Curragh Golf Course, County Kildare.
This is the first day outdoor activity restrictions have been lifted.
Herbert Park, Dublin 4.
Dublin city centre and Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
The M50 (top) and Dun Laoghaire (above), County Dublin as rona restrictions are ‘eased’ for the first time in over 100 days.
We’re back-ish, baby.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin
Asked if we’re into Level 5 restrictions until at least after Easter, Taoiseach @MichealMartinTD tells @MorningIreland ‘We are looking at a continuation of high levels of restrictions to the easter period. That remains to be determined by Government.’ https://t.co/Ym4sl7FSeM pic.twitter.com/pDbOIyg0Po
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) February 11, 2021
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)
Templeogue, Dublin 6.
One side of M50 we have Irish EU citizens being stopped by Gardaí & hit with fines. On the other side of M50 coming from airport thousands of EU citizens are just left free to do what they like. Thats not normal. @vonderleyen @EU_Commission #lockdown
— Politics Watch (@PoliticsWatch14) February 11, 2021
Earlier: Slow Set
@MichealMartinTD CMO said it's not safe for foreign travel. We trust you will show leadership. @WhiteHouse fantastic opportunity to showcase digital capabilities with online St Patrick's presentation to the @POTUS that we can all take part @fiannafailpartyhttps://t.co/Tr0SnOKaYz
— Politics Watch (@PoliticsWatch14) February 2, 2021
Dublin Airport at the weekend
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) January 26, 2021
“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…
Level 5 restrictions: More restrictions now being considered to reduce COVID PCR test results. One of the suggestions is a 6pm curfew because we all know Covid wears a watch and won’t attack after a time determined by NPHET. https://t.co/HzOrAaRQej
— Niall Boylan (@Niall_Boylan) January 5, 2021
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….
Thanks Alan Bracken
Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Government Buildings tonight where he addressed the nation on exiting from Level 5
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) November 27, 2020
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) November 27, 2020
Here’s the letter NPHET sent to government yesterday in advance of the decision around lifting level five. It’s 30+ pages and contains far more graphs/data than previous such letters. https://t.co/Buz2nq3by6
— Mark_Coughlan (@Mark_Coughlan) November 27, 2020
From top: Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science; Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health
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
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee arrives for cabinet amid a continuing storm over Séamus Woulfe’s Supreme Court appointment.
Earlier: Howlin Woulfe