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Politics - Yesterday’s News

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Politics - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Drug seizures, testing in Wuhan, and the Eurovision special – It’s The Fix.

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 107 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Top expert warns of 'serious' consequences if US reopens too fast

Dr Anthony Fauci told a Senate panel the federal government has developed guidelines for local jurisdictions on how to safely reopen activities.

Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week

Nursing home care during the pandemic will be a key focus of the committee.

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Micheál Martin says level of testing and contact tracing is 'not where we should be'

He said testing and tracing is key to getting the economy reopened.

Northern Ireland's five-point plan for exiting Covid-19 lockdown published with no firm dates set out

Large outdoor-based retailers such as garden centres will be permitted to reopen in the first step.

Should outdoor smoking areas go smoke-free when pubs and restaurants reopen? Lifting Lockdown This post contains a poll

Should outdoor smoking areas go smoke-free when pubs and restaurants reopen?

Health Minister Simon Harris said the proposal will be considered.

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country

The minister said he would like this requirement backed up by the law.

Council told to 'cop on' over plans to reduce outdoor seating for pubs and restaurants

Dublin City Council says it is reviewing rules in relation to outdoor seating due to social distancing guidelines.

Politics - Monday 11 May, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s everything that happened in one place, from Electric Picnic to Hong Kong – It’s The Fix.

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow

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

Full week of meetings as FG and FF step up government formation talks with Green Party

The formal negotiations are set to last until the end of the month.

Politics - Sunday 10 May, 2020

White House defends reopening economy despite death warnings

Meanwhile, a medical expert dismissed Donald Trump’s claim that Covid-19 will “go away” without a vaccine.

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Ireland to get 120m masks from South Korea, and world cases reach 4m: Today's Covid-19 main points

‘Firefighting’ Covid-19 in Direct Provision, teachers’ union on the State exams, and Boris Johnson’s 7pm announcement.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Sit back and catch up with what’s been happening this morning.

Politics - Saturday 9 May, 2020

In leaked web call, Obama calls Trump's coronavirus response 'an absolute chaotic disaster' Predecessor This post contains videos

In leaked web call, Obama calls Trump's coronavirus response 'an absolute chaotic disaster'

Obama urges former staffers to join him in rallying behind Joe Biden as he prepares to take on Trump.

Johnson 'will act with extreme caution' when easing restrictions as UK death toll tops 31,500

Members of the public have been warned not to “throw away” their hard work amid reports of large crowds enjoying the good weather outdoors.

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Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen

The HSA can order a business to shut down operations if it doesn’t comply with the measures.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Debunked: TheJournal.ie and other outlets are not organising a 'clap for our government' tonight

A fake image on social media claims that media organisations and Fine Gael are calling for people to applaud the government tonight.

Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered

Here’s the detail and practicalities of what’s been decided.

Politics - Friday 8 May, 2020

Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, Coveney says

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has urged the UK to seek an extension to its transition period.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

State guarantee given for refund credit notes issued by travel agents and tour operators

Tourism Minister Shane Ross received government approval for the proposals today.

Cabinet decision about Leaving Cert exams to be announced this afternoon, Taoiseach confirms

Leo Varadkar spoke to Pat Kenny on Newstalk this morning.

Tony Holohan: We know that visitors did not bring the virus into nursing homes

The chief medical officer said that it was always a risk that healthcare staff could spread the virus.

'I am not a criminal': Joe Biden accuser tells TV interview she'll take polygraph if he does too Tara Reade This post contains videos

'I am not a criminal': Joe Biden accuser tells TV interview she'll take polygraph if he does too

Biden denies Tara Reade’s accusation of sexual assault.

Politics - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts

However, concerns have been raised about the legality of predicted grades.

US Justice Department drops case against ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn

The Department said the FBI’s original probe of him had no “legitimate investigative basis”.

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces

Stormont leaders also confirmed that the North’s Covid-19 infection rate is still too high to ease restrictions.

Simon Harris thanks 160 healthcare workers who live in Direct Provision

There have been 164 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among residents in Direct Provision centres to date.

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FF and FG give assurances on Sláintecare as talks get underway with the Greens

The Green Party entered into formal talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael today.

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again

Harris said the number of admissions to hospital and intensive care have halved in the last week.

Taoiseach rules out 0% VAT rate for tourism, but cut could be brought in by the next government

The Taoiseach said he is in favour of a tourism taskforce being set up.

Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website

Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website

Many third-level institutions and schools are using video calling to home school during the crisis.

Taoiseach tells the Dáil it is 'very possible' that Covid-19 was present in Ireland last year or in early January

The Taoiseach has confirmed the €350 pandemic payment will be extended beyond June.

'Highest death toll in Europe': Boris Johnson mocked up as Neville Chamberlain in Dover Cliffs stunt Peace In Our Time This post contains videos

'Highest death toll in Europe': Boris Johnson mocked up as Neville Chamberlain in Dover Cliffs stunt

An activist group is comparing Johnson’s actions to pre-WW2 appeasement.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

A 50% drop in cancer referrals, a Debunked golfing message, and a supermoon tonight.

The public will no longer get to know how much former Taoisigh and ex-ministers are paid

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said that it’s important for transparency on the issue and added: “At the end of the day, it’s public money.”

Politics - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Dáil committee votes to install extra cameras in chamber in response to votegate controversy

The recommendations came in a review of the Dáil’s voting system by Professor David Farrell.