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# restrictions - Friday 14 January, 2022

No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral
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No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral

Updated Fri 1:02 PM 50,815 Views 80 Comments

Reports suggest senior official Sue Gray could censure PM following inquiry.

# restrictions - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

IRFU in contact with government on crowd restrictions ahead of Six Nations
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IRFU in contact with government on crowd restrictions ahead of Six Nations

Jan 5th 2022, 3:12 PM 16,971 Views 13 Comments

The union is hoping to see the 5,000 limit lifted in time for the clash with Wales next month.

Playing Six Nations in one country a better option than cancelling tournament, says Rob Baxter
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Playing Six Nations in one country a better option than cancelling tournament, says Rob Baxter

Jan 5th 2022, 2:43 PM 6,920 Views 5 Comments

The Exeter director of rugby believes it is important that the national bodies explore ways to still bring in revenue from this year’s competition.

# restrictions - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

EPCR hoping Champions Cup games can proceed as planned this month
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EPCR hoping Champions Cup games can proceed as planned this month

Jan 4th 2022, 2:49 PM 4,589 Views 3 Comments

Work is underway to ensure travel exemptions will apply for participating clubs.

# restrictions - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus
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WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 9:42 PM 53,471 Views 33 Comments

To hold back the tide, European nations brought back curbs with painful economic and social consequences.

# restrictions - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

No plans for more restrictions this week, but Martin can't rule out discussions after Christmas
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No plans for more restrictions this week, but Martin can't rule out discussions after Christmas

Updated Dec 22nd 2021, 11:40 AM 51,183 Views 70 Comments
  • The Taoiseach's comments come as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rules out any further restrictions for Christmas.
  • President Higgins has this morning signed into law a bill extending the Government's Covid-19 emergency powers into the new year.
  • Stormont ministers are due to meet today to discuss fresh restrictions for Northern Ireland.
  • Meanwhile, finance minister Paschal Donohoe said he has "the ability" to extend some business supports until April if needed.

# restrictions - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Old Firm derby will be limited to 500 fans following Scottish government's announcement
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Old Firm derby will be limited to 500 fans following Scottish government's announcement

Dec 21st 2021, 4:01 PM 5,915 Views 4 Comments

Restrictions are being introduced on sports events in Scotland from St Stephen’s Day.

# restrictions - Monday 20 December, 2021

As new restrictions come into force here, how are other European countries tackling Omicron?
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As new restrictions come into force here, how are other European countries tackling Omicron?

Dec 20th 2021, 12:25 PM 32,950 Views 26 Comments

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned that Omicron could be the dominant Covid-19 variant in Europe by mid-January.

# restrictions - Friday 17 December, 2021

Hospitality sector express anger and disappointment at 'closure in camouflage' 8pm curfew
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Hospitality sector express anger and disappointment at 'closure in camouflage' 8pm curfew

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 7:39 PM 33,491 Views 63 Comments

The restrictions are set to be in place until 30 January.

Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions
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Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm under new Covid restrictions

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 7:00 PM 154,199 Views 313 Comments
  • Pubs and restaurants will have to close at 8pm from Monday until 30 January
  • The number of people attending sporting and live events will be capped at 50% capacity
  • A maximum of 100 people can attend wedding receptions, which must end at midnight
Maximum of 5,000 people allowed at live sporting events under new Covid restrictions
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Maximum of 5,000 people allowed at live sporting events under new Covid restrictions

Dec 17th 2021, 6:28 PM 23,821 Views 52 Comments

Munster have confirmed that tickets sold on general sale for their St Stephen’s Day game against Leinster will now be declared void.

Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday
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Indoor events to end at 8pm and reduced capacity for concerts, cinema and sporting events from Monday

Dec 17th 2021, 6:22 PM 27,381 Views 29 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

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As it happened: This evening's developments as Cabinet signed off on harsh new Covid measures

  • NPHET recommended that pubs and restaurants be shut from 5pm.
  • Numerous government TDs and senators expressed anger at the recommendation.
  • The Taoiseach announced new restrictions, including an 8pm closing time, in an address to the nation.

# restrictions - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening
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NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,876 Views 46 Comments

The meeting this evening takes place prior to NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

# restrictions - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised
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Opinion: Young people have sacrificed more than any other group, it's time this was recognised

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 10:15 AM 31,408 Views 102 Comments

Adam Hallissey argues that young people have paid the heaviest price in the pandemic.

# restrictions - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant
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New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant

Dec 8th 2021, 6:36 PM 38,246 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson said it’s clear the new strain is ‘growing much faster’ than Delta.

# restrictions - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today
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New Covid-19 measures for hospitality, nightclubs and household visits taking effect today

Dec 7th 2021, 7:44 AM 39,947 Views 71 Comments

A number of restrictions announced last week are in place from now until 9 January.

# restrictions - Monday 6 December, 2021

Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives
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Government confirms details of reopened PUP scheme as ministers meet hospitality representatives

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 6:58 PM 29,068 Views 29 Comments
  • The top PUP rate of €350 is available to those earning €400 or more per week.
  • Hospitality and events representatives are meeting with the Tánaiste and the Culture Minister.
  • The number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland jumped by 10% in the last two weeks of November.

# restrictions - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
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New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 46,602 Views 101 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

# restrictions - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?
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Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?

Dec 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 66,796 Views 158 Comments

The government issued new guidance on visits to private homes in the weeks ahead.

# restrictions - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
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Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'

Updated Dec 2nd 2021, 10:20 PM 117,250 Views 157 Comments
  • NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
  • Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
  • Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.

# restrictions - Saturday 27 November, 2021

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant
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UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant

Updated Nov 27th 2021, 5:51 PM 110,031 Views 95 Comments

The new variant of Covid-19 has been deemed a high risk by the EU.

# restrictions - Friday 26 November, 2021

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine
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People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 6:35 PM 133,283 Views 57 Comments

Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands are among countries to have already banned visitors from South Africa.

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar
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'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 2:00 PM 26,667 Views 23 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid has urged people waiting on a test to continue to isolate for at least 48 hours after symptoms end.

# restrictions - Monday 22 November, 2021

Number of Covid-19 cases can be reduced without going into lockdown, Taoiseach says
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Number of Covid-19 cases can be reduced without going into lockdown, Taoiseach says

Nov 22nd 2021, 5:21 PM 60,493 Views 56 Comments

He said measures needed to combat the virus now were different to those required earlier in the pandemic.

Unrest and protests spread over Europe as new Covid-19 restrictions come in
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Unrest and protests spread over Europe as new Covid-19 restrictions come in

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 4:15 PM 42,926 Views 32 Comments

Austria reported over 15,000 new Covd-19 cases on Saturday.

Auckland lockdown to end as New Zealand tries new approach to fighting virus
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Auckland lockdown to end as New Zealand tries new approach to fighting virus

Nov 22nd 2021, 11:19 AM 41,228 Views 30 Comments

The lockdown in New Zealand’s largest city has been ongoing since August.

# restrictions - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Rioters throw stones and fireworks at Dutch police in second night of Covid protests
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Rioters throw stones and fireworks at Dutch police in second night of Covid protests

Nov 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 15,772 Views 37 Comments

Five police officers were injured and at least seven people arrested.

# restrictions - Saturday 20 November, 2021

'An orgy of violence': Injuries reported after Dutch police open fire during Rotterdam Covid riot
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'An orgy of violence': Injuries reported after Dutch police open fire during Rotterdam Covid riot

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 12:35 PM 55,712 Views 108 Comments

The country has seen record numbers of infections in recent days and a new partial lockdown came into force a week ago.

# restrictions - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Stormont ministers to consider proposals for mandatory Covid passports for Northern Ireland
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Stormont ministers to consider proposals for mandatory Covid passports for Northern Ireland

Nov 17th 2021, 2:10 PM 22,056 Views 11 Comments

A modelling paper says even Covid-19 passports may not prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

Poll: Do you agree with the Covid-19 measures announced yesterday?
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Poll: Do you agree with the Covid-19 measures announced yesterday?

Nov 17th 2021, 8:38 AM 93,284 Views 102 Comments

Taoiseach Michéal Martin announced a range of Covid-19 restrictions yesterday evening.

'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments
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'People can't be expected to live on fresh air': McDonald hits out at decision to cut PUP payments

Nov 17th 2021, 7:41 AM 35,696 Views 98 Comments

Cuts to the PUP took effect yesterday as the government announced new Covid-19 restrictions.

# restrictions - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Spanish bars and nightclubs face alcohol shortages as Covid-19 restrictions lift
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Spanish bars and nightclubs face alcohol shortages as Covid-19 restrictions lift

Nov 14th 2021, 8:20 AM 36,685 Views 25 Comments

Popular names like Beefeater gin, Absolut vodka and Patron tequila are in short supply.

# restrictions - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Poll: Are you planning to travel to anywhere in Europe this winter?
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Poll: Are you planning to travel to anywhere in Europe this winter?

Nov 13th 2021, 10:30 AM 41,897 Views 55 Comments

Many European countries are reporting another surge in Covid-19 infections, with some reintroducing restrictions.

# restrictions - Friday 12 November, 2021

Mater Hospital limiting activities to essential services from tonight over 'latest wave' of Covid
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Mater Hospital limiting activities to essential services from tonight over 'latest wave' of Covid

Nov 12th 2021, 6:42 PM 40,647 Views 36 Comments

The Mater has the highest number of patients with Covid-19 of any acute hospital in the country

# restrictions - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Cloverhill Prison confirms mass testing for Covid-19 as prisoner tests positive
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Cloverhill Prison confirms mass testing for Covid-19 as prisoner tests positive

Nov 10th 2021, 4:36 PM 7,943 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Prison Service said the HSE has agreed to undertake mass testing of all its staff and prisoners.

# restrictions - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Thousands protest against Covid restrictions in New Zealand
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Thousands protest against Covid restrictions in New Zealand

Nov 9th 2021, 7:46 AM 27,249 Views 45 Comments

The protest was peaceful, with demonstrators dispersing after performing a massed haka on the grounds of parliament.

# restrictions - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Martin says there's 'no point speculating' on restrictions returning as he lauds vaccine rollout
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Martin says there's 'no point speculating' on restrictions returning as he lauds vaccine rollout

Nov 4th 2021, 6:13 PM 17,071 Views 15 Comments

Martin said the boooster campaign is already showing positive results.

# restrictions - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Belgium imposes pandemic restrictions amid surge in infections
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Belgium imposes pandemic restrictions amid surge in infections

Oct 27th 2021, 6:41 AM 22,303 Views 18 Comments

A nationwide use of the Covid-19 pass has been expanded.

# restrictions - Thursday 21 October, 2021

HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards
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HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards

Oct 21st 2021, 5:11 PM 8,538 Views 3 Comments

The guidelines can be implemented from 1 November.

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