Covid-19: Urge to ‘save Christmas’ one reason for remarkable Government volte-face
Inside Politics: Decision comes after two weeks of increasingly apocalyptic warnings from public health experts in Nphet
The Taoiseach announces the latest restricutions during a televised address from Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire
One story dominates the headlines this morning: the Government’s decision, announced last night in a televised address to the nation by Taoiseach Micheál Martin, to move to a Level 5 lockdown for six weeks.