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# government - Friday 16 October, 2020

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

# government - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

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

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

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

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'

“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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# government - Thursday 6 August, 2020

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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 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 This post contains a poll

# government - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Mayo councillors hail Dara Calleary appointment as 'positive' step after initial Cabinet snub

Yesterday the Taoiseach announced that Calleary would take over from Barry Cowen as agriculture minister.

# government - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time

Restrictions on indoor gatherings to 50 and outdoors to 200 will also remain until August 10.

# government - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff

Labour’s Alan Kelly questioned why the foreign affairs minister is getting a security package at a cost of €200,000.

# government - Sunday 5 July, 2020

From The42 Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events Rules

Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events

Manchester City are due to host Real Madrid in the Champions League in August.

# government - Thursday 2 July, 2020

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider

Is it a seamless process or can there be bumps in the road? We ask former government press secretary Feargal Purcell as the new government gets settled in.

# government - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From 'unthinkable' to inevitable: How FF and FG learned to stop worrying and enter coalition

It was “unthinkable” a few generations ago, but the two old enemies have now entered government.

'We can overcome the toughest challenges': Martin's speech to the Dáil after being elected Taoiseach

Martin said helping society and the economy to recover will be at the centre of everything the new government does.

# government - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the draft programme for government?

The draft programme for government was agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party on Monday.

# government - Friday 19 June, 2020

From The42 GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement Fast Track

GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement

A review of the GAA’s plans will take place over the weekend.

From The42 Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport Support

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport

The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU will collectively receive up to €40million.

# government - Monday 15 June, 2020

McDonald accuses FG and FF of 'clinging to each other' to stay in power

It comes as Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Eamon Ryan signed an agreement to form a coalition.

Agreed timeline for rotating Taoiseach will see Martin take reins until end of 2022

Micheál Martin will be Taoiseach for the first two years of the next government, before Leo Varadkar takes the top job again.

Leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party agree on draft programme for government

The programme will now have to be voted on by the parties’ members.

From The42 Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers Open Letter

Marcus Rashford pleads for Government rethink on free school meal vouchers

The Manchester United and England striker has written an emotional open letter to MPs calling for free meals to continue through the summer holidays.

# government - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

# government - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with how the government has been handling the Covid-19 crisis?

Ireland is due to move into Phase 2 of easing restrictions in the second week of June.

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