidates receive first injections in coronavirus vaccine trial

Researchers from the University of Oxford administered the first doses today.

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and 936 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are giving an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

New research suggests Vitamin D can reduce severity of Covid-19 symptoms

Vitamin D is present in foods such as oily fish, cheese and egg yolks.

'Surprisingly old-fashioned': Union says government childcare offer 'does nothing' for vast majority of nurses

The INMO pointed out that many of its members are lone parents or have partners who are also working on the frontline.