Liz Canavan

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Liz Canavan, assistant general secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach: ‘Some people have holidays booked and are wondering what to do. We are acutely aware of this and we would ask you to bear with us.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is finalising “a roadmap” for safe overseas travel “very shortly”, the assistant general secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach h(...)

Paschal Donohoe said a “guiding principle” is that decisions taken to stimulate the economy must “genuinely have an effect in 2020”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government’s planned stimulus programme ,which will be announced later this month, must have an immediate effect on the economy as it grapples wit(...)

Assistant secretary general at the Department of Taoiseach Liz Canavan says: “we’re asking business owners and service providers to think about how they’re protecting customers and clients.” Photograph: PA

Changes to the Government’s roadmap to exiting lockdown will not mean “a return to life as we knew it”, a senior official has warned. At the Governme(...)

 (L to R)Minister For Health Simon Harris TD, Anne Graham CEO NTA,Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD Minister for Transport Shane Ross wearing face masks during a press briefing to promote the wearing of masks on Public transport at Merrion Square, Dublin Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is not ruling out making face coverings on public transport and retail outlets mandatory to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the Ta(...)

A woman wearing a protective face mask shelters from the rain on Dublin’s O’Connell street. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The wearing of face-covering in indoor settings is to remain optional, public health officials have decided. The National Public Health Emergency Tea(...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A further eight deaths of people diagnosed with Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency team. This brings to 1,658 the num(...)

People queueing for coffee in the Phoenix Park last week. Photograph: Collins

Ahead of the June bank holiday weekend and expected warm and sunny weather, the Government has urged the public to avoid spending prolonged periods at(...)

A still from a video uploaded to social media at the weekend of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett meeting two friends in the Phoenix Park in Dublin

What happened at the weekend with the Taoiseach and his socialising in the Phoenix Park? A video of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was posted by a member (...)

People queuing outside shops in Dublin after the easing of restrictions allowed people to travel to purchase  essential hardware. File photograph: Collins

The Government has urged the public not to make appointments with shops to buy non-essential items amid reports of businesses allowing customers to br(...)

A Covid-19 sign points to one of the exits from St Stephens Green in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People who are aged over 70 or who are medically vulnerable have now been given a designated time to exercise in Dublin parks in a bid to reduce the r(...)

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