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# covid19 - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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.

# covid19 - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Autopsies show coronavirus was spreading in the US from January

The earliest death attributed to the coronavirus was previously thought to be on 26 February.

Coronavirus will be with us a for a long time to come, according to World Health Organisation chief WHO

Coronavirus will be with us a for a long time to come, according to World Health Organisation chief

Some countries that thought they had the new coronavirus under control were witnessing a resurgence.

Coronavirus: 49 deaths and 631 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening on the spread of the virus in Ireland.

Some drivers exploiting quieter roads and behaving 'recklessly' during Covid-19 emergency

There have been five deaths on Irish roads so far in April.

# covid19 - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'Belt and braces approach': Taoiseach says tighter monitoring of anyone entering Ireland is needed

It was confirmed earlier today that licenced festivals and concerts will not go ahead until September at the earliest.

CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone

Private nursing homes have reported they are struggling to get on-site visits from GPs.

Coronavirus: 44 deaths and 388 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are providing an update this evening after the latest NPHET meeting.

Tidy Towns competition cancelled due to the Covid-19 emergency

The competition has been running since 1958.

Nursing home owner describes 'heartbreak' of telling families they cannot visit residents who are dying

She said there have been a total of 13 confirmed positive cases in her facility and seven residents with Covid-19 have died.

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

# covid19 - Monday 20 April, 2020

Doctor resigns from Irish Medical Council after criticising 'mismanagement' of Covid-19 outbreak

Dr Marcus de Brun, a GP based in Rush, Co Dublin has said there was “poor consideration” of nursing home residents.

Supreme Court hears first case in a virtual courtroom using remote video technology

Other courts such as the High Court and the District Courts will roll out a similar initiative in the coming weeks.

Primark agrees to pay for £370 million worth of orders from suppliers

Primark had previously only committed to orders which had been in transit or scheduled to be shipped by 18 March.

Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support

Around 50,000 people currently receiving the unemployment payment are receiving income support for the first time.

Further coronavirus waves likely without 'new approach' after this cycle

Researchers have suggested the current cycle in Ireland should end by the middle of June, but immunity in the community may be low.

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.

# covid19 - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'We have zero backlog': HSE says Ireland's Covid-19 testing backlog has been cleared

The HSE said that acquiring personal protective equipment for healthcare workers remains “challenging” at an operational update this morning.

Man arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after failing to stop at Covid-19 checkpoint

The incident ended when the car hit a gate on a farm in Co Cork.

# covid19 - Saturday 18 April, 2020

UK Covid-19 death toll climbs past 15,000 as charity warns care home deaths may be over 7,000

The care home figure is more than five times higher than the UK government’s estimate earlier this week.

Explainer: Here's how New Zealand's lockdown worked and how they'll be relaxing it next week

The country has been one of the most successful in containing the outbreak, with just over 1,000 known cases.

# covid19 - Friday 17 April, 2020

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow

Much of the protesters are affiliated with Trump supporter groups.