Analysis: Public’s patience with tight lockdown will be tested if vaccine rollout is not swift
Taoiseach and Tánaiste appeared to understand that their political futures depend on the success of the vaccine programme as tough new restrictions were announced
Even though bad news was expected, the sheer severity of the message still had the ability to shock.
The shuttering of building sites, a ban on click-and-collect services from shops and the closure of schools except for Leaving Cert students, all pointed to a country that is losing a battle against a virus that only seems to be getting stronger.
“January is the month when we all stay in,” Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told listeners at...
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Sinn Féin pressure Varadkar with new questions over GP contract leak
Varakdar accused the opposition party of trying to reheat the controversy as Paschal Donohoe raised the latest disclosures in the Dáil
Analysis: Unions will find it harder to argue against re-opening schools if Covid-19 cases keep falling
Unfortunately for children with special needs and their parents, it looks extremely unlikely that they will be getting back to school this month
Comment: Welcome to the era of ‘pandemic pump politics’
There are lobby groups looking to get their members moved into the high priority vaccination groups, even if some of them are far from the front line
Up to 130k survivors may be eligible for mother and baby homes redress
An average payment of €5,000 to each of the remaining survivors of the homes would cost €650 million