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# lockdown - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'Nothing political, nothing stressful. Just calm tadpoles': Tyrone teen on her international TikTok fame
# Tadpole Girl
# Tadpole Girl

'Nothing political, nothing stressful. Just calm tadpoles': Tyrone teen on her international TikTok fame

Jun 11th 2020, 8:23 PM 21,573 Views 12 Comments

Hannah McSorley is affectionately known as “tadpole girl” and has an audience scattered across the USA, UK, Ireland and beyond.

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy

Jun 11th 2020, 11:25 AM 40,543 Views 31 Comments

David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# lockdown - Monday 8 June, 2020

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today

Jun 8th 2020, 5:29 PM 45,308 Views 20 Comments

From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.

'We need furniture, carpets, some plants': Large queue outside Ikea store in Dublin as Phase Two begins
# Waiting For Ikea
# Waiting For Ikea

'We need furniture, carpets, some plants': Large queue outside Ikea store in Dublin as Phase Two begins

Updated Jun 8th 2020, 1:00 PM 99,086 Views 98 Comments

Some shops and other businesses are permitted to reopen from today.

# lockdown - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Harris says there is 'a slight potential increase' in the Covid-19 reproductive rate
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Harris says there is 'a slight potential increase' in the Covid-19 reproductive rate

Jun 4th 2020, 5:16 PM 39,269 Views 86 Comments

Harris said the country is still effectively suppressing the growth of the virus.

# lockdown - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach

Jun 3rd 2020, 1:45 PM 36,835 Views 72 Comments

However, the country’s top epidemiologist defended the decision not to impose a strict lockdown.

# lockdown - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder?

May 31st 2020, 10:40 AM 56,766 Views 51 Comments

Are you happy to soak up the sun from your garden or do you crave a populated beach?

# lockdown - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Micheál Martin says there is 'no serious justification' for the 5km and 20km limit
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Micheál Martin says there is 'no serious justification' for the 5km and 20km limit

May 27th 2020, 3:34 PM 78,799 Views 101 Comments

Decisions on any changes to the roadmap will only be made after 5 June, Varadkar said today.

# lockdown - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Former UK health secretary says Dominic Cummings was in 'clear breach of lockdown rules'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Former UK health secretary says Dominic Cummings was in 'clear breach of lockdown rules'

Updated May 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 67,301 Views 114 Comments

Senior Tory figures have said it was “humiliating” to watch cabinet ministers defend Dominic Cummings.

# lockdown - Monday 25 May, 2020

Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures

May 25th 2020, 10:10 PM 43,199 Views 57 Comments

Mark Rutte today announced the recent death of his 96-year-old mother in a care home in The Hague.

# lockdown - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Lockdown left Lewis Hamilton questioning his Formula One future
# Doubt
From The42
# Doubt

Lockdown left Lewis Hamilton questioning his Formula One future

May 24th 2020, 7:58 PM 3,986 Views 3 Comments

The star admitted to struggling for motivation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings
# Dominic Cummings
# Dominic Cummings

Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings

May 24th 2020, 7:25 PM 45,659 Views 54 Comments

The UK Prime Minister is being criticised for defending his senior adviser’s actions in driving 260 miles during lockdown.

# lockdown - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision'
# New Deal
From The42
# New Deal

'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision'

May 20th 2020, 4:06 PM 9,411 Views 11 Comments

Jordi Murphy has signed a new two-contract to keep him at Ulster until 2022 at least.

# lockdown - Monday 18 May, 2020

Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi arrested at his home and released on bail
# Lockdown Breach
From The42
# Lockdown Breach

Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi arrested at his home and released on bail

May 18th 2020, 4:54 PM 13,502 Views 5 Comments

Police and ambulance services were called at 4am on Sunday morning after a woman was reported ‘unwell’.

# lockdown - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President
# Lifting The Lockdown
# Lifting The Lockdown

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

May 17th 2020, 8:34 PM 45,896 Views 49 Comments

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

# lockdown - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Spanish government to seek one-month extension of state of emergency
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Spanish government to seek one-month extension of state of emergency

May 16th 2020, 6:29 PM 33,417 Views 22 Comments

It would mean the state of emergency that is currently set to expire on 24 May would last until late June, if approved.

# lockdown - Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated May 15th 2020, 9:44 PM 37,539 Views 29 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

Taoiseach confirms 'it is safe' to go ahead with Phase One of re-opening from Monday
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach confirms 'it is safe' to go ahead with Phase One of re-opening from Monday

May 15th 2020, 4:20 PM 194,538 Views 142 Comments

The announcement comes after Cabinet met today to discuss advice given by NPHET.

Florida police issue arrest warrants for NFL players after alleged robbery at party
# Miramar
From The42
# Miramar

Florida police issue arrest warrants for NFL players after alleged robbery at party

May 15th 2020, 11:37 AM 5,487 Views 3 Comments

Witnesses told police the two allegedly took thousands of dollars in cash, expensive watches and other valuables.

Zoombombing, FaceTiming and finding your light: surviving working from home
# Working Remotely
# Working Remotely

Zoombombing, FaceTiming and finding your light: surviving working from home

May 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,132 Views 4 Comments

Sarah Geraghty offers some helpful advice to those dealing with new forms of communication via technology.

# lockdown - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Varadkar 'increasingly confident' Phase One of lifting restrictions will begin on Monday
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Varadkar 'increasingly confident' Phase One of lifting restrictions will begin on Monday

May 14th 2020, 1:31 PM 22,653 Views 48 Comments

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said there are questions to be asked about how the country is re-started and the logic behind the decisions.

# lockdown - Monday 11 May, 2020

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official

May 11th 2020, 9:31 PM 27,313 Views 41 Comments

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow
# Recovery
# Recovery

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow

Updated May 11th 2020, 8:38 PM 16,211 Views 9 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill have emphasised their ‘stay at home” message.

# lockdown - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Politicians in NI to meet tomorrow to discuss plan for any easing of Covid-19 restrictions
# Stay Home
# Stay Home

Politicians in NI to meet tomorrow to discuss plan for any easing of Covid-19 restrictions

May 10th 2020, 9:41 PM 12,978 Views 32 Comments

This evening, Boris Johnson set out his government’s roadmap for the easing of restrictions.

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases

May 10th 2020, 4:32 PM 65,775 Views 50 Comments

The spikes have caused concerns about the implications of loosening restrictions.

# lockdown - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Fears of second wave hang over Covid-19 containment successes around the world
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Fears of second wave hang over Covid-19 containment successes around the world

May 7th 2020, 12:58 PM 30,826 Views 39 Comments

Authorities in many countries are drawing up plans to cope with a resurgence in cases, as lockdowns are eased.

# lockdown - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

More than 30,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in the UK
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

More than 30,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in the UK

May 6th 2020, 5:29 PM 35,030 Views 43 Comments

The UK has the highest death toll in Europe, and the second highest globally behind the US.

# lockdown - Monday 4 May, 2020

Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown

May 4th 2020, 7:42 AM 31,948 Views 7 Comments

It comes after the country reported its lowest toll since 10 March yesterday.

# lockdown - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Manchester United to speak to Marcos Rojo after lockdown breach
# Argentina
From The42
# Argentina

Manchester United to speak to Marcos Rojo after lockdown breach

May 3rd 2020, 9:59 PM 13,985 Views 17 Comments

The 30-year-old, on loan at Estudiantes, was seen playing cards and smoking with friends in his homeland.

Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as Spain records lowest daily death toll in seven weeks
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as Spain records lowest daily death toll in seven weeks

May 3rd 2020, 1:34 PM 21,220 Views 14 Comments

Despite the reopenings, experts have cautioned that many countries are still not through the worst of their outbreaks yet.

# lockdown - Saturday 2 May, 2020

A simple recipe for fruit soda bread and some thoughts on the lockdown, from an expert Co Down baker
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

A simple recipe for fruit soda bread and some thoughts on the lockdown, from an expert Co Down baker

May 2nd 2020, 10:30 AM 40,367 Views 17 Comments

Tracey Jeffrey had built a breadmaking business that relied on tourism, but when that stopped overnight, she decided to bake for her neighbours.

# lockdown - Friday 1 May, 2020

Taoiseach to outline 'roadmap' to lifting restrictions today - here's what we know so far
# Out Of Lockdown
# Out Of Lockdown

Taoiseach to outline 'roadmap' to lifting restrictions today - here's what we know so far

May 1st 2020, 12:10 AM 77,224 Views 139 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will outline the plan this evening.

# lockdown - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Travel restrictions will not be amended to stop Northern Ireland day-trippers
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Travel restrictions will not be amended to stop Northern Ireland day-trippers

Apr 30th 2020, 3:18 PM 28,281 Views 80 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he has consulted with the Attorney General in relation to the loophole.

# lockdown - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

NRL's planned May restart given 'warning shot' after players flout rules
# 5th Tackle
From The42
# 5th Tackle

NRL's planned May restart given 'warning shot' after players flout rules

Apr 29th 2020, 11:10 AM 3,603 Views 1 Comment

Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr were also charged with firearms offences after they went on a weekend camping trip.

# lockdown - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'As long-awaited as it is risky': French government outlines lifting of restrictions from 11 May
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'As long-awaited as it is risky': French government outlines lifting of restrictions from 11 May

Apr 28th 2020, 9:26 PM 24,754 Views 41 Comments

All the lockdown will be lifted gradually, the French Prime Minister warned today restrictions could still be extended.

# lockdown - Monday 27 April, 2020

Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused
# Lockdown
From The42
# Lockdown

Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused

Apr 27th 2020, 9:30 PM 17,282 Views 13 Comments

The province’s senior coach hasn’t been wasting his time back home in Leeds.

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall
# Jacinda Ardern
# Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall

Apr 27th 2020, 7:11 AM 29,148 Views 36 Comments

The country reported five new cases of the virus today but has not seen widespread community transition.

Italy sets out plans to ease Europe's longest lockdown
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Italy sets out plans to ease Europe's longest lockdown

Apr 27th 2020, 7:08 AM 22,935 Views 17 Comments

The country has give the green light for wholesale stores and restaurants to resume business on 4 May.

# lockdown - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions

Apr 25th 2020, 3:51 PM 33,453 Views 39 Comments

It comes as the global death toll has edged closer to 200,000.

# lockdown - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall
# Restart Options
From The42
# Restart Options

Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall

Apr 23rd 2020, 12:24 PM 5,846 Views 9 Comments

St Patrick’s Athletic president Tom O’Mahony believes playing behind closed doors is not an option, however.