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# restrictions - Monday 18 May, 2020

RTÉ mocks up what pubs could look like under the new guidelines and Joe Duffy isn't happy

No more than four people would be allowed for every 10 square metres in a premises.

# restrictions - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Phase One: What can you expect when you go to a hardware store next week?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that Ireland will enter Phase One of easing restrictions on Monday.

# restrictions - Friday 15 May, 2020

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

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

'Hardware but not homeware': Here's a definitive list of what stores are allowed open from Monday

Garden centres and farmers’ markets are on the list of outlets that can re-open.

# restrictions - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland

NPHET met today to finalise its advice to government on easing restrictions from next Monday.

# restrictions - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 159 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

# restrictions - Monday 11 May, 2020

Shopping centres, restaurants and cinemas to reopen in New Zealand as easing of restrictions ramps up

The number of new cases daily in New Zealand has been in single digits since mid-April.

# restrictions - Saturday 9 May, 2020

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.

# restrictions - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Anglers can now fish within 5km of their home

The Taoiseach told the Dáil last week that “the issue of solitary fishing… has come up on a number occasions”.

# restrictions - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Bus and rail union calls for compulsory face masks on public transport as restrictions ease

The NBRU has also called for temperature checks for all public transport workers.

Poll: Do you plan on travelling up to 5km from your home today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan on travelling up to 5km from your home today?

Today, there was a small change in the Covid-19 restrictions.

Covid-19: Here's what restrictions will be in place from today

On Friday, the government announced changes to the coronavirus guidance for cocooners.

# restrictions - Monday 4 May, 2020

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

# restrictions - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Only 'minor increase' in Dublin city centre traffic levels over last fortnight

New data released by Dublin City Council shows a 60%-70% decrease in traffic since mid-March.

# restrictions - Friday 1 May, 2020

Taoiseach: Over 70s can leave homes from Tuesday, but most restrictions in place until 18 May

The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening.

# restrictions - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Taoiseach to ask NPHET for advice on if people can go fishing under Covid restrictions

Some TDs have been angling for a change to the restrictions to allow solitary fishing.

Ministers push back against Chief Medical Officer, urging for some easing of restrictions

One minister said the briefing had “no good news” with another describing it as “very grim”.

# restrictions - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Varadkar pressed by opposition leaders on plans to ease restrictions in teleconference call

Earlier, junior minister John Halligan said people need to “know there’s the pathway” out of this.

Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real

The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.

Coronavirus cases pass million mark in US as states begin lifting restrictions

The country’s death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed the 58,220 service personnel killed in Vietnam.

# restrictions - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

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

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

Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times

The Garda Commissioner said most people are still compliant with the restrictions.

'Speed limits still apply': Thousands of checkpoints in operation to ensure compliance with restrictions

Operation Fanacht is set to run from today until the end of the bank holiday weekend.

More than 40% of employees working longer hours from home, survey finds WFH

More than 40% of employees working longer hours from home, survey finds

Some 90% of workers are now based at their homes since the coronavirus restrictions came into place.

# restrictions - Monday 27 April, 2020

'It's down to the wire': Decision on whether Covid-19 restrictions will be eased on 5 May not made yet

The Chief Medical Officer has expressed concern that rates of improvement on key indicators of the disease have slowed.

# restrictions - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Some nations inch toward reopening as virus deaths rise

The number of deaths officially attributed to coronavirus has topped 200,000 globally.

# restrictions - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Harris hopes for 'slight easing' of restrictions on 5 May

The plan will outline the phases of lifting restrictions.

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

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

# restrictions - Friday 24 April, 2020

Varadkar: 'Extending pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme may be needed if restrictions stay in place'

Varadkar also said no decision has been made on whether or not to extend the payment.

# restrictions - Thursday 23 April, 2020

From The42 IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease Planning

IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease

The northern province could be set for a short-term move if the IRFU pursue the idea.

# restrictions - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Explainer: What exactly ARE the current Covid-19 restrictions and when can we expect them to change?

Sometimes the news all blends together, so here’s a reminder.

# restrictions - Monday 20 April, 2020

From The42 Cullen confirms Leinster haven't made any new signings for next season Contracts

Cullen confirms Leinster haven't made any new signings for next season

The Leinster head coach would be open to playing inter-pro games behind closed doors.

# restrictions - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'It would be disastrous': Harris warns of dangers of becoming complacent with Covid-19 restrictions

In a video message this evening, Health Minister Simon Harris thanked the public for ‘flattening the curve’.

Some lockdown measures eased in US as protesters demand more

The number of Covid-19 cases, particularly in hotspot areas, continue to rise.

# restrictions - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Lifting restrictions will be ‘slow and controlled’, Covid-19 advisory group chairman says

Cillian De Gascun made his comments on RTÉ Radio One earlier today.

# restrictions - Friday 17 April, 2020

Taoiseach asks for review of travel restrictions after Keelings fruit pickers controversy

The arrival of 189 workers was criticised by the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan this evening.

Harris hopes to ease measures in May but warns not to expect 'significant lifting of restrictions'

Lifting the restrictions will be “complex” and “delicate” according to the Minister for Health.

# restrictions - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Poll: Have you taken up a new exercise since restrictions came in? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you taken up a new exercise since restrictions came in?

Restrictions on movement in Ireland were extended last week until 5 May.

# restrictions - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Gardaí urge people to stay home as temperatures set to reach 20 degrees in some areas

Concerns have been raised that some people may flout guidelines over the long weekend as the country looks set to enjoy sunny weather.

# restrictions - Friday 10 April, 2020

Restrictions set to be extended - but could be eased in the 'next couple of weeks'

Dr Cillian De Gascun stressed that things will not immediately be going back to normal.