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# face-masks - Monday 6 December, 2021

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
# Schools
# Schools

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 12:27 PM 27,595 Views 60 Comments

The CEO of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network said there have been “high levels of compliance” among children wearing masks.

# face-masks - Sunday 5 December, 2021

What are face mask requirements for primary school children in other European countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What are face mask requirements for primary school children in other European countries?

Dec 5th 2021, 7:30 AM 31,989 Views 58 Comments

Nine to 12 year-olds are now required to wear face masks in Ireland.

# face-masks - Saturday 4 December, 2021

'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school

Dec 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 32,123 Views 57 Comments

Since Wednesday, children aged 9-12 have been required to wear masks in school.

# face-masks - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis
# Schools
# Schools

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis

Nov 30th 2021, 5:27 PM 70,163 Views 192 Comments

Cabinet minister met today to consider advice from NPHET on the current Covid-19 situation.

# face-masks - Friday 24 September, 2021

Irish university warns students that lecturers may call security if masks aren't worn in class
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish university warns students that lecturers may call security if masks aren't worn in class

Sep 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,219 Views 63 Comments
  • University College Cork has said lecturers will ask campus security to remove those who refuse requests to wear a mask, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • College says classes may also be cancelled and will not be repeated if security are unable to attend.

# face-masks - Sunday 22 August, 2021

FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, masks were not shown to increase children's carbon dioxide intake

Aug 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 13,539 Views 0 Comments

The paper claimed that masks increase children’s carbon dioxide intake, but multiple problems have been identified with its research.

# face-masks - Saturday 19 June, 2021

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true

Jun 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,685 Views 0 Comments

A leaflet by Anti-Corruption Ireland contains a list of false statements about masks and their effectiveness.

# face-masks - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Poll: Do you wear a face covering in busy outdoor places?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you wear a face covering in busy outdoor places?

Apr 18th 2021, 9:50 AM 82,225 Views 102 Comments

The government recommends wearing one in crowded outdoor settings.

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet
# Israel
# Israel

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet

Apr 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 39,718 Views 35 Comments

Masks will still be required indoors, however.

# face-masks - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Poll: Should joggers and cyclists have to wear face masks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should joggers and cyclists have to wear face masks?

Jan 27th 2021, 8:54 AM 92,566 Views 228 Comments

The WHO doesn’t think they should, but others disagree.

# face-masks - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks
# Jeni Pim
# Jeni Pim

'The virus kills people we love': Woman whose husband died from Covid-19 urges people to wear masks

Jan 23rd 2021, 9:09 AM 64,466 Views 116 Comments

To people who are “fed up” of the pandemic, Jeni Pim said: “I’m fed up with it as well, it has killed my soulmate.”

# face-masks - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Woman, 20s, charged over assault after dispute on mask wearing
# Arrest
# Arrest

Woman, 20s, charged over assault after dispute on mask wearing

Jan 17th 2021, 1:14 PM 102,756 Views 0 Comments

The woman assaulted a staff member at a premises where she had not worn a face covering.

# face-masks - Friday 15 January, 2021

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission
# Debunk
# Debunk

FactCheck: Yes, masks, including cloth masks, can help prevent Covid-19 transmission

Jan 15th 2021, 6:09 PM 25,882 Views 0 Comments

Studies have shown that masks can help prevent the spread of the virus.

# face-masks - Monday 7 December, 2020

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis
# Spsv
# Spsv

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis

Dec 7th 2020, 12:27 PM 14,417 Views 23 Comments

Drivers of taxis are entitled to refuse carriage to somebody not wearing a face covering under new regulations.

# face-masks - Friday 27 November, 2020

Taoiseach says 'strong evidence' that reopening wet pubs would mean 'far higher numbers far faster'
# Zero Pubs Of Christmas
# Zero Pubs Of Christmas

Taoiseach says 'strong evidence' that reopening wet pubs would mean 'far higher numbers far faster'

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 8:59 PM 52,807 Views 162 Comments

Restaurants will be allowed reopen from next Friday.

Face masks are now recommended 'on busy streets' and public asked to use 'common sense'
# Wear That Mask
# Wear That Mask

Face masks are now recommended 'on busy streets' and public asked to use 'common sense'

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 7:36 PM 37,103 Views 158 Comments

The government updated its guidance on mask-wearing this evening.

# face-masks - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Debunked: No, face masks 'sprayed with Teflon' are not causing flu-like symptoms
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, face masks 'sprayed with Teflon' are not causing flu-like symptoms

Nov 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 17,204 Views 15 Comments

This claim has been shared widely on Facebook recently.

# face-masks - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

'It's just not as good': HSE urges public to wear face masks instead of face visors where possible
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'It's just not as good': HSE urges public to wear face masks instead of face visors where possible

Nov 10th 2020, 6:12 PM 21,571 Views 44 Comments

The health service issued a warning about face visors today.

# face-masks - Friday 30 October, 2020

Eight people have files sent to DPP over failure to wear a face mask
# Compliance
# Compliance

Eight people have files sent to DPP over failure to wear a face mask

Oct 30th 2020, 6:56 PM 40,526 Views 64 Comments

The DPP will decide if criminal charges should be brought.

# face-masks - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds
# Schools
# Schools

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 16,012 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# face-masks - Monday 31 August, 2020

Concern about number of people wearing face masks under their chins or with noses exposed
# Protection
# Protection

Concern about number of people wearing face masks under their chins or with noses exposed

Aug 31st 2020, 8:14 PM 48,960 Views 60 Comments

Acting CMO Dr Ronan Glynn this evening warned improper use of face coverings could increase risk.

# face-masks - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Police break up gathering of thousands protesting pandemic restrictions in Germany
# Face Masks
# Face Masks

Police break up gathering of thousands protesting pandemic restrictions in Germany

Aug 29th 2020, 4:51 PM 36,324 Views 93 Comments

Germany recorded more than 1,500 new cases in the past 24 hours.

# face-masks - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says

Aug 26th 2020, 9:57 AM 56,513 Views 135 Comments

The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.

# face-masks - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk
# Carbon Dioxide
# Carbon Dioxide

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk

Aug 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 38,156 Views 136 Comments

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that wearing a mask causes people to breathe in their own carbon dioxide.

# face-masks - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?

Aug 13th 2020, 9:25 AM 51,325 Views 178 Comments

It is mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport.

# face-masks - Monday 10 August, 2020

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations

Aug 10th 2020, 12:27 PM 44,013 Views 103 Comments

You have to wear a face covering in most shops from today.

# face-masks - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings

Aug 5th 2020, 12:28 PM 26,541 Views 142 Comments

Face masks will become mandatory in all shops and retail centres from Monday.

# face-masks - Friday 17 July, 2020

Canada: Man shot by police at his home after incident sparked by refusal to wear face mask in shop
# Ontario
# Ontario

Canada: Man shot by police at his home after incident sparked by refusal to wear face mask in shop

Jul 17th 2020, 10:43 AM 53,261 Views 43 Comments

The man allegedly assaulted a grocery store employee before being shot on Wednesday.

# face-masks - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'

Jul 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 13,819 Views 12 Comments

Advocacy group Chime suggested that transparent face-shields should be allowed to be used instead.

# face-masks - Friday 10 July, 2020

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week

Jul 10th 2020, 5:28 PM 35,310 Views 135 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.

# face-masks - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:50 AM 24,820 Views 76 Comments

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

# face-masks - Monday 29 June, 2020

Mandatory use of face coverings on public transport 'likely' to be enforced through fines
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

Mandatory use of face coverings on public transport 'likely' to be enforced through fines

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 10:45 AM 40,274 Views 153 Comments

Enforcement will not begin for a number of weeks, the CEO of the National Transport Authority said.

# face-masks - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Cabinet meets today on Phase Three, with mandatory face coverings on public transport top of list
# Face Masks
# Face Masks

Cabinet meets today on Phase Three, with mandatory face coverings on public transport top of list

Jun 25th 2020, 8:22 AM 12,161 Views 14 Comments

A Cabinet sub-committee, meanwhile, has agreed to ease restrictions on air travel to some countries within Europe from July.

# face-masks - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport

Jun 24th 2020, 10:09 PM 50,502 Views 189 Comments

The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.

Trump uses derogatory 'kung flu' term, and still refuses to wear mask, at latest rally
# Arizona
# Arizona

Trump uses derogatory 'kung flu' term, and still refuses to wear mask, at latest rally

Jun 24th 2020, 8:54 AM 53,184 Views 107 Comments

In Phoenix, Trump hailed “patriotic young Americans who stand up tall for America and refuse to kneel to the radical left”.

# face-masks - Monday 22 June, 2020

Poll: Have you felt uncomfortable in a shop recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you felt uncomfortable in a shop recently?

Jun 22nd 2020, 10:09 AM 48,399 Views 114 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the lack of social distancing and people wearing masks in some instances.

# face-masks - Friday 12 June, 2020

Poll: Should face masks be provided for free to each household?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should face masks be provided for free to each household?

Jun 12th 2020, 9:47 AM 43,301 Views 86 Comments

People are advised to wear face coverings in certain settings, but it’s not mandatory.

# face-masks - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Explainer: What exactly is the latest advice on face masks and why you should wear them?
# Guidance
# Guidance

Explainer: What exactly is the latest advice on face masks and why you should wear them?

Jun 9th 2020, 11:28 AM 28,982 Views 83 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has said “we need to do better” in terms of the general public wearing face masks as recommended.

'I think we can do better': Dr Holohan urges more people to wear face masks in public
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

'I think we can do better': Dr Holohan urges more people to wear face masks in public

Jun 9th 2020, 7:28 AM 27,214 Views 67 Comments

The chief medical officer said he’d been shopping at the weekend and was struck by the number of people not wearing one.

# face-masks - Friday 5 June, 2020

Poll: Will you wear a mask when you use public transport?
# Face Covering
# Face Covering

Poll: Will you wear a mask when you use public transport?

Jun 5th 2020, 8:11 AM 36,020 Views 127 Comments

It will be mandatory in England from mid-June but advice on wearing face coverings here is guidance, not a rule.

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