Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday


A lot.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is being tested for Covid-19 following the announcement of the Government’s five-level plan for ‘Living With Covid-19’ today.

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  • The Government announced its five-level plan for ‘Living with Covid-19‘ over the next six months. 
  • Following that announcement, the entire Cabinet is now restricting its movements but the Dáil will resume this evening after it had earlier been abandoned for a week after Health Minister Stephen Donnelly was sent for a Covid-19 test. 
  • Meanwhile, public health officials confirmed three more deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland and a further 357 cases – 218 of which are in Dublin
  • Dublin is subject to new restrictions with people in the capital now being asked to invite no more than one other household to their homes. So-called ‘wet pubs’ will also remain closed in the capital. 
  • In more positive news, fans will be allowed again to attend sporting events around the country following the announcement today of the Government’s plan. 
  • In less positive news – I know, this is a rollercoaster – the next census has been postponed from 2021 to 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) said.
  • Taxi drivers called on the government to introduce a range of measures to support the industry as they deal with the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • A 16-year-old boy was remanded in custody and will face a psychiatric evaluation after he was charged with the murder of a homeless man in Dublin.


The tall ship Pelican of London is anchored, alongside the Bass Rock off the East Lothian coast during a tour around the coast of Britain with a group of scientists on board to highlight the plans for next year’s Darwin200 initiative, a global project that will mark the 200th anniversary of the launch of HMS Beagle.

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#GRAHAM NORTON: The Irishman was ranked as the third-highest paid BBC presenter in a new list revealed by the broadcaster today. 

#AUSTRALIA: The country recorded no new coronavirus deaths for the first time in two months today, as a slowdown in new cases allowed a crippling lockdown in its second-biggest city to be eased.

#DONALD TRUMP: The US President suggested that global warming will reverse itself and dismissed climate change as a cause of ferocious fires engulfing swaths of the US West during a briefing with local officials in California.

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