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# level-5 - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Cabinet set to green light restaurants reopening after NPHET recommends takeaway only in December
# Covid19
# Covid19

Cabinet set to green light restaurants reopening after NPHET recommends takeaway only in December

Updated Nov 26th 2020, 10:29 PM 151,058 Views 169 Comments
  • A full Cabinet meeting will be held tomorrow to consider recommendations.
  • If approved by Cabinet tomorrow, all dining is expected to take place in controlled indoor settings.
  • NPHET recommended that pubs and restaurants serve takeaway only in December.

# level-5 - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Government considering advising people against travel to Northern Ireland, says Tánaiste

Updated Nov 25th 2020, 9:10 PM 135,970 Views 123 Comments
  • NPHET is expected to make recommendations to government after its meeting today.
  • The Taoiseach is set to make an address to the nation on Friday.

# level-5 - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Cinemas, galleries and museums set to re-open next week, but Dáil told January restrictions may be needed
# Lifting Level 5
# Lifting Level 5

Cinemas, galleries and museums set to re-open next week, but Dáil told January restrictions may be needed

Nov 24th 2020, 6:55 PM 48,669 Views 57 Comments

The Dáil is debating the next steps the government should take in moving out of Level 5 restrictions.

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 5:33 PM 106,685 Views 96 Comments

Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
# Reopening
# Reopening

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Nov 24th 2020, 12:53 PM 26,955 Views 29 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

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

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

Nov 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 60,212 Views 81 Comments

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
# All I Want For Christmas
# All I Want For Christmas

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

Nov 22nd 2020, 4:37 PM 59,913 Views 87 Comments

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?
# Data
# Data

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

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 9:00 AM 55,170 Views 89 Comments

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
# Lifting Level 5
# Lifting Level 5

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

Nov 19th 2020, 5:25 PM 44,015 Views 54 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Nov 19th 2020, 4:16 PM 38,388 Views 35 Comments

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
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

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

Nov 18th 2020, 11:22 AM 17,255 Views 34 Comments

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
# Level 5
# Level 5

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

Nov 17th 2020, 8:39 PM 19,244 Views 20 Comments

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
# Level 5

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

Nov 17th 2020, 7:23 PM 42,618 Views 57 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Nov 17th 2020, 4:19 PM 33,330 Views 49 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Nov 17th 2020, 10:01 AM 62,285 Views 54 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Nov 16th 2020, 1:30 PM 25,583 Views 29 Comments

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
# Street Drinking
# Street Drinking

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

Nov 16th 2020, 1:04 PM 84,401 Views 118 Comments

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?
# Level 5
# Level 5

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

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 10:40 AM 70,812 Views 73 Comments

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
# Halfway Point
# Halfway Point

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

Nov 13th 2020, 7:36 AM 21,015 Views 72 Comments

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
# Level 3
# Level 3

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

Nov 11th 2020, 4:40 PM 64,285 Views 111 Comments

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
# Pheasant Season
# Pheasant Season

Shooting enthusiast brings High Court action over potential Level 5 prosecution

Nov 9th 2020, 5:35 PM 43,499 Views 0 Comments

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
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

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

Nov 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 36,783 Views 21 Comments

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
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

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

Nov 7th 2020, 2:24 PM 98,398 Views 55 Comments

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
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

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

Nov 7th 2020, 12:49 PM 27,318 Views 35 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Nov 5th 2020, 5:56 PM 23,431 Views 14 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

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

Nov 3rd 2020, 3:52 PM 9,095 Views 13 Comments

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
# Level 5
# Level 5

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

Nov 2nd 2020, 9:24 AM 27,437 Views 55 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:14 AM 62,949 Views 96 Comments

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
# Nphet
# Nphet

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

Oct 30th 2020, 7:27 PM 35,421 Views 50 Comments

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
# Compliance
# Compliance

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

Oct 30th 2020, 6:56 PM 40,494 Views 63 Comments

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
# Level 5

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

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 5:01 PM 212,130 Views 219 Comments

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
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

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

Oct 30th 2020, 1:17 PM 46,723 Views 54 Comments

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?
# Essential Or Non-essential
# Essential Or Non-essential

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

Oct 30th 2020, 11:00 AM 81,104 Views 122 Comments

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?
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

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

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 85,933 Views 75 Comments

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
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

Motorists urged to slow down when approaching Garda checkpoints

Oct 29th 2020, 11:33 AM 35,982 Views 56 Comments

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
# Level 5
# Level 5

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

Oct 28th 2020, 4:59 PM 50,298 Views 41 Comments

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
# Level 5
# Level 5

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

Oct 27th 2020, 7:02 PM 39,102 Views 23 Comments

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
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

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

Oct 25th 2020, 3:15 PM 83,382 Views 138 Comments

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
# Yule Want To Read This
# Yule Want To Read This

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

Oct 25th 2020, 7:15 AM 24,341 Views 34 Comments

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
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

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

Oct 24th 2020, 7:30 AM 28,519 Views 3 Comments

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.