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There’s been a restoration of the higher, €350 a week rate of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment for those who earned more than €400 a week before losing their jobs. Six weeks of level five restrictions will kick in from midnight Wednesday night with the likely loss of 150,000 jobs. People will be told to stay […]

Education Minister Norma Foley says there’s clear evidence that schools are safe for students, teachers and other staff. But the TUI says there’s serious uncertainty about the definitions used for close contacts in schools. Its president Martin Marjoram says many of its members aren’t convinced:

Ireland has become the first European country to enter a second lockdown with all non-essential retail to close. However, some measures are more lenient than level five was planned – with schools to stay open, 25 people allowed to attend weddings and elite sport including the inter-county GAA season allowed to continue. People will have […]

Key points from tonight’s announcement by Taoiseach Mícheál Martin about increased restrictions to curb the spread of COVID19 Taoiseach Mícheál Martin has announced a move to Level 5. Schools to remain open Construction and manufacturing to continue Only essential retail to remain open Only essential workers are permitted to travel to work 5km exercise limit […]

There have been no further deaths 235 cases are in Dublin, 232 in Cork, 60 in Galway, 47 in Limerick, 47 in Kerry, and the remaining 410 cases are spread across 21 counties. 298 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised and 34 are in ICU. There is now a total of 50,993 confirmed cases of the virus […]

The event took place this morning The Garda subsequently received a positive result and everyone who attended the event has been advised to restrict their movements. Sinead Spain has this reports for RedFM News:  

Cabinet ministers are currently meeting to discuss the move to Level 5 Speculation is mounting that restrictions in the Level 5 category will be implemented this evening when the Government is set to make an announcement. It follows a sharp spike in COVID19 cases with figures here across Cork on the rise. However many outlets […]

Cabinet ministers are currently meeting to discuss the move Party leaders are understood to have approved the escalation of measures and are now consulting with their party colleagues. Seán Defoe has this report for RedFM News:

It’s an increase of 15,295 on the previous 7 days 2,526 came off the payment and returned to work. 65.5 million euro will be paid in PUP payments tomorrow.

The new COVID restrictions are to be announced tonight The cabinet sub-committee has been meeting ahead of a full cabinet meeting at 4pm. Some Ministers have suggested there needs to be a lead-in period for a number of days for the new restrictions to allow businesses to make plans. Travel limits are also to be […]


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