Taoiseach: 'We are not going to close our borders' during Covid-19 crisis

Taoiseach: 'We are not going to close our borders' during Covid-19 crisis

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the country will not be closing its borders to halt the spread of Covid-19, but hinted at further restrictions for those returning ...

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Covid-19: Nursing homes to get new guidelines tomorrow after 'concerning' rise in infection clusters

Covid-19: Nursing homes to get new guidelines tomorrow after 'concerning' rise in infection clusters

New recommendations for care in nursing homes are to be announced tomorrow after a "concerning" rise in infection clusters in the sector.

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HSE to use 19 private hospitals as public facilities during Covid-19 outbreak

HSE to use 19 private hospitals as public facilities during Covid-19 outbreak

Private hospitals will operate as public hospitals for the next three months.

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'I'm at a loss why people think Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens will able to work in harmony'

'I'm at a loss why people think Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens will able to work in harmony'

A Green Party TD says those encouraging her party to join in government formation are asking them to facilitate a power-grab from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

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Irish intensive care units will be at capacity in next few days - Varadkar

Irish intensive care units will be at capacity in next few days - Varadkar

The Taoiseach has said that Ireland's intensive care units will be at capacity within the next few days.

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Taoiseach warns next Government will suffer 'constant criticism, disappointment and defeat'

Taoiseach warns next Government will suffer 'constant criticism, disappointment and defeat'

The Taoiseach has offered a stark warning that the next government will only suffer "disappointment and defeat".

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Harris warns businesses 'if you can't heed the rules, you shouldn't be operating'

Harris warns businesses 'if you can't heed the rules, you shouldn't be operating'

Simon Harris says he will have no issue with shutting down businesses and construction sites.

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600 construction workers may die if action not taken, Dáil told

600 construction workers may die if action not taken, Dáil told

The Dáil has heard that up to 600 construction workers could die from Covid-19 if stronger safety measures are not put in place.

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Emergency legislation debated in the Dáil described as 'Sláintecare  on speed'

Emergency legislation debated in the Dáil described as 'Sláintecare on speed'

The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 introduces special measures to aid the fight against Covid-19.

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Leas Cheann Comhairle election deferred until next week

Leas Cheann Comhairle election deferred until next week

The Leas Cheann Comhairle election has been deferred.

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Health chief explains change in testing criteria as two more Covid-19 deaths are announced

Health chief explains change in testing criteria as two more Covid-19 deaths are announced

Another two deaths from Covid-19 have been confirmed by the Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan.

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HSE admits supply of protective equipment at some hospitals is 'tight'

HSE admits supply of protective equipment at some hospitals is 'tight'

The HSE has acknowledged that the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) is "tight" in certain hospitals.

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Varadkar asks Naughten to fill role of Leas-Cheann Comhairle as temporary measure

Varadkar asks Naughten to fill role of Leas-Cheann Comhairle as temporary measure

The election of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle could create another obstacle for the state, as the country remains without a mandated government.

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Government announce ‘unprecedented’ moves in bid to halt coronavirus

Government announce ‘unprecedented’ moves in bid to halt coronavirus

Restrictions on movement and closure of non-essential business

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Schools, universities to remain shut until after Easter holidays

Schools, universities to remain shut until after Easter holidays

Schools and universities will not reopen until after the Easter holidays, the Government has said.

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'This is not a lockdown' - Govt announces more measures to fight spread of Covid-19

'This is not a lockdown' - Govt announces more measures to fight spread of Covid-19

The Government has announced more measures in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Doherty calls for further supports for people out of work due to Covid-19 pandemic

Doherty calls for further supports for people out of work due to Covid-19 pandemic

Pearse Doherty has written to the Finance Minister calling for the government to add further supports to those who have lost jobs and businesses during the Covid-19 ...

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Education Minister: Irish schools will not reopen after Friday

Education Minister: Irish schools will not reopen after Friday

The Health Minister says further restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19 will be announced this afternoon.

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Simon Coveney tests negative for Covid-19

Simon Coveney tests negative for Covid-19

He was tested after the HSE alerted him that he had been in direct contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus.

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McDonald calls for closure of non-essential business 'to ensure everybody is safe'

McDonald calls for closure of non-essential business 'to ensure everybody is safe'

Mary Lou McDonald has called for a complete shutdown of non-essential services in order to tackle Covid-19.

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Seanad being recalled to push through emergency Covid-19 legislation

Seanad being recalled to push through emergency Covid-19 legislation

The current Seanad will be recalled this week for the last time to push through more emergency legislation related to Coronavirus.

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Taoiseach: No full lock-down unless called for by medical officers

Taoiseach: No full lock-down unless called for by medical officers

The Taoiseach says he will not be calling for a full lock-down unless to told to do so by medical officers.

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Aoife Moore: Is Bergamo an omen of what’s coming?

Aoife Moore: Is Bergamo an omen of what’s coming?

Bergamo in Italy, known for its cobblestone streets, its Venetian walls, and it’s stylish city Milan, is in mourning.

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Government formation talks to continue despite Covid-19

Government formation talks to continue despite Covid-19

Government formation talks between the major parties will continue despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Seanad pass 'draconian' emergency Covid-19 legislation despite 'serious concerns'

Seanad pass 'draconian' emergency Covid-19 legislation despite 'serious concerns'

"I never thought I'd see a bill like this before us, but we know it must be passed," said Senator James Reilly. .

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Gary Gannon: 'We want to present alternatives'

Gary Gannon: "We want to present alternatives"

Gary Gannon says Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and The Greens should get on with forming a government.

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Evictions banned as emergency Covid-19 measures take effect

Evictions banned as emergency Covid-19 measures take effect

A ban on evictions is to be implemented for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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NAMA did not achieve best financial outcome when selling off loans - report

NAMA did not achieve best financial outcome when selling off loans - report

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) did not achieve the best financial outcome when selling off loans linked to Quinlan Private, a report from the Comptroller ...

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Minister to introduce emergency measures to protect renters

Minister to introduce emergency measures to protect renters

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has moved to prevent renters from being evicted amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Government approves measures to protect tenants during Covid-19 outbreak

Government approves measures to protect tenants during Covid-19 outbreak

A ban on evictions is to be implemented for the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Government set to announce temporary ban on evictions during Covid-19 spread

Government set to announce temporary ban on evictions during Covid-19 spread

The Government is set to announce a temporary ban on evictions during the coronavirus crisis.

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Coronavirus: Opposition table amendments to government's emergency legislation

Coronavirus: Opposition table amendments to government's emergency legislation

The new legislation is set to be debated from 2pm to 5pm today.

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Sin Féin haven't ruled out idea of forming national government to tackle Covid-19

Sin Féin haven't ruled out idea of forming national government to tackle Covid-19

Sinn Féin have not ruled out the idea of forming a "national government" in order to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

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Calls for 'sunset clause' as concerns raised about emergency coronavirus legislation

Calls for 'sunset clause' as concerns raised about emergency coronavirus legislation

Concerns have been flagged about emergency legislation set to be implemented to tackle Coronavirus.

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Tánaiste criticises UK government's decision to drop British soldier investigations

Tánaiste criticises UK government's decision to drop British soldier investigations

The Tánaiste has criticised the British government's announcement that they would be ending certain investigations into British soldiers.

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Coronavirus: Harris wants everyone 'on call for Ireland' as recruitment drive for medical workers commences

Coronavirus: Harris wants everyone 'on call for Ireland' as recruitment drive for medical workers commences

Speaking on Tuesday, Mr Harris sought to alleviate financial fears over testing, announcing all patients in Ireland are now eligible to free consultations for Covid-19 ...

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'Important to work together': Harris talks with WHO; Govt considering nationalising private hospitals

'Important to work together': Harris talks with WHO; Govt considering nationalising private hospitals

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says governments are heading in the right direction over COVID-19.

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'Questionable': Trinity's decision to remove students from campus accommodation criticised

'Questionable': Trinity's decision to remove students from campus accommodation criticised

Politicians have criticised a decision to remove students from university accommodation with 24 hours notice.

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Aoife Moore: How a tired Taoiseach spent 36 hours in Washington

Aoife Moore: How a tired Taoiseach spent 36 hours in Washington

Leo Varadkar's entire day in Washington was overshadowed by his five minute Covid-19 statement, writes Aoife Moore

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Taoiseach restates Ireland's dedication to EU during US address

Taoiseach restates Ireland's dedication to EU during US address

The Taoiseach has restated Ireland's dedication to the European Union during an address on Capitol Hill.

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Varadkar: Government discussing issues raised by Covid-19 with employers and unions

Varadkar: Government discussing issues raised by Covid-19 with employers and unions

"This is going to be complicated because there are individual circumstances, individual businesses and individual contracts where things are different."

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Ireland to remain outside of US travel ban

Ireland to remain outside of US travel ban

Ireland will remain outside the American coronavirus travel ban, President Trump has confirmed.

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Ireland to remain outside US coronavirus travel ban, Trump confirms to Varadkar

Ireland to remain outside US coronavirus travel ban, Trump confirms to Varadkar

Ireland will remain outside the American coronavirus travel ban, President Trump has confirmed.

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Ireland excluded from US travel ban as Trump blames EU for not acting quickly on Covid-19

Ireland excluded from US travel ban as Trump blames EU for not acting quickly on Covid-19

The annual White House St Patrick's Shamrock Ceremony has been cancelled because of the coronavirus.

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Irish ambassador fills in for absent Taoiseach at Irish business leaders luncheon in Washington

Irish ambassador fills in for absent Taoiseach at Irish business leaders luncheon in Washington

President Trump’s trade war with the EU took centre stage in Washington on Wednesday at the first of the week’s St Patrick’s celebrations.

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Media barred from Taoiseach's breakfast meeting with Mike Pence

Media barred from Taoiseach's breakfast meeting with Mike Pence

The Taoiseach's annual breakfast meeting at the American Vice President's home will be closed to media this year.

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Varadkar hoping to 'resolve the situation facing the undocumented Irish' in US

Varadkar hoping to 'resolve the situation facing the undocumented Irish' in US

The Taoiseach will travel to Washington DC today for a series of engagements as part of the annual St Patrick’s Day programme.

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Taoiseach’s US visit in doubt due to coronavirus

Taoiseach’s US visit in doubt due to coronavirus

Leo Varadkar was due to travel to New York on Tuesday to attend a meeting at the United Nations headquarters, but cancelled his plans last minute, allowing him to ...

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Aoife Moore: Pressure grows on Micheál Martin as government options dwindle

Aoife Moore: Pressure grows on Micheál Martin as government options dwindle

The prospects of Micheál Martin being the first Fianna Fáil leader not to be taoiseach are increasing, writes Political Correspondent Aoife Moore

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Fine Gael reject calls for 'national government' to tackle coronavirus

Fine Gael reject calls for 'national government' to tackle coronavirus

A government spokesman flatly rejected the notion on Sunday night citing issues with Sinn Féin’s view on justice and policing.

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