Tag Archives: Level 5

Taoiseach Micheál Martin

This morning.

Via RTÉ News:

On international travel, Mr Martin said the arrival of a new variant has given an added momentum and importance to the issue of border controls, which are important to delaying variants entering the country and reducing their transmission.

He said that with the move towards a mandatory quarantine, countries will be added to the list, and later today 20 other countries, including sub-Saharan Africa and the UAE, will be considered with regard to mandatory quarantining.

Mr Martin said people should not be undertaking non-essential international travel, which is a breach of Level 5 restrictions.

He added that Ireland has to think beyond mandatory quarantine as “otherwise in the medium- to long-term we end up as prisoners in our own country”.

Asked about the ban on inter-county GAA matches, he said this will be looked at again.

Govt looking at high level of restrictions until Easter – Taoiseach (RTÉ)


This morning.

Templeogue, Dublin 6.

Thanks Halfahead



This morning/afternoon.

Dublin Airport.

Earlier: Slow Set

Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews


Dublin Airport at the weekend

This morning.

“Travellers are coming down very significantly. It’s down to quite low levels now in the last weekend.

“The majority would appear to be Irish people who went to went on holidays during the Christmas period … we need to clamp down on that.

“That is in itself a violation of the Level 5 regulations that we have in place.”

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announcing Level 5 will continue to March 5

So there.

Taoiseach confirms extension of restrictions to 5 March (RTÉ)


As Covid cases continue to rise in France, the French government introduced a curfew that varies in different areas. For some regions the curfew begins at 8pm, but in recent days certain parts of the country are under curfew from as early as 6pm….


Level 5 restrictions: 10 other lockdown measures that could be considered as Covid cases skyrocket (Independent.ie)


Thanks Alan Bracken


Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Government Buildings tonight where he addressed the nation on exiting from Level 5




From top: Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science; Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health

This afternoon.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2.

Cabinet Ministers arrive for a meeting where it is expected they will confirm the lifting of Level 5 and the re-opening of all shops and gyms from next Tuesday, against NPHET advice.

Earlier: Life, Gym


This afternoon.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee arrives for cabinet amid a continuing storm over Séamus Woulfe’s Supreme Court appointment.

Earlier:  Howlin Woulfe