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# level-5 - Today’s News

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

# level-5 - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Minister says Christmas 'free-for-all' could lead to January lockdown

Pippa Hackett said businesses reopening and closing again wouldn’t suit anybody.

# level-5 - Friday 20 November, 2020

Four weeks into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

HPSC data shows that the 14-day incidence rate in a number of counties is rising.

# level-5 - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy

Pressure has also been mounting on Micheál Martin to set out that the country will not return to another lockdown after Christmas.

29 retailers found in alleged breach of Level 5 restrictions this month

The alleged breaches were discovered as part of Operation Treoraím.

# level-5 - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'Uncertainty and irritation': IBEC chief Danny McCoy takes aim at NPHET members over communications

IBEC has called for an early exit from Level 5 for retailers.

# level-5 - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

The unemployment rate was at 20% at the end of October, says CSO

The Covid-19 adjusted measure of unemployment is currently estimated to have been 501,640 at the end of October.

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet

Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.

Covid-19: NPHET members called for more enforcement of Level 3 measures before proposed move to Level 5

The suggestion was made at a meeting of the public health team last month.

Poll: Have you met friends socially outdoors during Level 5? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you met friends socially outdoors during Level 5?

The government is set to give gardaí the power to fine people who gather outside to drink alcohol.

# level-5 - Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

Taoiseach says 'takeaway pints phenomenon' to be reviewed and could be stopped

Micheál Martin said the government will ‘look very seriously’ at stopping the practice.

# level-5 - Friday 13 November, 2020

Halfway through Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped by over 50% in the past two weeks.

'We must see this through': Taoiseach urges people to keep adhering to Level 5 restrictions

The Taoiseach issued a statement today marking the mid-way point of Level 5 restrictions currently in place.

# level-5 - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach

Micheal Martin said he would give advanced notice to businesses ahead of December.

# level-5 - Monday 9 November, 2020

Shooting enthusiast brings High Court action over potential Level 5 prosecution

John Flannery fears that persons engaged in rough shooting could end up facing a criminal prosecution, which he claims is unlawful.

HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease

Reid told Newstalk Breakfast people will still need to limit their social contacts after 1 December.

# level-5 - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts

Limits on the number of close contacts could be used to keep transmission low after Level 5 restrictions are eased.

There have been high levels of compliance with Level 5 restrictions since they were brought in, say gardaí

There have been just 13 incidents where travel restrictions are suspected to be breached.

# level-5 - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Dr Colm Henry: 'Isolation' felt by older people should be considered when lifting Level 5 restrictions

Current restrictions are set to be eased on 1 December.

# level-5 - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5

Almost 330,000 people are now receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# level-5 - Monday 2 November, 2020

Public urged to keep guard up as Covid-19 cases fall

Health officials last night confirmed 552 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and two more deaths.

Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?

We’re set for another month of Level 5.

# level-5 - Friday 30 October, 2020

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission

Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.

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

The DPP will decide if criminal charges should be brought.

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach Level 5 This post contains videos

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach

The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.

Almost all Phoenix Park gates to close to vehicular traffic on weekends for duration of Level 5

The gates will close as normal at 11pm on Fridays and reopen at 7am on Mondays.

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

One week into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?

Public Health officials have cautioned that it is too early to say if any trend has emerged.

# level-5 - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Motorists urged to slow down when approaching Garda checkpoints

Gardaí in particular are urging drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to reduce their speed.

# level-5 - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect

The WHO special envoy says he doesn’t accept that the virus will inevitably require ‘draconian responses’ to be rolled out.

# level-5 - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

# level-5 - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Tánaiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE

The Tánaiste said it was “totally unfair” for retailers staying open in this way and that gardaí would be enforcing legislation.

It won't be anything like a normal Christmas but some retailers are hopeful online sales will keep things ticking over

Business owners wonder what the shortened seasonal lead-in will mean for them.

# level-5 - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe

Baker Ray O’Neill shares his views on Level 5 restrictions where he says supporting local is vital. He has two delicious bread recipes for you.

Explainer: Why are some non-essential retailers continuing to operate in Level 5?

What exactly do the government guidelines say about retailers?

# level-5 - Friday 23 October, 2020

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims

Retail Excellence Ireland has said it is writing to the Tánaiste over its concerns.

Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says

NTA CEO Anne Graham said today that there are “more people travelling than need to travel” which is putting pressure on capacity.

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week

On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.

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