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A Sligo Leitrim TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health has confirmed that the rising number of Covid-19 cases being detected here is a cause of concern and could put the further easing of restrictions on October 22nd in doubt. The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin earlier outlined how…

Artists are cautiously welcoming the return of gigs, though some says “it’s too little, too late” for the live events sector.   From September 6th, organised indoor events are permitted to 60 percent capacity while outdoor events can allow 75 percent attendance, for those who are vaccinated.   Where there…

The Cabinet has signed off on the road map for ending restrictions by October 22nd. From Monday, capacity at indoor and outdoor events will increase and communions and confirmations will no longer be advised against. Employers will be able to bring staff back to the workplace from September 20th, when…

A renowned Donegal traditional fiddle player who’s a member of the Music and Entertainment Association of Ireland says the government’s plan to be announced today for the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions must include specific targets and dates. Yesterday, representatives from the music and entertainment sector met with the Taoiseach,…

A Donegal hotel manager says the announcement that 100 people can now attend a wedding from August 5th is good news, not only because of the business generated but also because of the various spin-off activities.   Although the decision was made at Cabinet “in principle” yesterday, there remains uncertainty…

  The news that the hospitality sector right across the north west was dreading moved a step closer to becoming a reality last night.   The re-opening of indoor dining will be delayed by at least two weeks after a late-night meeting of Ministers last night.   It also now…

A local TD says ‘simplicity and clarity’ is needed in relation to the easing of restrictions. Sligo/Leitrim Independent TD, Marian Harkin raised concerns with Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, in the Dail yesterday. She said, for example, there are conflicting distancing rules for indoor dining that will cause confusion. One…