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# level-5 - Sunday 25 October, 2020

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 28,535 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.

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

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

Oct 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 242,010 Views 49 Comments

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
# Renting
# Renting

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

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:32 PM 16,198 Views 21 Comments

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
# Level 5
# Level 5

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

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:26 PM 151,381 Views 173 Comments

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
# Capacity
# Capacity

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

Oct 23rd 2020, 11:18 AM 19,030 Views 27 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 51,894 Views 26 Comments

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.

# level-5 - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Nine people charged following anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city centre
# Grafton Street
# Grafton Street

Nine people charged following anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city centre

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 10:30 PM 129,821 Views 31 Comments

An investigation focused on the organisers of the protest is now underway.

Bus drivers describe 'mayhem' as Level 5 reduces public transport capacity
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

Bus drivers describe 'mayhem' as Level 5 reduces public transport capacity

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:11 PM 67,460 Views 31 Comments

The NRBU has called for staggered school and work times to manage public transport demand.

Taoiseach says people traveling beyond 5km limit with a reasonable excuse should have no fear about facing fines
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says people traveling beyond 5km limit with a reasonable excuse should have no fear about facing fines

Oct 22nd 2020, 3:53 PM 77,037 Views 62 Comments

There are about 25 reasons listed that allow people to travel beyond their 5km limit.

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness
# Level 5
# Level 5

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:37 AM 150,935 Views 161 Comments

Rachel O’Neill lives with anxiety and depression and says ‘bad actors’ using mental health as an excuse to keep gyms open in Level 5 is unforgivable.

Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks?
# Level 5
# Level 5

Poll: Do you plan to exercise more over the next six weeks?

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:41 AM 36,602 Views 79 Comments

The country is under Level 5 restrictions until 1 December.

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy
# Level 5
# Level 5

Roisin Shortall: Human behaviour, not just data, must be factored into the Government Covid strategy

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 19,571 Views 22 Comments

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall says NPHET and the Government are not factoring in human behaviour and our social structures in their attempts to stop Covid-19.

'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Hundreds' of rolling checkpoints and community patrols - Gardaí to roll out high visibility operation for Level 5

Oct 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 62,853 Views 115 Comments

The entire country has now entered Level 5 of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Level 5 restrictions have just kicked in - here's what they are
# A Reminder
# A Reminder

The Level 5 restrictions have just kicked in - here's what they are

Oct 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 74,715 Views 49 Comments

Two households can meet outdoors for things like exercise, funerals allowed up to 25 mourners, and fines for breaching the rules.

# level-5 - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Electric Ireland announces moratorium on energy disconnections during Level 5 restrictions

Oct 21st 2020, 6:44 PM 21,055 Views 10 Comments

The six-week restrictions begin tomorrow.

Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Golf clubs to close under Level 5 restrictions

Oct 21st 2020, 5:54 PM 57,031 Views 89 Comments

The GUI and ILGU say they have sought clarity over whether driving ranges and practice facilities can remain open for exempted activities.

GAA confirm minor and U20 championships will be halted from midnight
# Level 5
From The42
# Level 5

GAA confirm minor and U20 championships will be halted from midnight

Updated Oct 21st 2020, 1:30 PM 34,528 Views 36 Comments

Dublin and Galway were set to meet in the final of the U20 Football Championship on Saturday, but that will not go ahead.

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?

Oct 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,956 Views 22 Comments

We take a look at the facts and figures on this week’s podcast.

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?

Oct 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 45,826 Views 92 Comments

The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.

# level-5 - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Fines of €1,000 for house parties, and up to €500 for other breaches of Covid-19 rules
# Level 5
# Level 5

Fines of €1,000 for house parties, and up to €500 for other breaches of Covid-19 rules

Updated Oct 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 161,830 Views 255 Comments

Gardaí will still not be allowed to enter someone’s home.

Here's the letter from Tony Holohan that recommended Level 5 for six weeks
# Dear Health Minister
# Dear Health Minister

Here's the letter from Tony Holohan that recommended Level 5 for six weeks

Oct 20th 2020, 9:10 PM 78,159 Views 73 Comments

The Chief Medical Officer sent the letter to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly last Thursday.

CMO and Deputy CMO lay out the figures behind Covid-19 testing in schools
# Close Contact Testing
# Close Contact Testing

CMO and Deputy CMO lay out the figures behind Covid-19 testing in schools

Oct 20th 2020, 7:07 PM 72,233 Views 67 Comments

Close contact testing in schools has yielded a positivity rate of 2.8%.

Level 5: Taoiseach outlines R0 target and says 'reward is to get the shops open'
# Return To Lockdown
# Return To Lockdown

Level 5: Taoiseach outlines R0 target and says 'reward is to get the shops open'

Oct 20th 2020, 3:46 PM 33,606 Views 66 Comments

Michéal Martin says the aim is to “get the R number consistently below 1″.

'There is no logic to it': Garden centre owners wonder why they're being forced to close their doors in Level 5
# Garden Centres
# Garden Centres

'There is no logic to it': Garden centre owners wonder why they're being forced to close their doors in Level 5

Oct 20th 2020, 3:39 PM 60,722 Views 56 Comments

Along with other ‘non-essential’ retailers like bookshops, they can operate online.

O'Brien says 'blanket' eviction ban to take effect while government will engage with banks on mortgage breaks
# Level 5
# Level 5

O'Brien says 'blanket' eviction ban to take effect while government will engage with banks on mortgage breaks

Oct 20th 2020, 9:16 AM 20,059 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said today that engaging with the banks on mortgage breaks is the “least the minister of finance should do”.

# level-5 - Monday 19 October, 2020

People living alone and parents sharing custody can have 'social bubbles' under new Covid-19 restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People living alone and parents sharing custody can have 'social bubbles' under new Covid-19 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:23 PM 58,044 Views 41 Comments

The measure will permit people who live alone to interact with another household.

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect

Oct 19th 2020, 10:18 PM 110,355 Views 97 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the measures earlier today.

Level 5: These are the essential retail outlets and services allowed open under the new restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Level 5: These are the essential retail outlets and services allowed open under the new restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 10:07 PM 536,475 Views 205 Comments

New restrictions are to come into force across the country – so what does this mean for retail?

Green light for senior GAA Championships as elite sport exempt from Level 5 restrictions
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Green light for senior GAA Championships as elite sport exempt from Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 9:51 PM 52,866 Views 96 Comments

The exemption will leave international rugby and European football available for viewing from home.

Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions
# Weddings
# Weddings

Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 9:23 PM 46,182 Views 73 Comments

Cabinet signed off on new Covid-19 restrictions earlier today.

'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5

Oct 19th 2020, 9:15 PM 160,466 Views 397 Comments

The announcement comes two weeks after NPHET first recommended that Ireland move to Level 5.

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 6:54 PM 469,615 Views 407 Comments

It follows advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) last week.

Ahead of today's announcement, here are the differences between Level 4 and Level 5 Covid restrictions
# The Next Level
# The Next Level

Ahead of today's announcement, here are the differences between Level 4 and Level 5 Covid restrictions

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 9:40 AM 247,613 Views 103 Comments

It’s understood that a middle ground between Level 4 and Level 5 is a probable scenario for the coming weeks.

# level-5 - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday

Updated Oct 17th 2020, 9:27 PM 345,637 Views 334 Comments

Government leaders met today to discuss the recommendation to move to Level 5.

# level-5 - 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 422,513 Views 542 Comments

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

What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?

Oct 16th 2020, 5:09 PM 70,655 Views 79 Comments

It has changed a bit since the last time NPHET recommended Level 5.

Poll: Should Ireland increase its level of Covid-19 restrictions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland increase its level of Covid-19 restrictions?

Oct 16th 2020, 10:01 AM 95,697 Views 193 Comments

The Government already rejected NPHET’s Level 5 recommendation earlier this month and instead opted for Level 3.

# level-5 - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'

Oct 14th 2020, 6:08 PM 30,558 Views 58 Comments

Norma Foley reiterated the government’s ‘absolute determination’ to keep schools open.

# level-5 - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
# Circuit Break
# Circuit Break

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 4:09 PM 325,969 Views 372 Comments

The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.