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Inside Politics: Martin confirms extension of Ireland’s third lockdown to March 5th

Enforcement of existing regulations will be stepped up, with additional checkpoints near ports and airports. File photograph: Collins

Enforcement of existing regulations will be stepped up, with additional checkpoints near ports and airports. File photograph: Collins

Good morning,

Human beings are not a hibernating species, but you’d be tempted all the same. Yesterday the Taoiseach Micheál Martin, confirmed what everyone knew was coming: Ireland’s third lockdown is being extended, this time for six weeks, until March 5th.

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