Covid-19: Evening Update
Here's a reminder of today's Covid headlines
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19 545 New Cases - 50 here in Cork.
There has been a total of 4,903 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. There is now a total of 248,870* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today 294 are men, and 244 are women. 77% are under 45 years of age. The median age is 29 years old
Gardaí are reminding public to maintain good Covid-19 practices this bank holiday weekend.
They are asking people to maintain social distancing, wash hands regularly and not to gather in large groups. Holding or attending house parties remains against regulations. They say they will continue high visibility patrols at public amenities, parks and beauty spots across the country this weekend.
Tánaiste says outdoor events such as Electric Picnic and the National Ploughing Championships could take place in September.
The government is set to trial a number of indoor and outdoor events over the coming months, in a bid to see how music and sport events could be run safely with crowds
The government has defended the decision to allow hotels to serve food indoors ahead of pubs and restaurants.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says it's not based on medical advice but the fact hotels have been allowed to serve indoors in the past.
The Restaurants Association of Ireland has criticised the plan that will see them serving outdoors only when they re-open.
Driving lessons for essential workers resuming from May 10th.
Driving tests for people who are eligible and those who have been waiting the longest are also resuming, in a limited way.
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The National Ploughing Championships will not go ahead this year
The event normally draws a crowd of about 300,000 people and was due to take place in Ratheniska, Co Laois, in September
Covid-19 Evening Update: No new deaths, 456 new cases- 52 here in Cork
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of no additional deaths related to COVID-19.
Highest rate of Covid now in Kildare
Kildare has replaced Donegal with the highest incidence rate of Covid 19.
Varadkar: Everyone who want's a vaccine could be offered one by the end of June
Every person who want's a Covid-19 vaccine could be offered one by the end of June, according to the Tanaiste.
Traveller advocacy group says it's "unacceptable" a "small minority" of the community are going against public health advice
Yesterday a marquee, intended for a wedding reception, was removed from a halting site in south Dublin, preventing it from taking place.
Cork TD calls for clarity on weddings and calls for numbers to be raised to at least 50 beyond June
Cork TD Christopher O’Sullivan says if vaccination targets are being hit there should be no reason to keep wedding reception numbers at just six guests.
Clonakilty Vaccination centre expected to undergo a capacity upgrade as vaccination rollout continues
It has been confirmed to RedFM News that the Clonakilty Vaccination centre is expected to undergo a capacity upgrade, as the vaccination rollout continues to pick up pace.
COVID19 UPDATE: 8 New Deaths, 448 New Cases - 34 here in Cork
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
Cork TD says Cork Airport will to supported on road to recovery in post pandemic era
A Cork TD says the government must continue to support Cork Airport for at least three more years.
Marquee at Dublin halting site being taken down on foot of a court order
The marquee, which could cater for up to 60 people, was erected for a wedding reception, which would have breached Covid-19 rules.
Junior Transport Minister says it's too early for people to think about booking foreign holidays for August/September
The Government is currently looking at what the reopening of international travel will look like and how it will work
Covid cases expected to rise due to reopening, says consultant
There's an expected rise in Covid-19 cases in the next couple of weeks following the country's reopening, according an infectious disease consultant.