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« Reply #90 on: February 22, 2021, 11:47:14 pm »
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February 22 2021 10:07 PM

Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until at least April 5 at which point they will be reviewed under the Government’s new Living with Covid-19 plan.

The Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 has agreed to leave the highest level of restrictions in place for another six weeks over concerns about the continuously high rate of new coronavirus cases.

There are no other dates for easing restrictions in the Government’s new plan, according to those involved in drafting it.

The plan will set out a target of vaccinating 250,000 people a week from the start of April.

Meanwhile, up to 330,000 students are expected to return to classrooms next Monday under plans agreed by the Cabinet committee.

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It is hoped that Leaving Cert students along with children in junior infants, senior infants, first class and second class will resume classes on March 1 following a full Cabinet meeting tomorrow.

However Health Minister Stephen Donnelly cast doubt over first and second classes returning when he appeared on Claire Byrne Live this evening, saying it was not a done deal, despite junior education minister Josepha Madigan announcing this earlier today.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio 1 this afternoon, Ms Madigan said first and second class pupils would return to school on March 1 along with junior and senior infants and Leaving Certificate students.


However, a few hours later Mr Donnelly said the Government was still in talks with unions to confirm that this cohort of classes will return to school next Monday.
   
"Coming on the show tonight I double-checked exactly where we were... but what I was told as of two hours ago was actually Minister Foley is still in negotiations with the unions on this and Cabinet hopes to be in a position to announce something on this tomorrow,” he said.

He defended Ms Madigan, saying she probably made the announcement in “good faith” and that a spanner to this plan was only thrown in the works after her interview.

"I absolutely can (understand frustration) and there's no one more frustrated than Minister Foley, she has been engaged with all the education partners and we want to get this over the line and hopefully those talks can conclude in a positive way tonight or tomorrow morning.”

When asked if the teaching unions had raised concerns about these classes returning on Monday, Mr Donnely said yes.

“I’m not saying it's probably not going to happen but Josepha Madigan said that in good faith and my understanding is recently something would have happened and those talks are ongoing.

“It’s not Jospeha Madigan's fault she would have been given the information.”

Meanwhile the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) service will return on March 8 after being suspended in January.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) will review the impact of thousands of children returning to schools before the Government decide to send any more pupils back to classrooms.

However, Education Minister Norma Foley hopes the remainder of primary school children along with fifth and third year secondary school pupils will return in the latter half of March. However, this will be dependent on public health advice.

The Government’s new Living with Covid-19 Plan is expected to contain very little good news for the public with ministers and their advisers insisting they will not offer any clarity on when restrictions will be eased.

It comes as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a detailed roadmap for England to exit lockdown over the coming months.

But sources in Government Buildings insisted the Irish plan will not contain dates as research shows compliance with restrictions drops when dates are given.

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is pushing for some construction work to be permitted in the coming weeks.

Mr O’Brien wants work on social housing to resume along with private home completions. However, there is concern in Cabinet about the impact of reopening big construction sites due the movement of workers, especially when many would be travelling between counties to get to work.

It is widely expected the new Living with Covid-19 Plan will see the current Level 5 restrictions extended until at least April but mostly likely up until the start of May.

There is a push from some ministers to ease the 5km travel ban and allow people to meet up in groups outdoors next month.

However, a very cautious approach is being taken by Taoiseach Micheál Martin after the easing of restrictions at Christmas resulted in a wave of new Covid-19 cases and hundreds of people dying from the virus.

Significant emphasis will be focused on the national vaccination programme which the Government hopes will be ramped up to one million jabs a month by April and beyond. The number of people vaccinated will also be a key factor in deciding when restrictions can be eased.

It is hoped all healthcare workers and over-70s will have received their two jabs by mid-May and this will give the Government more room to ease regulations.

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Re: Get Guns Sticks Swords just arm yourselves
« Reply #91 on: February 22, 2021, 11:58:31 pm »
When can i get back on the tools?

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Re: Get Guns Sticks Swords just arm yourselves
« Reply #92 on: February 23, 2021, 12:09:56 am »
When can i get back on the tools?

They will give it a coat of looking over in April .I dont think anybody has a bulls notion Hal .Taoiseach calls for unity and one voice and Donnolly goes on telly half an hour later  and puts the boot in .Says yer one from Kerry will have a deal with teachers tomorrow or the day after .If that had of Been Bertie or Charlie the answer would of been .Ah the sound of children running around the schoolyards will be music to peoples ears .They would never of answered the question and never of put the boot in .How the fuck can you expect some teachers to return to work pay for lunch and transport and others to stay home on full Coin .Norma and Donnolly are out of their comfort zones you wouldnt let Norma operate as a Lollipop lady outside a school and you wouldnt give Donnolly a job as a car park attendant in a Hospital .

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« Reply #93 on: February 23, 2021, 12:16:49 am »
Ministers and senior sources across Government have acknowledged that recent confused messaging on the future management on the pandemic had been harshly received by the public.

One senior figure in Government said it was the “worst weekend” he had experienced since the Government took office.

He said that the Taoiseach’s revelation in an interview late last week that Level 5 restrictions would remain in place until the end of April had “shattered people”.

A senior official said it had been a terrible week for the Government, pointing to differences in the content and tone between the recent statements from the Taoiseach and Tánaiste.

Mr Martin’s warnings about another two months of lockdown came after suggestions by the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, that construction could open after March 5th, a message echoed by the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien.

Sources also reported that parents were increasingly annoyed about the lack of clarity about when their children would return to school. While Ministers have said that some classes will return in early March, it is unclear when all children will be back, with some suggestions that all pupils will not be back at school until after the Easter holidays, six weeks away in mid-April.

Another senior source complained about recent confusion in the messages coming from various parts of the Government, saying that there were differences between the Taoiseach and Tánaiste, the HSE and the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).

Commenting on Monday morning’s announcement by the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, of a plan to liberalise licensing laws, including allowing for longer pub opening hours, while pubs remain shut because of Covid restrictions, one Minister wondered, “Why in the name of God are we talking about opening pubs for longer hours?”

“There’s no co-ordinated messaging, no co-ordinated comms [communications],” complained another senior official.

     

Significant unhappiness
A TD said there was significant unhappiness in Fine Gael about the recent communications from Government, and that it would be discussed at the parliamentary party’s next meeting on Wednesday.

Many TDs in both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil believe that the public is straining under current restrictions and needs to be offered some prospect of the restrictions being eased.

Meanwhile, construction industry chief Tom Parlon has written to Nphet asking for restrictions on the industry to be lifted.

In a letter to deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn, Mr Parlon points out that there have been only 42 cases on sites since January of this year, with the industry working at 40 per cent capacity.

“I implore you to consider the evidence pertaining to the construction industry operating safely during the pandemic,” Mr Parlon wrote. “This evidence, from the HSE, shows that companies are effectively preventing Covid-19 entering and clustering on site. The industry is ensuring workers with symptoms don’t report to work. Where asymptomatic workers get on site, voluntary testing is identifying these cases. Where asymptomatic people are on site, clusters are not forming due to our robust safety procedures.”

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Re: Get Guns Sticks Swords just arm yourselves
« Reply #94 on: February 23, 2021, 09:14:27 am »
In less time than it took last nights porter turn to Piss Donnolly is back tracking .The Cunt said he CHECKED before he went on TV now he is saying he got it wrong .Big Dommos grandson got 6 months for changing his mind like that the judge called it perjury .

Leo is telling porkies about Building sites open to get people to forget he is a Traitor giving state secrets to him Bum Chum .Donnolly is kicking yer one from Kerrys head in to deflect from his lack of vaccines .The other one is extending pub opening hours when the pubs open but thats not the question .The question is When will the pubs open not for how long .The only decent Minister is Heather Humphreys just getting the Covid Coin into your bank account every week with no drama .

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Re: Get Guns Sticks Swords just arm yourselves
« Reply #95 on: February 23, 2021, 12:00:11 pm »
If we followed the far east advice of

Washing hands

Avoid closed spaces

Wearing masks

Cleaning surfaces.

But Westerners know best eh?

A loada something we're told.

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Re: Get Guns Sticks Swords just arm yourselves
« Reply #96 on: February 23, 2021, 02:48:02 pm »
If we followed the far east advice of

Washing hands

Avoid closed spaces

Wearing masks

Cleaning surfaces.

But Westerners know best eh?

A loada something we're told.
Strange then that all the poxs start in the east, not the west.
"Well, meet me at the bottom, don't lag behind
Bring me my boots and shoes
You can hang back or fight your best on the frontline
Sing a little bit of these workingman's blues".

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Re: Get Guns Sticks Swords just arm yourselves
« Reply #97 on: February 23, 2021, 02:51:04 pm »
Its great to see TDs and Public Servants got a pay raise .At least we know some things are normal .Cuts for Covid Coin but wage increases for others .

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Re: Get Guns Sticks Swords just arm yourselves
« Reply #98 on: February 23, 2021, 05:49:33 pm »
Im so excited Mick from Cork is going to be on Radio Eireann telling us all the Good stuff .I love the little bit at the end As Geilge makes the hair on me hole itch .

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« Reply #99 on: February 23, 2021, 06:26:37 pm »
Im so excited Mick from Cork is going to be on Radio Eireann telling us all the Good stuff .I love the little bit at the end As Geilge makes the hair on me hole itch .

No Irish Bit at the end ? But he included dead Ulster Prodestants in the Number of Deaths across the Island .Dont know about you but that was Shambolic told us nothing promised Vaccines that are not yet approved like J&J .Bring BacK Harris the Spoofer .Poor mick has no Charisma just dosent get the message across .

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« Reply #100 on: February 23, 2021, 06:43:10 pm »
What else could he do?  We hitched ourselves to Europe and we're reliant on them to get the vaccines delivered.  All he can do is make promises that it'll be alright some day...

AstraZeneca to miss second-quarter EU vaccine supply target by half

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AstraZeneca expects to deliver less than half the Covid-19 vaccines it was contracted to supply the European Union in the second quarter, an EU official told Reuters on Tuesday.  The expected shortfall, which has not previously been reported, comes after a big reduction in supplies in the first quarter and could hit the EU's ability to meet its target of vaccinating 70 per cent of adults by the summer.

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The EU has also faced delays in deliveries of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech as well as Moderna's shot. So far they are the only vaccines approved for use by the EU's drug regulator.  AstraZeneca's vaccine was authorised in late January and some EU member states such as Hungary are also using Covid-19 shots developed in China and Russia.

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« Reply #101 on: February 23, 2021, 07:00:06 pm »
Watty we have some of the Best Scientists in the world working in Ireland .We should be testing both the China Vaccine and the Russian one .There seems to be a Political agenda at play in the EU not to use either .

He lost me in the first few sentences when he gave a figure of over 6000 for the number of dead across the Island .Ulster Says No is not part of the Republic we have no accountability for their dead Citizens he only included them for dramatic effect .He reminds me of Donald Trump who is worrying Joe Biden will claim all the credit for the Half a million deaths in the USA .If that was to instill some sort of confidence in me  it failed .

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Re: Get Guns Sticks Swords just arm yourselves
« Reply #102 on: February 23, 2021, 07:01:38 pm »
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« Reply #103 on: February 23, 2021, 07:06:22 pm »
Tools for sale!!

Talking to the Rodent earlier .Bankruptcy and retire might be the way to go .Brits are glad Leo gave them a helping hand with Brexit and the Yanks love us we only need about 4 million vaccines .Charlie or Bertie would of been making phone calls by now .

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« Reply #104 on: February 23, 2021, 08:32:08 pm »
Tools for sale!!

Talking to the Rodent earlier .Bankruptcy and retire might be the way to go .Brits are glad Leo gave them a helping hand with Brexit and the Yanks love us we only need about 4 million vaccines .Charlie or Bertie would of been making phone calls by now .
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