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# micheal-martin - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Pubs and restaurants face Christmas uncertainty due to restrictions
# Christmas Drinks
# Christmas Drinks

Pubs and restaurants face Christmas uncertainty due to restrictions

Oct 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 32,462 Views 69 Comments

Once the six-week lockdown is over, it is envisaged that the country will remain at Level 3 until the New Year.

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 33,611 Views 66 Comments

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

# micheal-martin - Monday 19 October, 2020

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 110,393 Views 97 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the measures earlier today.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 17 October, 2020

The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now?
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now?

Oct 17th 2020, 12:04 AM 113,188 Views 145 Comments

Michael Martin will meet Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan about that very question later today.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 7:54 PM 26,720 Views 45 Comments

EU leaders met today in Brussels for a two-day summit.

# micheal-martin - Monday 12 October, 2020

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Oct 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,162 Views 36 Comments

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

# micheal-martin - Friday 9 October, 2020

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass
# Level 3
# Level 3

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass

Oct 9th 2020, 7:34 AM 33,206 Views 108 Comments

The four archbishops have requested a meeting with Micheál Martin.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Taoiseach doesn't know what NPHET will recommend, but says roadmap allows for graduated level increases
# Covid Roadmap
# Covid Roadmap

Taoiseach doesn't know what NPHET will recommend, but says roadmap allows for graduated level increases

Oct 8th 2020, 3:37 PM 30,967 Views 63 Comments

Micheál Martin says NPHET were part of the team who drew up the roadmap which allows for county-wide measures also.

65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked
# Health Service
# Health Service

65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked

Oct 8th 2020, 8:15 AM 21,988 Views 27 Comments

Public service workers that were transferred to help with contact tracing will only return to their roles when the recruitment drive is complete.

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin

Oct 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,188 Views 2 Comments

Michel’s visit today comes ahead of a European Council meeting next week.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes
# Health
# Health

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes

Oct 7th 2020, 8:40 PM 16,242 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach said the lockdown did impact on the non-Covid illness.

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told
# Services Cut
# Services Cut

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told

Oct 7th 2020, 2:52 PM 13,562 Views 35 Comments

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option
# Holibops
# Holibops

Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option

Oct 6th 2020, 6:32 PM 47,906 Views 25 Comments

The idea of Ireland having an extra bank holiday to boost the tourism sector has been mooted for several months.

Taoiseach defends ICU capacity and says talk of a 'rundown health service' is 'overstated'
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

Taoiseach defends ICU capacity and says talk of a 'rundown health service' is 'overstated'

Oct 6th 2020, 3:44 PM 14,747 Views 53 Comments

Martin was answering questions in the Dáil today.

# micheal-martin - Monday 5 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday
# New Measures
# New Measures

Coronavirus: Entire country to be placed under Level 3 restrictions from midnight on Tuesday

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 9:09 PM 182,527 Views 194 Comments

NPHET had recommended that the country enter Level 5 – the highest level of restrictions.

Indoor service banned at restaurants, bars and 'wet pubs' under Level 3 restrictions
# Level Three
# Level Three

Indoor service banned at restaurants, bars and 'wet pubs' under Level 3 restrictions

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 6:00 PM 68,758 Views 91 Comments

‘Wet pubs’ in Dublin will still be banned from opening unlike their counterparts in other counties.

Coronavirus: Cabinet to discuss rejecting Level 5 recommendation after coalition leaders meet Holohan
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Coronavirus: Cabinet to discuss rejecting Level 5 recommendation after coalition leaders meet Holohan

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 2:00 PM 198,082 Views 321 Comments

NPHET has recommended that the entire country enter Level 5 – the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions.

# micheal-martin - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'Try again. Fail again. Fail better': The mantra of the FF-FG-Green government 100 days in

Oct 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,093 Views 49 Comments

One thing is for sure, this government needs a win.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Taoiseach says UK under ‘no illusions’ about opposition to Brexit Bill
# Opposition
# Opposition

Taoiseach says UK under ‘no illusions’ about opposition to Brexit Bill

Oct 1st 2020, 5:07 PM 13,729 Views 24 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said Ireland supported the EU’s legal action against the UK Government.

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today

Oct 1st 2020, 7:39 AM 10,116 Views 16 Comments

Micheál Martin has said the government is preparing its latest Budget on the basis of a no-deal Brexit.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered

Sep 30th 2020, 5:40 PM 29,665 Views 29 Comments

Education Miniser Norma Foley said that about 7,200 Leaving Cert grades have been affected by the errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system.

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget
# Kurzarbeit
# Kurzarbeit

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Sep 30th 2020, 3:10 PM 42,490 Views 12 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected
# Education
# Education

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 1:47 PM 54,551 Views 72 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

'Absolutely shocking': Taoiseach Micheál Martin criticises demolition of The O'Rahilly's home
# Bulldozed
# Bulldozed

'Absolutely shocking': Taoiseach Micheál Martin criticises demolition of The O'Rahilly's home

Sep 30th 2020, 1:36 PM 44,163 Views 61 Comments

The house in Ballsbridge, Dublin, was knocked down yesterday morning.

# micheal-martin - Monday 28 September, 2020

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal
# No Deal
# No Deal

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

Sep 28th 2020, 7:29 AM 24,256 Views 28 Comments

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2020, 10:44 AM 27,679 Views 60 Comments

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

# micheal-martin - Friday 25 September, 2020

Taoiseach warns local restrictions may be needed in four counties as cases rise
# Level Up
# Level Up

Taoiseach warns local restrictions may be needed in four counties as cases rise

Sep 25th 2020, 2:59 PM 64,278 Views 63 Comments

Martin said Nphet is “very concerned” about the rise in cases in urban areas.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place
# Oliver Bond
# Oliver Bond

Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place

Sep 24th 2020, 12:07 PM 37,213 Views 67 Comments

Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year
# Interview
# Interview

Taoiseach keen to make St Patrick's Day trip to the White House next year

Sep 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 17,637 Views 35 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Micheál Martin said the event is a “significant one for Ireland”.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

It would be unfair to restore PUP for one cohort of workers and not others, says minister
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

It would be unfair to restore PUP for one cohort of workers and not others, says minister

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:33 PM 27,866 Views 35 Comments

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said the money will have to be paid back.

# micheal-martin - Monday 21 September, 2020

Oliver Bond residents were sent a letter noting 'a number of breaches' of Covid guidelines at flats complex
# Outdoor Party
# Outdoor Party

Oliver Bond residents were sent a letter noting 'a number of breaches' of Covid guidelines at flats complex

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 2:35 PM 233,129 Views 140 Comments

Footage from Saturday night shows around 100 people at the outdoor gathering.

# micheal-martin - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements
# Rotating Taoiseachs
# Rotating Taoiseachs

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Sep 19th 2020, 1:38 PM 57,080 Views 49 Comments

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

# micheal-martin - Friday 18 September, 2020

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks
# Dublin
# Dublin

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks

Sep 18th 2020, 6:08 PM 116,844 Views 241 Comments

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

# micheal-martin - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting
# Parliamentary Party Meeting
# Parliamentary Party Meeting

'I want Micheál Martin to succeed as Taoiseach' says Jim O'Callaghan after bruising FF meeting

Sep 17th 2020, 12:01 PM 41,847 Views 60 Comments

O’Callaghan said the Taoiseach is ‘doing a good job’.

# micheal-martin - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

Sep 16th 2020, 2:21 PM 29,112 Views 43 Comments

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

# micheal-martin - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'We are very worried about Dublin': Taoiseach concerned as 218 new cases confirmed in the capital
# Covid19
# Covid19

'We are very worried about Dublin': Taoiseach concerned as 218 new cases confirmed in the capital

Sep 15th 2020, 7:36 PM 43,973 Views 72 Comments

His comments come as the Government published a colour-coded roadmap for the country.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin

Sep 15th 2020, 5:40 PM 176,060 Views 218 Comments

There have been 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

Updated Sep 15th 2020, 4:18 PM 83,872 Views 49 Comments

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

We're at Level Two of the new Covid plan. Here's why we want to get to One (and avoid Five at all costs)
# Explainer
# Explainer

We're at Level Two of the new Covid plan. Here's why we want to get to One (and avoid Five at all costs)

Sep 15th 2020, 2:43 PM 53,872 Views 46 Comments

The government unveiled its new framework for living with Covid-19 over the next six to nine months today.

What Christmas gatherings will be possible under the new Covid plan?
# Yule 2020
# Yule 2020

What Christmas gatherings will be possible under the new Covid plan?

Sep 15th 2020, 2:32 PM 55,144 Views 40 Comments

The plan is for the next six months so Christmas occurs right in the middle.