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More parts of economy to reopen from Friday

The Government has decided that any sectors or businesses due to reopen on Friday can do so but with specific protective measures in place. At a briefing at Government Buildings Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the progress made over the course of the last year is "real...

5 things to consider as the great return to office begins

After 18 months of working from home due to Government imposed restrictions, it is once again permissible for people to start returning to their office or workplace. After the great remote working experiment, foisted upon us by the sudden arrival of the virus, it...

Changes to close contact school rules from today

Most primary school children and those in childcare facilities who are identified as close contacts of a confirmed case of Covid-19 but have no symptoms, no longer have to restrict their movements or get tested from today. The automatic contact tracing of close...

NPHET backs further easing of restrictions on Monday

The National Public Health Emergency Team has agreed to recommend that the Government proceeds with its plan for a further lifting of restrictions from next Monday, given the latest data on Covid-19. The requirement for children who are deemed to be close contacts of...

Large number of school pupils self-isolating – Donnelly

The calculation is based on around 700 primary schools and 500 secondary schools reporting positive cases, which public health officials say the vast majority relate to community transmission and not infections picked up in schools. Each primary school case has on...

Reopening today ‘another major step forward’ – Tánaiste

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said today's further easing of restrictions has been made possible due to what he called Ireland's "world class vaccination programme, which is now suppressing the Delta wave". Mr Varadkar said the return of hundreds of businesses for the...

Nearly all covid-19 restrictions to end by 22 October

Masks are still likely to be required in the health and retail sectors and on public transport. From 6 September - larger crowds can gather for religious ceremonies and sports events. Indoor venues can use 60% capacity for events for those who are vaccinated. Live...

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