Calls for hairdressers to be able to return to work sooner
The Irish Hairdressers Federation wants hairdressers to be able come back to work earlier than planned.
It's recommending the government open salons on June 29th, instead of phase four when they're due to open on July 20th.
The organisation represents over 400 salon owners across the country, which employ over 5,00 stylists.
Irish Hairdressers Federation incoming president, Danielle Kennedy says the sector's ready to open more quickly.
"Salons are already very sanitary environments, they're already very well equipped to take that level of hygiene and hygiene standards up to the next level.
"We're already very well equipped for contact tracing, so we're one of the industries that can adapt very easily to the government's protocols in order to reopen earlier."
More from Coronavirus
COVID19 UPDATE: 5 additional deaths, 15 new cases
Another five people have died of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.
People on the Covid19 payment and other job seekers payments will not be paid if they go on holiday during pandemic
The Department of Social Protection says it's because they are not considered to be genuinely looking for work.
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition goes virtual
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is going virtual for the first time in the exhibition's history in January 2021
Bus and train drivers will not be making people wear face coverings on public transport
The National Bus and Rail Union says it's not the drivers job to ensure mandatory mask wearing.
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Refuses Calls For Her To Stand Down
It comes as police investigate alleged social distancing breaches at Bobby Storey's funeral
Teaching Unions Concerned That Schools With Over 1,000 Students Will Struggle With Social Distancing
The ASTI says a mix of remote and in-class lessons may be needed in some schools as a result
Government Could Delay Allowing Unrestricted Travel Access Between Ireland And 'Green Countries'
A list is due to be published next Thursday, outlining destinations where people can travel to, and not have to self-isolate for 2 weeks when they return.
Cork City Hoteliers Focusing On The Present But Keeping An Eye On The Winter Months
Failte Ireland will today call for the country to reopen to oversea tourists as soon and as fast as public health considerations can allow
Health Minister Says The Goal Is To Have Every Student Back To School In August
Unions and teachers have expressed concerns about new guidelines on social distancing.
Popular Cork Tourist Sites Reopen After Months Of Closure Following COIVD19 Outbreak
It's hoped their reopening will provide a boost to the local economy and encourage staycations Leeside.
People Should Be Quarantined In Hotels When They Arrive Into Ireland From Coronavirus Hotspots
That's according to the Social Democrats co-leader.
New Social Distancing Guidelines Throw Full Re-Opening Of Schools In August Into Doubt
According to Department of Education guidance, primary aged children from 3rd to 6th class will be asked to keep one metre apart.