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# government - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date
# In The Spotlight
From The42
# In The Spotlight

Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date

Apr 1st 2021, 12:58 PM 7,063 Views 23 Comments

Members of the Dublin squad were reported to have gathered for a training session at the Innisfails GAA club.

# government - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Explainer: Gardaí and teachers unhappy as Ireland dumps vaccine roll-out plan to follow aged-based UK model

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 9:37 PM 80,170 Views 132 Comments

The overhaul of the vaccine categories follows recommendations from NIAC.

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 22,087 Views 46 Comments

This measure takes effect immediately.

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April
# Return To Play
From The42
# Return To Play

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 6:31 PM 19,866 Views 53 Comments

The Government announced the latest on the easing of restrictions this evening.

# government - 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 58,465 Views 66 Comments

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

# government - Thursday 25 March, 2021

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'
# Zero Covid
# Zero Covid

FactCheck: No, the Tánaiste did not say lockdown would continue 'indefinitely'

Mar 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 24,400 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar was talking about the Zero Covid strategy and mandatory hotel quarantine.

# government - Thursday 25 February, 2021

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?

Feb 25th 2021, 7:50 AM 29,421 Views 64 Comments

We take a look for this week’s podcast episode.

# government - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season
# Return To Play
From The42
# Return To Play

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season

Feb 23rd 2021, 9:58 PM 29,362 Views 9 Comments

Inter-county training is unlikely to resume until after 5 April.

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 147,574 Views 330 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April

# government - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Majority of Italians signal support as 'Super' Mario Draghi sworn in as new prime minister
# Top Job
# Top Job

Majority of Italians signal support as 'Super' Mario Draghi sworn in as new prime minister

Feb 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 9,166 Views 6 Comments

The veteran politician formerly held the top job at the European Central Bank.

# government - Friday 12 February, 2021

Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government
# Italy
# Italy

Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government

Feb 12th 2021, 8:06 PM 8,552 Views 5 Comments

Draghi has also submitted the names of his Cabinet members to President Sergio Mattarella, who has the job of naming them.

# government - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says
# Level 5
# Level 5

Travellers into Ireland to be subject to mandatory quarantine at home or in a hotel, government says

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 6:16 PM 58,848 Views 75 Comments

Micheál Martin announced the extended measures this afternoon.

# government - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 9:45 PM 102,720 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

# government - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?
# Advice
# Advice

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?

Jan 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 58,310 Views 0 Comments

This week, Health Mininister Stephen Donnelly denied the government had gone against public health advice.

# government - Monday 14 December, 2020

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
# Every Contact Counts
# Every Contact Counts

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas

Dec 14th 2020, 5:57 PM 13,977 Views 17 Comments

Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.

# government - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?
# Student Nurses
# Student Nurses

Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?

Dec 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 20,969 Views 40 Comments

The government last week voted against a motion to pay student nurses on placement.

# government - Friday 16 October, 2020

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 10:05 PM 422,605 Views 539 Comments

The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.

# government - Monday 5 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday
# New Measures
# New Measures

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 9:09 PM 182,493 Views 192 Comments

NPHET had recommended that the country enter Level 5 – the highest level of restrictions.

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns

Oct 5th 2020, 5:13 PM 51,151 Views 75 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey believes case numbers will continue to rise if the Government rejects NPHET’s advice.

# government - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

Oct 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,087 Views 49 Comments

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

# government - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'
# Employer Liability
# Employer Liability

Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'

Sep 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,362 Views 18 Comments

The Department of Business expressed concern about the liability for the State and businesses.

# government - Friday 25 September, 2020

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference
# Working From Home
# Working From Home

Argentina lawmaker suspended after kissing his partner's breasts during video conference

Sep 25th 2020, 5:25 PM 168,778 Views 44 Comments

Juan Emilio Ameri said he did not think he was connected to the internet at that particular moment.

# government - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Government will 'act on' any NPHET recommendations for Dublin before weekend, Helen McEntee says

Sep 17th 2020, 9:13 AM 41,390 Views 124 Comments

Dublin has seen a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

# government - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Any attendance at Leinster game likely to be made up of players and their families
# Guidelines
From The42
# Guidelines

Any attendance at Leinster game likely to be made up of players and their families

Sep 15th 2020, 3:14 PM 5,940 Views 5 Comments

The government’s new ‘Living with Covid’ document allows for up to up to 200 spectators.

# government - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says
# Government
# Government

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Sep 13th 2020, 1:10 PM 40,084 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

# government - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

Sep 12th 2020, 12:51 PM 45,458 Views 75 Comments

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

# government - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers
# Redundancy
# Redundancy

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers

Sep 8th 2020, 4:42 PM 20,553 Views 33 Comments

The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.

# government - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'
# Vintner Is Coming
# Vintner Is Coming

Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'

Updated Sep 2nd 2020, 12:55 PM 101,713 Views 92 Comments

Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.

# government - Monday 24 August, 2020

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal
# Seamus Woulfe
# Seamus Woulfe

'Judicial arm of government will have to deal with this': Martin says he can't call for Supreme Court judge's dismissal

Aug 24th 2020, 11:41 AM 31,559 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin said the judiciary must deal with the matter.

Two-thirds of pubs still closed outside Dublin say they'll go out of business by January if current conditions persist
# Vintners
# Vintners

Two-thirds of pubs still closed outside Dublin say they'll go out of business by January if current conditions persist

Aug 24th 2020, 7:38 AM 29,055 Views 60 Comments

So-called wet pubs don’t expect to be permitted to re-open any time soon.

# government - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Into a storm': Failing on schools could shatter Martin's already troubled leadership

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:15 AM 54,461 Views 79 Comments

Government has spent the summer planning for the reopening of schools next Thursday.

# government - Friday 21 August, 2020

'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event
# Liveline
# Liveline

'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event

Aug 21st 2020, 3:50 PM 37,929 Views 115 Comments

RTÉ’s Liveline received calls from members of the public expressing anger and disappointment over the event.

Micheál Martin removes party whip from three Fianna Fáil senators who attended golf event
# Golf Society
# Golf Society

Micheál Martin removes party whip from three Fianna Fáil senators who attended golf event

Aug 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 42,089 Views 70 Comments

The party whip has been removed from senators Paul Daly, Aidan Davitt and Niall Blaney.

# government - Monday 10 August, 2020

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion
# Beirut Explosion
# Beirut Explosion

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion

Aug 10th 2020, 5:58 PM 24,434 Views 24 Comments

The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.

# government - Friday 7 August, 2020

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed
# Off
From The42
# Off

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 2:00 PM 11,336 Views 2 Comments

The First Minister said Dons players ‘blatantly broke’ coronavirus protocols when they spent Saturday night in a bar.

# government - Thursday 6 August, 2020

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI chief Roy Barrett responds to directors' claims on eve of special meeting

Updated Aug 6th 2020, 8:00 PM 17,483 Views 14 Comments

The statement has since earned a reply from Deputy Marc MacSharry. who stands by his criticisms of Barrett.

# government - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?

Aug 5th 2020, 8:27 AM 67,725 Views 171 Comments

The Taoiseach said yesterday he had “enormous sympathy” for the plight of publicans.

# government - Friday 31 July, 2020

Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures
# Green List
# Green List

Ryanair launches High Court action against the Irish government over 'unconstitutional' travel measures

Jul 31st 2020, 4:47 PM 26,489 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair is taking the action aimed at setting aside the so-called green list published by government.

# government - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says
# Barry Cowen
# Barry Cowen

Barry Cowen ministerial sacking was 'particularly personally difficult', Micheál Martin says

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:55 PM 23,113 Views 42 Comments

Barry Cowen was sacked from his role as Minister for Agriculture by Martin last week.

Poll: Do you think the new government is doing a good job so far?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the new government is doing a good job so far?

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:21 AM 69,331 Views 113 Comments

Have your say.

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