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Phased easing of Level 5 restrictions under way

Public health officials have appealed to people not to let their guard down as the phased easing of Covid-19 restrictions begins. The 5km travel limit is among the measures lifted from today, with residential construction work also restarting and all children...

Changes at a glance: From sport to meeting friends

The Government has announced tonight it will implement some easing of restrictions under the Covid-19 Resilience and Recovery Plan 2021. These new measures will take effect on a phased basis, beginning from today with a "vaccine bonus" for those fully vaccinated. So...

350,000 pupils return to schools as phased reopening continues

  The phased reopening of schools has continued with the return of around an additional 350,000 children and teenagers to their classrooms. All remaining primary school children were due to go back this morning, as well as fifth year students at second level....

Around 30,000 people face AstraZeneca vaccine deferral

  The Minister for Health has said he has no hesitancy in temporarily stopping the AstraZeneca vaccine being administered. Stephen Donnelly said clinical leaders need to take a very safety conscious approach. He said he hoped that the European Medicines Agency...

Over 320,000 students return to school under phased reopening

Over 320,000 primary children and secondary school students will return to their classrooms this morning for the first time since they left them last December. They include more than 260,000 of the country's junior primary school children, as well as 60,000 Leaving...

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