2021 in Ireland

Events during the year 2021 in Ireland. As in most of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated events in Ireland during this year.

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JanuaryEdit

  • 1 January
  • 2 January
    • 3,394 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.[3]
    • The Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory Cillian de Gascun announced that a further 9 cases of the UK variant of COVID-19 had been detected in the Republic of Ireland from 23 December to 29 December, bringing the total number of cases identified to 16.[4]
    • It was revealed that there were approximately 9,000 positive COVID-19 tests not yet logged on the HSE's IT systems, due to both limitations in the software; and lack of staff to check and input details, meaning there is an effective ceiling of approximately 1,700 to 2,000 cases that can be logged each day.[5]
  • 3 January – 4,962 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.[6]
  • 4 January – 6,110 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.[7]
  • 5 January
  • 6 January
    • 7,836 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.[11]
    • The Government agreed a number of new lockdown measures including the closure of all schools until February with Leaving Certificate students allowed to attend school for three days a week, the closure of all non-essential construction sites with certain exceptions at 6pm on 8 January, the requirement from 9 January for all passengers from the UK and South Africa to have a negative PCR test that they acquired within 72 hours of travelling and the prohibition of click-and-collect services for non-essential retail.[12]
    • The Tánaiste announced that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine would allow 10,000 more people in Ireland to be vaccinated per week.[13]
    • It was announced that Minister for Justice Helen McEntee tested positive for COVID-19.[14]
  • 7 January
    • NPHET confirmed that the backlog of cases due to a delay in reporting positive laboratory results have been cleared.[15]
    • The Government was forced to abandon plans for Leaving Certificate students to attend school on three days a week, and instead students will return to homeschooling along with other students until February, after the ASTI directed its members not to return to in-school teaching.[16]
    • The rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in private and voluntary nursing homes began nationwide, with 22 nursing homes of 3,000 residents and staff to be vaccinated.[17]
    • The Tánaiste announced that the Government would consider banning the sale of alcohol after a certain time in a day, while all pubs, restaurants and other businesses were set to remain closed until April.[18][19]
  • 8 January
  • 9 January – A major fire that broke out at an animal feed storage facility near the Port of Cork was brought under control.[23]
  • 11 January
    • The purchase of alcohol with supermarket vouchers as well as a number of multi-buy schemes were banned under new legislation that came into effect.[24]
    • Figures revealed by the Our World in Data organisation showed that Ireland had the highest daily number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world for every million people.[25]
    • Gardaí received new COVID-19 enforcement powers, including the power to fine people €100 in breach in the 5km travel limit.[26]
  • 12 January
  • 13 January
    • Taoiseach Micheál Martin issued a formal apology to victims and survivors of Mother and Baby Homes, on behalf of the state, and promised that the apology would be followed by actions, including access to counselling and records, provision of medical cards, and a system of reparations.[32]
    • The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) called for the Government to declare a national emergency and for all private hospital capacity to be fully nationalised into the public healthcare system as the number of hospitalisations doubled the peak of April 2020.[33]
  • 14 January
  • 15 January – The Chief Medical Officers of Ireland and Northern Ireland Tony Holohan and Michael McBride issued a joint statement urging everyone to stay at home.[37]
  • 16 January
  • 17 January
  • 18 January – The number of patients with COVID-19 being treated in hospitals around the country reached a record 2,023, with 200 in ICUs and over 400 people receiving high-grade ventilation and respiratory support.[42]
  • 19 January
    • 93 deaths of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.[43]
    • The Government was forced to abandon plans to reopen special schools on Thursday 21 January for thousands of children with special educational needs following safety concerns among staff unions.[44]
  • 20 January
  • 22 January
  • 23 January – Taoiseach Micheál Martin stated that COVID-19 vaccinations for people over the age of 70 may be delayed due to issues with the supply of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and also stated that COVID-19 restrictions would be in place for at least the first six months of the year and that not all of the 1 million students nationwide will be back in school before St Patrick's Day.[52][53]
    • Met Éireann issued a national Status Yellow snow and ice warning as falls of hail, sleet and snow with icy and hazardous conditions was forecast to take place.[54]
  • 24 January – A national Status Yellow snow and ice warning remained in place and a low-temperature and ice warning came into effect as it was forecast to be very cold overnight, with temperatures expected to drop as low as -5 degrees Celsius, while Gardaí urged caution on icy roads after the west and east of the country was hit by snow.[55]
  • 25 January
    • Gardaí warned that foreign holidays were not deemed essential as 1,500 fines were issued to people breaching the 5km travel limit in the previous two weeks.[56]
    • Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced that community vaccination of people aged 70 and over would begin in mid-February.[57]
    • A meat processing plant in Bunclody, County Wexford confirmed 42 cases of COVID-19 following screening of all staff on 15 January.[58]
    • The Garda Síochána, HSE and the Department of Health warned the public to be aware of possible scam text messages and phone calls relating to the COVID-19 vaccine.[59]
  • 26 January
    • Ireland's COVID-19 death toll passed 3,000 after 90 more COVID-19-related deaths were reported, bringing the death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,066.[60]
    • Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan confirmed that a further 6 cases of the South African variant of COVID-19 had been detected in the Republic of Ireland.[61]
    • The Government announced the extension of the Level 5 lockdown restrictions until 5 March, along with a number of new measures including a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for all people travelling into the country without a negative COVID-19 test, including all arrivals from Brazil and South Africa.[62]
    • The Government made the wearing of face coverings in all banks, credit unions and post offices mandatory.[63]
    • Talks between the Department of Education and unions continued with hopes that schools would be able to reopen on a phased basis between February and March.[64]
  • 28 January
  • 29 January
  • 30 January

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • 1 March
  • 2 March
    • A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with a firework attack on Gardaí at a violent anti-lockdown protest in Dublin city centre on 27 February.[179]
    • Three men in their 20s were arrested and more than 50 fixed payment notices were issued in Limerick after Gardaí broke up a street party involving large groups of students drinking, dancing, singing and setting of fireworks, near the University of Limerick.[180]
    • A secondary school in Cork confirmed a case of COVID-19 while a south Dublin school announced its closure due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 just one day after schools reopened.[181][182]
  • 3 March
    • One of the three men arrested following a street party in Castletroy, Limerick on the night of 2 March was charged with public order offences, as the University of Limerick warned that any student who were found breaking the university's code of conduct could face temporary suspension or expulsion, while Minister for Justice Helen McEntee urged young people to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.[183]
    • Jake Merriman, a 30-year-old man, appeared in court charged in connection with a firework attack on Gardaí at an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin city centre on 27 February.[184]
    • A large mural of Greta Thunberg in Dublin was vandalised just 24 hours after it was finished.[185]
  • 4 March
  • 6 March
    • Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that Ireland had reached the milestone of half a million COVID-19 vaccines administered.[191]
    • Gardaí arrested 6 people (5 men and 1 woman) as around 450 people attended an anti-lockdown protest in Cork city centre that ended without incident.[192]
    • A man and a woman in their 30s were injured in a shooting in Bluebell, Dublin.[193]
    • The body of a man who went missing after a kayaking accident in County Kildare last weekend was recovered.[194]
  • 7 March – President Michael D. Higgins signed into law the legislation to bring in mandatory hotel quarantine for certain passengers entering the country from high-risk countries.[195]
  • 8 March
    • HIQA advised NPHET that the duration of immunity following COVID-19 infection should be considered to be six months.[196]
    • Around 100,000 children returned to pre-school under the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme.[197]
    • The Department of Education and the HSE confirmed that the gradual phased reopening of schools would proceed as planned with all primary pupils and fifth year students returning to school on 15 March.[198]
    • RTÉ officially confirmed that Eoghan McDermott had left his 2FM role as a radio presenter on The RTÉ 2fm Breakfast Show after 3 weeks of "unplanned leave" and that he would not be returning due to the expiry of his contract.[199]
    • Gardaí investigated a threatening phone call that claimed there was a bomb at the home of Minister for Justice Helen McEntee.[200]
    • Seven people were arrested in County Cavan after Gardaí foiled an alleged extortion and blackmail attempt.[201]
  • 9 March
  • 10 March
  • 11 March
    • It was announced that Minister for Justice Helen McEntee would take six months of paid maternity leave from 30 April to 31 October 2021, and would remain a member of the Government without portfolio. Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys was assigned responsibility for the Department, in addition to her current portfolio.[208]
    • Ireland officially marked one year since the first death of COVID-19 in the country was confirmed on 11 March 2020, the same day when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.[209]
    • A 16-year-old schoolboy was charged with raping a girl at a park in Dublin.[210]
    • Tomasz Krzysztof Piotrowski, a 35-year-old man, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his mother in 2019.[211]
    • Under new nursing home visitation guidance approved by NPHET, residents in nursing homes would be permitted two visits per week on general compassionate grounds from 22 March.[212]
  • 12 March
    • Latest figures showed that as of 11 March, Gardaí had issued over 13,600 fines to people breaching COVID-19 regulations, with over 10,013 fines issued for non-essential travel and 2,040 fines issued for attending or hosting house parties.[213]
    • Gardaí confirmed that two people were arrested and more than 80 fines were issued after around 300 people gathered for the funeral of a young Traveller man in Carrick-on-Shannon on 11 March, despite Level 5 restrictions limiting mourners to 10 people.[214]
    • Nine residents at a nursing home with an outbreak of COVID-19 in Trim, County Meath died after the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered there.[215]
    • The Passport Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs was ready to begin issuing more passports to applicants after it expanded the criteria for what was a reasonable excuse to travel during the period of Level 5 restrictions.[216]
  • 13 March – More than 100 people gathered outside a church in Dublin for the funeral of George Nkencho, who was shot dead by Gardaí in December 2020.[217]
  • 14 March
  • 15 March
  • 16 March
    • The Garda Síochána urged people to stay at home for St Patrick's Day as a significant policing operation was put in place to deal with planned protests in Dublin city with 2,500 Gardaí being deployed across the country.[226]
    • President Michael D. Higgins thanked Queen Elizabeth for her St Patrick's Day wishes as she acknowledged with fondness her visit to Ireland ten years ago in 2011.[227]
    • Preparations were being finalised for "virtual" St Patrick's Day celebrations across the country, with online events taking place for a second year due to COVID-19 restrictions.[228]
    • Latest figures released by the HSE showed that 1,842 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in 108 schools in the past 7 days, with 44 positive cases confirmed in primary, secondary and special schools across the country.[229]
  • 17 March
  • 18 March – It was confirmed that 7 Gardaí were injured (including five hospitalised) after being kicked, punched and spat at in separate violent anti-lockdown protests which took place in Dublin on St Patrick's Day.[232]
  • 19 March
    • NIAC recommended that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could continue to be used in Ireland following approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on 18 March.[233]
    • Latest figures showed that as of 18 March, Gardaí had issued over 15,358 fines to people breaching COVID-19 regulations, with over 11,072 fines issued for non-essential travel and over 2,300 fines issued for attending or hosting house parties.[234]
    • James Bernard McGovern, a Fermanagh boxer, was jailed for over three years for assaulting two senior businessmen at a Cavan filling station in 2019.[235]
  • 20 March
    • The HSE resumed administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a number of hospitals across the country after a precautionary pause.[236]
    • Gardaí arrested 11 people and issued a number of fines after around 200 protestors took part in an anti-lockdown protest in the Phoenix Park in Dublin city centre.[237]
  • 21 March – Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath stated that mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving into Ireland from designated countries would come into effect by the end of the week.[238]
  • 22 March
  • 23 March – The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland opened for those arriving into the country from Friday 26 March, with a 12-night stay for passengers arriving from high risk countries costing €1,875 each.[242]
  • 24 March
  • 25 March
  • 26 March
  • 27 March
  • 28 March – A second person who absconded from a mandatory hotel quarantine facility on 27 March was located, while a search for the third male continued.[259]
  • 29 March
    • Latest figures released by the CSO showed that serious crime dropped by over a third in 2020 during the pandemic, while over 1,000 breaches of COVID-19 regulations were classified as crimes by Gardaí including the non-wearing of face coverings and international travel.[260]
    • Gardaí began a criminal investigation after a man in his 50s was found seriously injured in an apartment complex in Dublin city centre.[261]
  • 30 March
    • The Government announced a phased easing of Level 5 restrictions from Monday 12 April, with people allowed to travel within their county, two households allowed to meet socially outdoors, people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 allowed to meet other fully vaccinated people indoors, and the resumption of all residential construction projects from that date.[262]
    • Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced an update to the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy with priority groups being changed to an age-based system after vulnerable people with underlying conditions were vaccinated.[263]
    • Gardaí began a murder investigation after a 52-year-old man died from stab wounds in Dublin city centre on 29 March, while a man and a woman were arrested.[264]
    • The HSE confirmed that three passengers staying in mandatory hotel quarantine tested positive for COVID-19.[265]
    • The CEO of VHI stepped aside pending an investigation into his receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Beacon Hospital.[266]
  • 31 March
    • Irish journalist Yvonne Murray, who reports for RTÉ News and Current Affairs from China, was forced to leave the country because of mounting pressure from the Chinese authorities and over sinister threats to her husband.[267]
    • Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed that shoe shops would be allowed to sell children's footwear by appointment only.[268]
    • The Taoiseach told the Dáil that a national portal allowing for everyone to register for a COVID-19 vaccine would be available by the third week in April.[269]
    • The HSE announced that seven new walk-in COVID-19 testing centres for asymptomatic people would open from April in Dublin, Meath, Westmeath, Kildare and Galway in an effort to bring down cases that are high in certain areas.[270]
    • A 47-year-old man appeared in court charged with the murder of a 52-year-old man in Dublin on 29 March.[271]

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • 1 June
  • 2 June
    • The COVID-19 vaccine registration portal opened to people aged between 40 and 44 on a phased basis, starting with people aged 44.[388]
    • The gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector came into effect with the reopening of all hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and hostels.[389]
    • A probationary Garda avoided a jail sentence for breaching COVID-19 restrictions, and instead received a €1,000 fine for the breach along with a charge for being intoxicated in public.[390]
    • The Department of Education announced that Leaving Certificate results would be delayed for a second year in a row, with students to receive their results on 3 September.[391]
    • The Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory Cillian de Gascun confirmed that there had been 115 cases of the Indian variant of COVID-19 detected in Ireland.[392]
  • 3 June
    • HIQA advised NPHET that the duration of immunity following COVID-19 infection should be extended from six to nine months.[393]
    • The Government's emergency COVID-19 powers including additional Garda powers introduced to deal with COVID-19 was extended until November 2021.[394]
    • Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris stated that he expected students and staff to be back on campus for the new academic year of 2021/22.[395]
    • Dublin City Council confirmed that it was to install toilets, bins across the city from the bank holiday weekend, along with staff to maintain them, following criticism of a lack of facilities in the capital to allow people to socialise outdoors.[396]
    • A man died while climbing Mount Brandon in County Kerry.[397]
  • 4 June
  • 5 June
    • 14 people (including 5 juveniles) were arrested for public order offences and a Garda received hospital treatment on the night of 4 June, after violence broke out in Dublin city centre in which glass bottles were thrown at Gardaí, which resulted in a patrol car being damaged. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly described the incidents as "thuggish behaviour and completely unacceptable".[400]
    • Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Greystones, County Wicklow.[401]
    • The Department of Health added a further 5 countries to the Government's COVID-19 "high-risk" list for international travel, which would come into effect from 4 am on Tuesday 8 June.[402]
  • 6 June – 19 people (including 2 juveniles) were arrested for public order offences and two Gardaí received hospital treatment on the night of 5 June, after violence broke out in Dublin's south city centre for a second consecutive night in which a person was assaulted, a bin was set on fire and glass bottles were thrown, which resulted in a patrol car being damaged.[403]
  • 7 June
    • A three-month-old baby girl died after being attacked by a dog in west Waterford.[404]
    • The gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions continued with the reopening of all bars, restaurants and cafés for outdoor service, gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres, cinemas and theatres, the partial resumption of driver theory test services, and the allowance of an unvaccinated household to visit another unvaccinated household indoors.[405]
    • 14 people (including 3 juveniles) were arrested for public order offences on the night of 6 June, after violence broke out in Dublin's south city centre for a third consecutive night, while Gardaí arrested 8 people in Cork.[406]
  • 9 June
    • The United States Biden administration formally rebuked the United Kingdom in a rare démarche concerning the effects of the UK government's handling of Brexit on Northern Ireland. The US accused the UK of inflaming tensions in Europe and the North.[407][408][409]
    • Leaving Certificate exams got underway at schools throughout the country, with far lower numbers of students sitting individual exams compared to a normal year.[410]
    • A 46-year-old man pleaded guilty to murdering Rose Hanrahan, 78, at her Limerick home four years ago in 2017.[411]
  • 10 June
    • A Garda appeared in court charged with coercive control, criminal damage, sexual assault, assault causing harm and harassment of his former partner over a three-year period.[412]
    • The first in a series of live pilot concerts took place at the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, with James Vincent McMorrow and special guest Sorcha Richardson playing to 500 people at the show.[413]
  • 15 June
    • The Government agreed to increase the self-isolation period for travellers arriving in Ireland from Britain from 5 to 10 days for those who are not fully vaccinated amid Delta variant concerns.[414]
    • Thousands of people from Donegal and Mayo gathered in Dublin for a protest in support of a 100% redress scheme for homes and other buildings affected by blocks defective due to the mineral mica.[415]
  • 16 June – Legislation was passed, the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021, to halve greenhouse gas emissions within nine years and to achieve a climate neutral economy ("net zero") by 2050. Farmers marched in Dublin to protest against effects of the Bill on farming and rural communities.[416]
  • 17 June – HSE Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry confirmed that there had been 180 cases of the Delta variant detected in Ireland.[417]
  • 18 June – Three men were arrested on the night of 17 June following an altercation on South William Street in which glass bottles were thrown at staff members of a premises.[418]
  • 19 June
    • A primary school in County Offaly confirmed a suspected case of the Delta variant with the children told to self isolate at home.[419]
    • After discussing the evolving profile of COVID-19 across the island, the Chief Medical Officers of Ireland and Northern Ireland Tony Holohan and Michael McBride issued a joint statement reminding people who intended to travel across the border to be alert to the epidemiological situation in the relevant local areas and to ensure that they avoid activities which could place them or their families at risk of COVID-19 infection.[420]
    • A young man was rushed to hospital with suspected stab injuries after a fight broke out involving up to 30 people near St Stephen's Green.[421]
  • 20 June – The COVID-19 vaccine registration portal opened to people aged between 35 and 39 on a phased basis, starting with people aged 39.[422]
  • 21 June
    • An inquest into the death of George Nkencho formally opened in the Dublin coroner's court held in the RDS before being adjourned for six months until 14 December.[423]
    • Gardaí in Dublin began a murder investigation after a man in his 60s was stabbed to death at his home in south County Dublin on the night of 20 June.[424]
    • Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys spoke to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the legal issues around outdoor drinking and pledged to take legislative action to facilitate outdoor hospitality if it was required, after Gardaí warned that alcohol licences were not valid for areas outside pubs and restaurants.[425]
    • Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan stated that the latest data showed a "concerning increase in transmission" of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Ireland.[426]
  • 22 June
    • The HSE's Director of Public Health for the Midlands Una Fallon announced that a COVID-19 outbreak in Athlone had been identified as "probably" the Delta variant after a cluster of 14 primary cases associated with socialising by the River Shannon were confirmed on Friday 11 June.[427]
    • A 30-year-old man appeared in court charged with the murder of his 65-year-old father in Dublin on 20 June.[428]
  • 23 June – It was confirmed that at least three quarters of the HSE's IT servers had been decrypted and 70% of computer devices were back in use, following the cyber attack in May.[429]
  • 24 June
    • HSE Chief Clinical Officer Colm Henry confirmed that there had been 210 cases of the Delta variant detected in Ireland.[430]
    • Garda Commissioner Drew Harris publicly apologised to domestic violence victims who made emergency calls for help but did not receive the standard of service from Gardaí that they required and to which they were entitled.[431]
  • 29 June – Due to the rapidly increasing incidence of the Delta variant, the Government announced that the planned reopening of indoor dining and drinking in restaurants and pubs on 5 July would be delayed until at least 19 July when a system to verify vaccination or immunity would be implemented, while 50 guests would be permitted to attend wedding celebrations as an exception from July.[432]
  • 30 June

JulyEdit

  • 1 July – Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan announced that a fourth wave of COVID-19 was beginning in Ireland following an increase in cases caused by the Delta variant.[435]
  • 2 July
  • 3 July – Over 3,500 people attended a pilot music festival featuring Gavin James, Denise Chaila and Sharon Shannon in Dublin, with antigen testing used for entry.[439]
  • 5 July
    • Over 500 pharmacies around the country began administering the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 18 to 34 who opted-in to receive it.[440]
    • In a statement, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan stated that more than 70% of all cases were now accounted for by the Delta variant, as it continued to present a risk to those who were unvaccinated or waiting for a second dose of vaccine.[441]
    • A meeting between the hospitality sector and senior government officials took place to discuss the reopening of indoor dining and drinking with representatives told that indoor dining could reopen for 1.8 million fully vaccinated people with a self-regulated vaccine pass system.[442]
    • A 47-year-old Romanian man was jailed for life for the murder of 78-year-old Rose Hanrahan in Limerick in 2017.[443]
  • 6 July
    • Deutsche Bank announced plans to cut up to 450 full-time and contractor roles at its Dublin office.[444]
    • A 44-year-old man who stabbed a fisherman 40 times following a row over drugs was jailed for ten years.[445]
  • 7 July
    • The COVID-19 vaccine registration portal opened to people aged between 30 and 34 on a phased basis, starting with people aged 34.[446]
    • The 2021 Dublin Marathon was cancelled for the second year in a row.[447]
    • A teenage boy died and another was critically injured in a single vehicle road crash in County Kerry at around 1:10am.[448]
  • 8 July
    • The Chief Executive of the HSE Paul Reid stated that the Delta variant was to "outmatch" Ireland's supply of COVID-19 vaccines in July, while latest figures showed that 352 cases of the Delta variant had been detected in Ireland.[449]
    • An investigation got under way after three men were killed in a collision between a car and a lorry on the N7 at Rathcoole in Dublin.[450]
    • Over 1,000,000 people watched RTÉ's coverage of England's UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark on the evening of 7 July.[451]
  • 9 July
  • 10 July – Former Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Barry Cowen requested a special meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to discuss the result of the Dublin Bay South by-election, after the party's candidate, Deirdre Conroy, received just 5% of the share of first preference votes.[455]
  • 12 July
  • 13 July
    • It was revealed that people aged 16 and over would be offered a vaccine by the end of September, with the Government examining the possibility of vaccinating those aged 12 to 15 during the autumn, while it was confirmed that children aged under 12 would not now need to take a PCR test when entering the country.[459]
    • The Chief Executive of Basketball Ireland Bernard O'Byrne stepped down with immediate effect following his "ill-judged" social media comment regarding Raheem Sterling.[460]
  • 14 July
    • Gardaí seized over €34 million worth of cocaine disguised as coal, which was concealed in a shipment of bags to Ireland.[461]
    • The National Car Testing (NCT) service revoked 34,000 two-year NCT certificates incorrectly issued due to a system error.[462]
  • 15 July
  • 16 July
    • Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan stated that cases of COVID-19 were increasing in 22 out of 26 counties, with the majority of cases occurring in people who had not been fully vaccinated, after 1,173 cases were reported – the highest number since February.[465]
    • Weekend temperatures were set to reach 27 degrees Celsius across the country, as Met Éireann said it had been the hottest day of the year so far.[466]
    • UEFA confirmed that the Aviva Stadium would host the 2024 Europe League final.[467]
  • 17 July
    • Met Éireann recorded a temperature of 29.5 degrees Celsius in Athenry, County Galway, making it the hottest day of the year so far.[468]
    • COVID-19 cases continued to rise after a further 1,377 cases were reported, the highest in six months.[469]
  • 18 July – Met Éireann issued a High Temperature Advisory with temperatures expected to be in the high 20s for the next week.[470]
  • 19 July – Ireland joined the rest of the EU in implementing the Digital COVID-19 Certificate as travel restrictions into and out of the country eased.[471]
  • 20 July
    • Met Éireann issued a Status Orange high temperature warning for six counties in the Midlands and the rest of the country on a Status Yellow warning, with temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees Celsius in some areas.[472]
    • It was announced that AIB was set to close 15 branches in urban and suburban areas in the Republic of Ireland and merge their operations with others nearby.[473]
  • 21 July
    • The Government agreed that indoor dining in pubs and restaurants could resume on Monday 26 July for fully vaccinated and COVID-19 recovered people, after President Michael D. Higgins signed the legislation underpinning new guidelines into law.[474]
    • Met Éireann recorded a temperature of 30.1 degrees Celsius at Mount Dillon in County Roscommon, making it the hottest day of the year so far.[475]
  • 22 July
    • A woman in her late 20s died in a drowning incident on the LongfordCavan border, while in a separate incident, a man in his 70s drowned in County Leitrim.[476]
    • Met Éireann extended the Status Yellow high temperature warning issued nationwide to Saturday 24 July.[477]
    • Ireland had its first tropical night in 20 years after temperatures stayed above 20 degrees in certain parts of the country.[478]
    • Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn stated that the number of COVID-19 cases related to overseas travel had increased "very sharply", after it was revealed that the Delta variant now accounted for 90% of cases in Ireland.[479]
  • 23 July
    • The Chair of the NPHET Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group Philip Nolan stated that people had forgotten how easily the virus spread and that people were "getting too close".[480]
    • Met Éireann issued a Status Orange thunderstorm and rain warning for Galway, Clare and Tipperary and the rest of the country on a Status Yellow warning.[481]
    • A man in his 60s died after being recovered from the sea in Dublin.[482]
    • Draft guidelines for the reopening of bars and restaurants indoors on Monday 26 July were published. Under the guidelines, the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) would be the primary evidence for proof of immunity, all customers would have to show photo ID and contact tracing details for all customers would have to be taken, with an online QR code scanner developed to verify people's DCCs.[483]
  • 24 July – Around 1,500 protestors gathered in Dublin city centre to protest against vaccines, new legislation allowing for the reopening of indoor dining and the Digital COVID Certificate.[484]
  • 26 July
    • Restaurants, cafés and bars reopened for indoor dining and drinking for the first time since December 2020, operating under strict new public health regulations.[485]
    • Minister for Education Norma Foley stated that she was confident that a full reopening of schools from late August and early September would go ahead as planned.[486]
    • Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow rain and thunderstorm warning for Ireland.[487]
    • A man in his 60s died after getting into difficulty while swimming at Tramore beach in County Waterford.[488]
    • A specialist at the Department of Public Health in the Midlands raised concerns about gatherings of teenagers and young adults who wanted to deliberately catch COVID-19 so they could get their Digital COVID Certificate of Recovery.[489]
  • 27 July
    • After the COVID-19 vaccine registration portal opened to people aged 16 and 17 for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, the Government agreed to extend the COVID-19 vaccination programme to those aged 12 to 15 and to increase the limit of number of guests permitted at weddings from 50 to 100 from 5 August.[490]
    • Gardaí began a major investigation after a female member of the Defence Forces was allegedly raped by a male colleague in a mandatory quarantine hotel facility in Dublin.[491]
  • 28 July
  • 29 July
  • 30 July – Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin urged pubs and restaurants to continue to adhere to the guidance for indoor dining ahead of the bank holiday weekend, and reiterated that both the Digital COVID Certificate and the HSE Vaccination Card were acceptable proofs of immunity.[498]

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  2. ^ Resumption of the pre-school programme postponed until 11 January, in line with reopening of primary and secondary schools Gov.ie, 2021-01-01
  3. ^ Coronavirus: 4 deaths and a record high of 3,394 new cases confirmed TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-02
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  8. ^ Dublin woman (95) becomes first nursing home resident in the State to be vaccinated The Irish Times, 2021-01-05
  9. ^ Breastfeeding doctor and 95-year-old COVID-19 survivor vaccinated Irish Examiner, 2021-01-05
  10. ^ Up to 135,000 people to be fully vaccinated by end of February, Taoiseach says TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-05
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  12. ^ Additional public health restrictions - people urged to stay at home Gov.ie, 2021-01-06
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  14. ^ Minister for Justice Helen McEntee tests positive for Covid-19 The Irish Times, 2021-01-06
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  18. ^ Government will consider banning sale of alcohol after a certain time in the day, says Tánaiste Leo Varadkar Irish Independent, 2021-01-07
  19. ^ Pubs and restaurants likely to remain closed until April, Leo Varadkar says Irish Mirror, 2021-01-07
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  22. ^ Temperatures could plummet to -7C tonight RTÉ News, 2021-01-08
  23. ^ Major fire at Cork Port brought under control; no casualties reported TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-09
  24. ^ New regulations restrict price promotions of alcohol RTÉ News, 2021-01-11
  25. ^ Ireland had world’s highest Covid-19 infection rate last week The Irish Times, 2021-01-11
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  30. ^ Fine Gael parliamentary party readmits three Golfgate Senators The Irish Times, 2021-01-12
  31. ^ Three prisoners in Portlaoise and Mountjoy test positive for Covid-19 TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-12
  32. ^ State apology: Taoiseach's full statement on Mother and Baby Homes The Irish Times, 2021-01-13
  33. ^ Covid situation in Irish hospitals now a 'national emergency' as nurses issue urgent warning Irish Mirror, 2021-01-13
  34. ^ Three people fined for travelling 80km for a burger RTÉ News, 2021-01-14
  35. ^ New Bus Schedules for Dublin Area to take effect from next week National Transport Authority, 2021-01-14
  36. ^ Whip restored to three Fianna Fáil senators who attended Oireachtas golf dinner last August TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-14
  37. ^ 'We are gravely concerned': Chief medical officers issue joint stay-at-home warning TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-15
  38. ^ GPs and nurses get Moderna jab at vaccination centres RTÉ News, 2021-01-16
  39. ^ Nursing and midwifery student placements suspended to redeploy qualified nurses and midwives to support COVID-19 response Gov.ie, 2021-01-16
  40. ^ Govt requests early deliveries of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine RTÉ News, 2021-01-17
  41. ^ Covid-19: INMO calls for clarity on suspension of student nurse placements The Irish Times, 2021-01-17
  42. ^ Over 2,000 Covid patients in hospital, 200 in ICU RTÉ News, 2021-01-18
  43. ^ 93 further deaths as 2,001 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland Irish Examiner, 2021-01-19
  44. ^ Government abandons plans to reopen special schools this week The Irish Times, 2021-01-19
  45. ^ St Patrick's Festival Dublin parade cancelled for second year RTÉ News, 2021-01-20
  46. ^ An Taoiseach Micheál Martin congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration Gov.ie, 2021-01-20
  47. ^ Level 5 restrictions to remain, no plan to seal border - Taoiseach RTÉ News, 2021-01-22
  48. ^ Gardaí issue nearly 1,000 fines for Covid breaches in 11 days Irish Independent, 2021-01-22
  49. ^ Transmission of Covid-19 'too high' for schools to reopen, top HSE doctor warns Irish Mirror, 2021-01-22
  50. ^ North Dublin nursing home records 13 deaths after Covid-19 outbreak The Irish Times, 2021-01-22
  51. ^ Woman arrested after Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu harassed by far-right protesters outside Mansion House TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-22
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  53. ^ Taoiseach says there will be restrictions for six months, schools may not reopen until March TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-23
  54. ^ Nationwide snow and ice warning issued RTÉ News, 2021-01-23
  55. ^ Gardaí urge caution on icy roads as west hit by snow RTÉ News, 2021-01-24
  56. ^ Gardaí warn foreign holidays ‘not essential travel’ as they issue over 1,500 fines for breaking 5km travel limit Irish Independent, 2021-01-25
  57. ^ Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Programme - Monday 25 January Gov.ie, 2021-01-25
  58. ^ 42 Covid cases confirmed at Wexford meat plant RTÉ News, 2021-01-25
  59. ^ People warned of scam text messages and calls about the Covid-19 vaccine TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-25
  60. ^ Ireland's Covid-19 death toll passes 3,000 RTÉ News, 2021-01-26
  61. ^ Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team - Tuesday 26 January Gov.ie, 2021-01-26
  62. ^ Govt agrees to extend Covid-19 restrictions to 5 March RTÉ News, 2021-01-26
  63. ^ Face masks now mandatory in banks and post offices The Irish Times, 2021-01-26
  64. ^ Talks resume hoping to reopen schools on phased basis from mid-February The Irish Times, 2021-01-26
  65. ^ Man arrested over murder of 16-year-old Josh Dunne RTÉ News, 2021-01-28
  66. ^ Katie Taylor is RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year 2020 RTÉ News, 2021-01-28
  67. ^ Taoiseach pays tribute to Tommie Gorman on retirement RTÉ News, 2021-01-29
  68. ^ Ireland faces vaccines shortfall of 300,000 amid bitter row in Europe over supply The Irish Times, 2021-01-29
  69. ^ 2,400 fines issued for non-essential travel with 16 involving house parties Irish Examiner, 2021-01-29
  70. ^ Cork Gardaí fine motorist who travelled over 200km to collect a puppy as a gift EchoLive.ie, 2021-01-29
  71. ^ Irish mountain climber dies in Kenya RTÉ News, 2021-01-29
  72. ^ Status Yellow ice and snow warning for 18 counties RTÉ News, 2021-01-30
  73. ^ Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team - Saturday 30 January Gov.ie, 2021-01-30
  74. ^ Cases of variant from South Africa identified in Ireland have been contained, says expert TheJournal.ie, 2021-01-30
  75. ^ Ministers Foley and Madigan welcome agreed plan for return to in-school learning for children with special educational needs at primary level Gov.ie, 2021-02-01
  76. ^ Warning over sale of fake Covid-19 travel documents RTÉ News, 2021-02-01
  77. ^ Nearly 300 people fined €100 each at Dublin Airport in last days of January TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-01
  78. ^ Galway nursing home makes appeal for nurses after Covid-19 outbreak RTÉ News, 2021-02-01
  79. ^ Over 30 residents die in Cork/Kerry nursing homes in two weeks Irish Examiner, 2021-02-01
  80. ^ Coronavirus: 101 more deaths in highest toll recorded on one day The Irish Times, 2021-02-02
  81. ^ One-third of deaths in nursing homes from Covid-19 in January Irish Examiner, 2021-02-02
  82. ^ Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-02
  83. ^ Gardaí bust some moves in response to Swiss police dance challenge RTÉ News, 2021-02-02
  84. ^ Covid-19 outbreak at Eyre Powell Direct Provision Centre in Newbridge RTÉ News, 2021-02-03
  85. ^ Student gathering led to 61 cases and infected a wedding Irish Examiner, 2021-02-03
  86. ^ Total coronavirus infections recorded in Ireland passes 200,000 as 1,318 new cases and 75 more deaths confirmed Irish Independent, 2021-02-04
  87. ^ Minister Donnelly signs measures to enforce temporary travel restrictions Gov.ie, 2021-02-04
  88. ^ Body of woman (70s) discovered in burning car in Cork TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-04
  89. ^ Beast from the East 2.0: Snow predicted to bring nationwide disruption from Wednesday Irish Examiner, 2021-02-05
  90. ^ Ireland's first dedicated wildlife hospital to open in Co Meath RTÉ News, 2021-02-05
  91. ^ 4,500 people fined for breaching Covid-19 restrictions RTÉ News, 2021-02-05
  92. ^ First doses of AstraZeneca to be given next week as 190,000 shots to arrive this month Irish Independent, 2021-02-05
  93. ^ Minister Foley announces a new phase of planning for the State Examinations to include both the provision of Leaving Certificate examinations and also exploring a corresponding non-examination process. Gov.ie, 2021-02-05
  94. ^ Man arrested over woman's death in north Cork RTÉ News, 2021-02-05
  95. ^ First 21,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arriving in State is ‘big day’ , Donnelly says The Irish Times, 2021-02-06
  96. ^ Man charged with murder over woman's body found in car in Cork RTÉ News, 2021-02-07
  97. ^ Government hopeful construction sector will reopen on March 5th The Irish Times, 2021-02-08
  98. ^ People turned back at border with Northern Ireland as new rules come into effect TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-08
  99. ^ Accidental poisoning suspected over Cavan deaths RTÉ News, 2021-02-08
  100. ^ Status Yellow weather warning for six counties as up to 5cm of snow to fall Irish Independent, 2021-02-08
  101. ^ Govt announces extra €160m in supports for Covid hit firms RTÉ News, 2021-02-09
  102. ^ Revised 'Living with Covid' plan to be announced in a fortnight RTÉ News, 2021-02-09
  103. ^ Covid-19: Over a third of February deaths linked to nursing homes The Irish Times, 2021-02-09
  104. ^ Fines for non-essential travel abroad to increase to €2,000 Irish Independent, 2021-02-10
  105. ^ Ministers Foley and Madigan welcome agreed plan of the return of in-person teaching and learning for children in Special Classes at Post-Primary schools on 22 February Gov.ie, 2021-02-10
  106. ^ Government Ministers should be vaccinated, says virologist The Irish Times, 2021-02-10
  107. ^ WHO praise Irish recovery from Covid third wave, warn of fourth wave BreakingNews.ie, 2021-02-10
  108. ^ Inter-county GAA no longer covered under current Level 5 exemptions for elite sports, no activity expected until Easter RTÉ News, 2021-02-10
  109. ^ Full Level 5 restrictions in place until after Easter but schools and construction likely to reopen Irish Independent, 2021-02-11
  110. ^ Schools for students with additional needs reopen today RTÉ News, 2021-02-11
  111. ^ ASTI pulls out of talks over planning for this year’s Leaving Cert The Irish Times, 2021-02-11
  112. ^ Healthcare workers who refuse Covid vaccine may be removed from frontline Irish Independent, 2021-02-11
  113. ^ Status Yellow warnings as sleet and snow to hit Ireland RTÉ News, 2021-02-11
  114. ^ Specification of category 2 states under Regulation 6 of the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A - Temporary Restrictions) (COVID-19) (Restrictions upon Travel to the State from Certain States) (No. 4) Regulations 2021 Gov.ie, 2021-02-12
  115. ^ Six weeks before cases could drop to 100 per day - Nolan RTÉ News, 2021-02-12
  116. ^ More than 6,500 Covid fines issued as gardaí say it’s ‘long past time for those not playing their part to do so’ Irish Independent, 2021-02-12
  117. ^ Taoiseach will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day RTÉ News, 2021-02-12
  118. ^ Third of a tonne of cannabis found by gardaí in €7.4 million Kildare seizure TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-12
  119. ^ Murder investigation launched after shooting of man, 44, in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-02-12
  120. ^ ASTI decides to re-enter talks on this year’s Leaving Cert The Irish Times, 2021-02-13
  121. ^ Republic’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout to accelerate The Irish Times, 2021-02-13
  122. ^ Thousands without power as stormy conditions prevail Irish Independent, 2021-02-13
  123. ^ Orange wind warning follows sleet and snow showers RTÉ News, 2021-02-13
  124. ^ Minister for Health confirms locations for Ireland’s vaccination centres Gov.ie, 2021-02-15
  125. ^ Over 80,000 set to receive vaccine in 'exciting week' for roll-out TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-15
  126. ^ Covid-19: No new deaths, 821 more cases confirmed RTÉ News, 2021-02-15
  127. ^ Major Covid outbreaks at two universities as students flout rules Irish Independent, 2021-02-15
  128. ^ Covid-19: Pandemic death toll passes 4,000 as 57 further deaths reported by Nphet The Irish Times, 2021-02-17
  129. ^ Minister Foley confirms arrangements for Leaving Certificate 2021 Gov.ie, 2021-02-17
  130. ^ Four people including two politicians to face charges over Golfgate event The Irish Times, 2021-02-17
  131. ^ Three prisoners test positive for Covid-19 at Midlands Prison TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-17
  132. ^ Cocaine worth €12 million discovered in containers from Central America at Ringaskiddy Port TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-18
  133. ^ Irishman held in China appeals to return home RTÉ News, 2021-02-18
  134. ^ Retired teacher John McClean jailed for eight years for abuse of boys RTÉ News, 2021-02-18
  135. ^ Ulster Bank confirms exit from Irish market RTÉ News, 2021-02-19
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  137. ^ Strict restrictions set to remain in place until May as all primary school students to return by 15 March TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-19
  138. ^ More than 900 fines issued to people for attending and organising house parties during lockdown Irish Independent, 2021-02-19
  139. ^ Dr Emer Holohan, wife of Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, dies after long illness Irish Independent, 2021-02-19
  140. ^ Stephen Silver sent forward for trial charged with capital murder of Garda Colm Horkan Irish Examiner, 2021-02-19
  141. ^ Hospitality will not reopen before mid-summer, Taoiseach says The Irish Times, 2021-02-20
  142. ^ Nearly 1,000 over 85s getting vaccinated at DCU centre RTÉ News, 2021-02-20
  143. ^ Defence Forces deliver first Covid vaccines to islands RTÉ News, 2021-02-20
  144. ^ Passport Service suspends almost all operations due to Covid-19 The Irish Times, 2021-02-20
  145. ^ Retired nurse who sued HSE over cervical smear tests dies The Irish Times, 2021-02-20
  146. ^ Nationwide Status Yellow wind warning issued with rain expected across the country TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-20
  147. ^ Treaty United get First Division licence as League of Ireland football returns to Limerick RTÉ News, 2021-02-20
  148. ^ Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-22
  149. ^ Level 5 restrictions set to be extended until April, but schools and childcare will reopen The Irish Times, 2021-02-22
  150. ^ Special classes in mainstream schools reopening today Irish Independent, 2021-02-22
  151. ^ Status Orange rainfall warning for four counties as weather set to turn wet and windy tonight TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-22
  152. ^ Ex-solicitors jailed over bank fraud scheme RTÉ News, 2021-02-22
  153. ^ Man sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter of mother after life sentence overturned RTÉ News, 2021-02-22
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  157. ^ Senior Fine Gael figures launch scathing attack on Taoiseach’s ‘appalling’ handling of pandemic Irish Independent, 2021-02-24
  158. ^ Minister Naughton Announces Further Extension to Driving Licences Gov.ie, 2021-02-24
  159. ^ HSE and Kilkenny hospital in apology over woman's death RTÉ News, 2021-02-24
  160. ^ Coronavirus: Variant discovered in UK and Nigeria found in State for first time The Irish Times, 2021-02-25
  161. ^ 17-year-old seriously injured in Dublin shooting RTÉ News, 2021-02-25
  162. ^ Two men killed in road crash in Co Cork RTÉ News, 2021-02-25
  163. ^ Body of third man found near where two brothers murdered on Cork farm The Irish Times, 2021-02-26
  164. ^ Man who recorded rape of six-month-old girl jailed for 16 years RTÉ News, 2021-02-26
  165. ^ Minister O’Gorman publishes the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision Gov.ie, 2021-02-26
  166. ^ €1.2m worth of drugs seized at Dublin Port RTÉ News, 2021-02-26
  167. ^ Statement from the Minister for Health on ‘high-risk’ countries Gov.ie, 2021-02-26
  168. ^ Letter from Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn to Parents and Guardians Gov.ie, 2021-02-26
  169. ^ CSO looks at one year impact of Covid-19 RTÉ News, 2021-02-26
  170. ^ Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-26
  171. ^ Garda taken to hospital as 23 arrested over Dublin disturbance RTÉ News, 2021-02-27
  172. ^ Covid-19: 13 deaths and 738 new cases as Ireland marks one year of pandemic Irish Examiner, 2021-02-28
  173. ^ Violent scenes were a riot, not a protest says Leo Varadkar Irish Examiner, 2021-02-28
  174. ^ Garda injured during arrest at Finglas house party RTÉ News, 2021-02-28
  175. ^ Post-mortems completed on bodies of three brothers found dead in Cork TheJournal.ie, 2021-02-28
  176. ^ Over 320,000 students return to school under phased reopening RTÉ News, 2021-03-01
  177. ^ Dublin school confirms Covid-19 case as urgent letter sent to parents Irish Mirror, 2021-03-01
  178. ^ Bank of Ireland to close over 100 branches across Ireland Irish Independent, 2021-03-01
  179. ^ Gardaí arrest man suspected of launching fireworks at officers The Irish Times, 2021-03-02
  180. ^ Flares set off, three arrested and dozens fined after street party in Limerick housing estate Irish Independent, 2021-03-02
  181. ^ Cork school confirms Covid-19 case just one day after classes return Irish Mirror, 2021-03-02
  182. ^ Dublin school closed 'until further notice' as parents given urgent Covid letter update Dublin Live, 2021-03-02
  183. ^ Man charged following street party in Co Limerick The Irish Times, 2021-03-03
  184. ^ Man charged over firework attack at Dublin protest RTÉ News, 2021-03-03
  185. ^ Mural of Greta Thunberg in Dublin vandalised RTÉ News, 2021-03-03
  186. ^ Denise Chaila wins RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year 2020 RTÉ News, 2021-03-04
  187. ^ Niall Horan wins RTÉ's Choice Music Prize Song of the Year RTÉ News, 2021-03-04
  188. ^ Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-04
  189. ^ Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team - Thursday 4 March Gov.ie, 2021-03-04
  190. ^ Revealed: How one Covid outbreak among students led to 442 cases Irish Independent, 2021-03-04
  191. ^ Coronavirus: State passes half a million vaccines doses administered The Irish Times, 2021-03-06
  192. ^ Cork anti-lockdown demonstration staged without serious incident as Gardaí mount major security operation Irish Independent, 2021-03-06
  193. ^ Man and woman injured in Dublin shooting RTÉ News, 2021-03-06
  194. ^ Body found in search for missing kayaker in Kildare TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-06
  195. ^ President Higgins signs Health (Amendment) Bill 2021 President of Ireland, 2021-03-07
  196. ^ Duration of protective immunity (protection from reinfection) following SARS-CoV-2 infection HIQA, 2021-03-08
  197. ^ 100,000 children returning to pre-school RTÉ News, 2021-03-08
  198. ^ All clear for primary pupils and fifth years to return to school next Monday Irish Independent, 2021-03-08
  199. ^ RTÉ confirms Eoghan McDermott will not return to 2FM RTÉ News, 2021-03-08
  200. ^ Gardaí investigate bomb scare at home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-08
  201. ^ Seven arrested after extortion attempt foiled RTÉ News, 2021-03-08
  202. ^ Second arrest in Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud investigation RTÉ News, 2021-03-09
  203. ^ Status Yellow alert as winds could gust to 120kmh Irish Independent, 2021-03-09
  204. ^ Covid-19: Irish cases of worrying variant double to six The Irish Times, 2021-03-09
  205. ^ Minister loses appeals over home-schooled Leaving Cert students The Irish Times, 2021-03-09
  206. ^ Ireland to receive 46,500 extra doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine through EU deal The Irish Times, 2021-03-10
  207. ^ Gusts of up to 120km expected as Status Orange wind warning set to kick in for Cork and Kerry TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-10
  208. ^ Minister Helen McEntee to take six months' paid maternity leave RTÉ News, 2021-03-11
  209. ^ Vaccine brings hope one year after pandemic declared RTÉ News, 2021-03-11
  210. ^ Schoolboy charged with raping girl at Dublin park Irish Independent, 2021-03-11
  211. ^ Man sentenced to life for mother's murder RTÉ News, 2021-03-11
  212. ^ Minister for Health and Minister for Mental Health and Older People welcome new Visitation Guidance for Nursing Homes Gov.ie, 2021-03-11
  213. ^ Revealed: Gardaí issue 13,600 fines for Covid breaches with more than 2,000 sanctions for attending or organising house parties Irish Independent, 2021-03-12
  214. ^ Two arrests and 80 fined over Leitrim funeral attended by hundreds Irish Independent, 2021-03-12
  215. ^ Covid-19: Nine die in Trim nursing home despite having had first vaccination The Irish Times, 2021-03-12
  216. ^ Passport Office to begin processing some applications as categories of 'reasonable excuses' for travel expanded TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-12
  217. ^ Funeral of George Nkencho takes place in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-03-13
  218. ^ Covid-19: NIAC recommends ‘temporary deferral’ of AstraZeneca vaccine rollout The Irish Times, 2021-03-14
  219. ^ Gardaí upgrade investigation on Varadkar's leak of GP contract RTÉ News, 2021-03-14
  220. ^ Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger resigns from Future of Media Commission TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-14
  221. ^ No new Covid deaths reported on island of Ireland RTÉ News, 2021-03-14
  222. ^ Three gardaí policing Covid-19 rules assaulted at house in Donegal The Irish Times, 2021-03-14
  223. ^ 350,000 pupils returning to schools as phased reopening continues RTÉ News, 2021-03-15
  224. ^ More than 30,000 face vaccine deferral as State suspends AstraZeneca use over clotting fears The Irish Times, 2021-03-15
  225. ^ Mary Lou McDonald calls for Tánaiste to resign over 'abuse of power' TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-15
  226. ^ 2,500 gardaí to be deployed over planned St Patrick's Day protests RTÉ News, 2021-03-16
  227. ^ President Higgins welcomes St Patrick's Day wishes from Queen Elizabeth RTÉ News, 2021-03-16
  228. ^ Final preparations for 'virtual' St Patrick's Day RTÉ News, 2021-03-16
  229. ^ Weekly COVID-19 Mass Testing Report for Schools and Childcare Facilities HSE, 2021-03-16
  230. ^ More than a dozen arrested at anti-lockdown protests in Dublin The Irish Times, 2021-03-17
  231. ^ Taoiseach speaks of 'undying friendship' between Ireland and US in virtual meeting with Joe Biden TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-17
  232. ^ Seven gardaí hospitalised after violent St Patrick’s Day attacks The Irish Times, 2021-03-18
  233. ^ Statement from Dr Ronan Glynn on recommencement of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca programme Gov.ie, 2021-03-19
  234. ^ COVID-19 Doesn’t Take The Weekend Off for House Parties or Social Gatherings An Garda Síochána, 2021-03-19
  235. ^ Fermanagh boxer jailed for assaulting two businessmen RTÉ News, 2021-03-19
  236. ^ HSE resumes use of AstraZeneca vaccine at several centres The Irish Times, 2021-03-20
  237. ^ Gardaí investigating after 11 arrested at anti-lockdown protest in Dublin Irish Independent, 2021-03-20
  238. ^ Hotel quarantine in effect by next weekend - McGrath RTÉ News, 2021-03-21
  239. ^ ‘We hoped to be in a better place now’ - experts warn Ireland is in ‘real danger’ of Covid-19 fourth wave Irish Independent, 2021-03-22
  240. ^ President Higgins and wife Sabina receive Covid-19 vaccines The Irish Times, 2021-03-22
  241. ^ Community 'shocked' as Tipperary school closes due to Covid outbreak Irish Examiner, 2021-03-22
  242. ^ Ireland’s mandatory quarantine booking portal goes live, with travellers from at risk countries to be charged €1,875 for 12 nights Irish Independent, 2021-03-23
  243. ^ Planning permission granted for Ireland's tallest building in Cork RTÉ News, 2021-03-24
  244. ^ Covid-19: ‘Walk-in’ tests available at five centres from tomorrow The Irish Times, 2021-03-24
  245. ^ Nphet postpones discussion on April 5 easing of restrictions Irish Examiner, 2021-03-24
  246. ^ Lidl sues Irish Farmers' Association for defamation over ads about supermarket's own-brand milk TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-24
  247. ^ Mask wearing to be required during Leaving Cert oral exams RTÉ News, 2021-03-24
  248. ^ Ulster Bank hit with record €38m Central Bank fine for tracker mortgage failings RTÉ News, 2021-03-25
  249. ^ Green light for €15.5m Tayto Park rollercoaster after two-year planning battle TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-25
  250. ^ Man who claimed €6k in PUP while living in Asia arrested in Cork Irish Examiner, 2021-03-25
  251. ^ Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine regime begins today Irish Independent, 2021-03-26
  252. ^ Calls from Labour for Beacon Hospital CEO to resign after vaccines given to private school teachers TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-26
  253. ^ 17,000 Covid fines issued during pandemic - 2,700 for house parties Irish Examiner, 2021-03-26
  254. ^ All secondary students to return to school on 12 April RTÉ News, 2021-03-26
  255. ^ Legal first as same-sex couple recognised as parents on birth certs from birth RTÉ News, 2021-03-26
  256. ^ Statement from the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly - Saturday 27 March 2021 Gov.ie, 2021-03-27
  257. ^ Three people abscond from hotel quarantine in Dublin Irish Independent, 2021-03-27
  258. ^ Status yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway and Mayo, but temperatures set to hit 17 degrees next week TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-27
  259. ^ Two who left hotel quarantine returned to facility, search for third continues The Irish Times, 2021-03-28
  260. ^ Press Statement Recorded Crime Quarter 4 2020 Central Statistics Office, 2021-03-29
  261. ^ Investigation under way over death of man in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-03-29
  262. ^ Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Gov.ie, 2021-03-30
  263. ^ Minister Donnelly announces update to Ireland’s Vaccination Prioritisation List Gov.ie, 2021-03-30
  264. ^ Murder investigation under way after Dublin stabbing RTÉ News, 2021-03-30
  265. ^ Three test positive for Covid-19 and isolated in quarantine hotel The Irish Times, 2021-03-30
  266. ^ Chief executive of VHI who received Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital steps aside pending investigation into the issue Irish Independent, 2021-03-30
  267. ^ Irish journalist leaves China after rise in surveillance RTÉ News, 2021-03-31
  268. ^ Shoe shops will be allowed sell for children by appointment, says Martin The Irish Times, 2021-03-31
  269. ^ Everyone will be able to register for their vaccine jab on new online portal by third week of April – Taoiseach Irish Independent, 2021-03-31
  270. ^ Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week TheJournal.ie, 2021-03-31
  271. ^ Man charged in Horgan murder investigation RTÉ News, 2021-03-31
  272. ^ Public health officials appeal for 'safe Easter' as 18 more deaths and 761 new cases reported Irish Examiner, 2021-04-01
  273. ^ Coombe doctor brought Covid-19 vaccines home for family, review finds The Irish Times, 2021-04-01
  274. ^ DUBLIN GAA STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Dublin GAA, 2021-04-01
  275. ^ France, Germany, Italy will not be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list RTÉ News, 2021-04-01
  276. ^ 'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today TheJournal.ie, 2021-04-01
  277. ^ Statement from the Minister for Health and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Gov.ie, 2021-04-01
  278. ^ Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel when returning from Dubai cosmetic surgery trip Irish Independent, 2021-04-02
  279. ^ Second anti-lockdown protest held in Cork city RTÉ News, 2021-04-03
  280. ^ Eight arrested as protest planned for Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-04-04
  281. ^ Women who refused quarantine after Dubai return to leave prison for hotel as bail conditions amended The Irish Times, 2021-04-04
  282. ^ President leads commemoration of 1916 Easter Rising RTÉ News, 2021-04-04
  283. ^ Gardaí told to self-isolate after quarantine hotel guest tests positive for Covid-19 Irish Independent, 2021-04-06
  284. ^ Vaccine decision based on science, Minister tells teachers RTÉ News, 2021-04-06
  285. ^ Three women who left mandatory quarantine found almost 200km from Dublin hotel Irish Independent, 2021-04-06
  286. ^ Teacher unions vote for motion backing industrial action RTÉ News, 2021-04-07
  287. ^ Confusion as teachers and SNAs in special schools got vaccinated yesterday Irish Independent, 2021-04-07
  288. ^ 'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official TheJournal.ie, 2021-04-08
  289. ^ Latest Monaghan GAA Statement Monaghan GAA, 2021-04-08
  290. ^ State’s millionth Covid-19 vaccine dose has been administered The Irish Times, 2021-04-08
  291. ^ Medicines regulator investigates first Irish blood clot case after AstraZeneca jab The Irish Times, 2021-04-08
  292. ^ Ten coronavirus cases detected in mandatory hotel quarantine RTÉ News, 2021-04-08
  293. ^ Taoiseach and British PM call for calm in NI RTÉ News, 2021-04-08
  294. ^ President Higgins leads Irish tributes to Prince Philip RTÉ News, 2021-04-09
  295. ^ Five new walk-in centres for Covid hotspots as 25,000 people tested around country Irish Independent, 2021-04-09
  296. ^ Man arrested after garda dragged by car during drugs search in Cork RTÉ News, 2021-04-09
  297. ^ Woman with two negative Covid tests takes court challenge to Irish hotel quarantine Irish Independent, 2021-04-09
  298. ^ Up to 100 people attended one house party last weekend while almost €3m in Covid-19 fines have been issued Irish Independent, 2021-04-09
  299. ^ Minister for Health announces additions to list of designated States Gov.ie, 2021-04-09
  300. ^ Rachael Blackmore makes Grand National history on Minella Times Sky News, 2021-04-10
  301. ^ Two travellers from Israel released from mandatory hotel quarantine The Irish Times, 2021-04-11
  302. ^ Phased easing of Level 5 restrictions under way RTÉ News, 2021-04-12
  303. ^ National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) issues revised advice on the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine NIAC, 2021-04-12
  304. ^ Man in court on 232 sex abuse charges Irish Independent, 2021-04-12
  305. ^ HSE cancels all AZ clinics for rest of week except for certain people aged over 60 The Irish Times, 2021-04-13
  306. ^ Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity TheJournal.ie, 2021-04-13
  307. ^ Girl, 3, dies after being hit by bus in Tipperary RTÉ News, 2021-04-13
  308. ^ KBC looks at Irish exit plan with Bank of Ireland deal RTÉ News, 2021-04-16
  309. ^ Fresh pressure on Government as European Commission outlines ‘concern’ at hotel quarantine rules Irish Independent, 2021-04-16
  310. ^ Over 20,000 fines for breaching Covid-19 rules, with 3,500 issued for house parties Irish Independent, 2021-04-16
  311. ^ Irish flags half-mast at State buildings in 'mark of respect' for Prince Philip TheJournal.ie, 2021-04-17
  312. ^ Murder investigation after woman stabbed in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-04-17
  313. ^ President Michael D Higgins celebrates 80th birthday RTÉ News, 2021-04-18
  314. ^ Man charged with woman's murder in Finglas RTÉ News, 2021-04-19
  315. ^ Three cases of Covid-19 variant discovered in India reported in State The Irish Times, 2021-04-19
  316. ^ Two ‘fully vaccinated’ nursing home staff test positive for Covid-19 Irish Independent, 2021-04-20
  317. ^ Dr Tony Holohan returns to work as chief medical officer The Irish Times, 2021-04-20
  318. ^ Carphone Warehouse to close its Irish business, 486 jobs to go RTÉ News, 2021-04-21
  319. ^ Outbreak of at least 70 Covid-19 cases at Intel construction site Irish Independent, 2021-04-22
  320. ^ Gardaí make appeal to missing 14-year-old girl Svetlana Murphy RTÉ News, 2021-04-22
  321. ^ 22-year-old man dies in cliff fall in Co Cork RTÉ News, 2021-04-25
  322. ^ Visitor attractions, outdoor sports back as restrictions ease RTÉ News, 2021-04-26
  323. ^ Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis TheJournal.ie, 2021-04-26
  324. ^ Under 50s in good health who had Covid-19 to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’ after one jab The Irish Times, 2021-04-27
  325. ^ Offaly primary school closes as 23 Covid cases confirmed RTÉ News, 2021-04-27
  326. ^ Eoghan Murphy resigns as TD for Dublin Bay South RTÉ News, 2021-04-27
  327. ^ Former Sinn Féin councillor charged with Regency Hotel murder The Irish Times, 2021-04-27
  328. ^ New public health measures announced: The Path Ahead Gov.ie, 2021-04-29
  329. ^ Four gardaí charged in corruption investigation RTÉ News, 2021-04-29
  330. ^ Covid-19: India added to quarantine list amid rise in variant cases The Irish Times, 2021-04-30
  331. ^ Minister for Health announces updates to list of designated States Gov.ie, 2021-04-30
  332. ^ Coronavirus: Donegal must ‘turn around’ its high infection rates – Holohan The Irish Times, 2021-04-30
  333. ^ Gardai urge people to adhere to Covid guidelines as fines for breaches rise Irish Independent, 2021-04-30
  334. ^ Three people arrested as over €1 million worth of suspected cocaine, cannabis and tablets seized TheJournal.ie, 2021-04-30
  335. ^ Hundreds attend lockdown protest in Cork RTÉ News, 2021-05-01
  336. ^ Seven walk-in Covid-19 testing centres to open around country The Irish Times, 2021-05-01
  337. ^ An open letter to those who’ve been vaccinated on what comes next - from Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer Gov.ie, 2021-05-03
  338. ^ Woman knocked onto train track at Dublin station in shocking incident caught on CCTV Irish Independent, 2021-05-03
  339. ^ Donegal gardaí set up hotline for Covid breaches The Irish Times, 2021-05-04
  340. ^ Boy, 15, charged with murder of woman in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-05-05
  341. ^ An Post to increase prices on domestic and international stamps RTÉ News, 2021-05-05
  342. ^ Man charged with murder of man attacked with axe at his home RTÉ News, 2021-05-06
  343. ^ Homeless people offered Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine at temporary city centre clinic Irish Independent, 2021-05-06
  344. ^ Pavee Point ‘alarmed’ over post-wedding gathering in Longford The Irish Times, 2021-05-06
  345. ^ Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for second year running RTÉ News, 2021-05-07
  346. ^ Over 100 jobs to go as Teva to shift Sudocrem production to Bulgaria The Irish Times, 2021-05-07
  347. ^ Man jailed for life over murder of estranged wife's partner RTÉ News, 2021-05-07
  348. ^ Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home TheJournal.ie, 2021-05-07
  349. ^ Darkness Into Light raises more than €6m for Pieta RTÉ News, 2021-05-08
  350. ^ Minister for Health announces updates to list of designated States Gov.ie, 2021-05-08
  351. ^ ‘I feel great – fantastic’ – Taoiseach Michéal Martin receives first Covid jab Irish Independent, 2021-05-09
  352. ^ Wide range of social and economic activity resumes RTÉ News, 2021-05-10
  353. ^ Court lifts ban on naming boy killed by relative RTÉ News, 2021-05-10
  354. ^ Thunderstorm warning in effect for 13 counties RTÉ News, 2021-05-10
  355. ^ Covid outbreak among prisoners and staff at Mountjoy Prison RTÉ News, 2021-05-10
  356. ^ Two die in house fire in Co Roscommon RTÉ News, 2021-05-13
  357. ^ Three teenagers arrested over DART station attack RTÉ News, 2021-05-13
  358. ^ HSE forced to shut down IT systems after ‘fairly sophisticated’ cyber attack The Irish Times, 2021-05-14
  359. ^ Former RTÉ producer pleads guilty to child abuse offences RTÉ News, 2021-05-14
  360. ^ Four gardaí and retired superintendent charged with attempting to pervert course of justice The Irish Times, 2021-05-14
  361. ^ Ploughing Trade Exhibition cancelled due to uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions RTÉ News, 2021-05-14
  362. ^ 'Substantial cancellations' following HSE ransomware attack RTÉ News, 2021-05-15
  363. ^ No daily Covid figures amid HSE cyberattack BreakingNews.ie, 2021-05-15
  364. ^ Minister for Health confirms he has revoked the designation of five States Gov.ie, 2021-05-15
  365. ^ Thousands attend rallies in Dublin, Cork and Galway in solidarity with Palestine The Irish Times, 2021-05-15
  366. ^ Dept of Health responding to cyber attack since Thursday RTÉ News, 2021-05-16
  367. ^ President attends National Famine Commemoration RTÉ News, 2021-05-16
  368. ^ Landmark day for retail as non-essential shops reopen RTÉ News, 2021-05-17
  369. ^ People in their 40s to be given choice of AstraZeneca or J&J vaccine The Irish Times, 2021-05-17
  370. ^ Ireland's Lesley Roy misses out on a place in the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final RTÉ News, 2021-05-18
  371. ^ Covid-19: Dept of Health reports 503 new cases RTÉ News, 2021-05-19
  372. ^ Pfizer to make Covid-19 vaccine component at Dublin facility RTÉ News, 2021-05-19
  373. ^ Deirdre Morley found not guilty by reason of insanity RTÉ News, 2021-05-20
  374. ^ IT experts testing decryption key sent by criminals behind cyber attack RTÉ News, 2021-05-20
  375. ^ Minister Humphreys announces return of SuperValu TidyTowns Competition Gov.ie, 2021-05-21
  376. ^ Minister for Health confirms he has revoked the designation of six States Gov.ie, 2021-05-22
  377. ^ Two gardaí injured in Blanchardstown shooting RTÉ News, 2021-05-25
  378. ^ Indoor dining bookings to be limited to six people aged over 13 The Irish Times, 2021-05-26
  379. ^ Cyberattack will cost HSE at least €100 million to restore and upgrade network The Irish Times, 2021-05-27
  380. ^ Man charged after gardaí injured in Dublin shooting RTÉ News, 2021-05-28
  381. ^ Sensitive data of 520 patients has been put online by hackers, HSE reveals Irish Independent, 2021-05-28
  382. ^ Reopening Ireland: Taoiseach says ‘end within grasp’ as he announces easing of restrictions Irish Independent, 2021-05-28
  383. ^ Minister for Health confirms he has revoked the designation of four States Gov.ie, 2021-05-28
  384. ^ Four arrests for public order offences as large crowds gather in Dublin city centre Irish Independent, 2021-05-29
  385. ^ Rose of Tralee Festival cancelled for 2021 due to pandemic RTÉ News, 2021-05-31
  386. ^ Medics believe Ireland’s first case of Covid-19 reinfection detected The Irish Times, 2021-06-01
  387. ^ Economic recovery plan ‘the opposite of austerity’, says Taoiseach The Irish Times, 2021-06-01
  388. ^ Registration on Covid-19 vaccine portal opens for 40 to 44-year-olds from today Irish Independent, 2021-06-02
  389. ^ Hopes for tourism boost as hospitality sector reopens RTÉ News, 2021-06-02
  390. ^ Garda fined €1,000 after being found drunk in public during birthday party Covid breach Irish Independent, 2021-06-02
  391. ^ Leaving Cert results to be issued on 3 September RTÉ News, 2021-06-02
  392. ^ 6 things we learned from the NPHET briefing on Covid-19 RTÉ News, 2021-06-02
  393. ^ HIQA advise NPHET to extend the period of presumptive immunity from six to nine months post-infection HIQA, 2021-06-03
  394. ^ Covid-19: Emergency public health powers extended until November The Irish Times, 2021-06-03
  395. ^ Aim to have students and staff back on campus this year RTÉ News, 2021-06-03
  396. ^ Dublin City Council to install more bins and toilets across the capital TheJournal.ie, 2021-06-03
  397. ^ Man dies while climbing Kerry mountain RTÉ News, 2021-06-03
  398. ^ Minister appeals to people to respect 'historic' Dublin bandstand structure RTÉ News, 2021-06-04
  399. ^ Man dies after swimming accident off Dalkey RTÉ News, 2021-06-04
  400. ^ Health Minister hits out at ‘thuggish behaviour’ as 14 arrested for public order offences in Dublin Irish Independent, 2021-06-05
  401. ^ Donnelly gets first vaccine as milestone 3 millionth dose expected this weekend Irish Examiner, 2021-06-05
  402. ^ Minister for Health announces updates to list of designated States Gov.ie, 2021-06-05
  403. ^ An Garda defends response after 33 people arrested in Dublin city over bank holiday weekend The Irish Times, 2021-06-06
  404. ^ Three-month-old baby girl dies in dog attack in Waterford RTÉ News, 2021-06-07
  405. ^ Outdoor hospitality returns as restrictions are eased RTÉ News, 2021-06-07
  406. ^ Minority of people 'hell bent' on creating havoc, GRA claim RTÉ News, 2021-06-07
  407. ^ Biden to challenge Johnson over Northern Ireland Brexit dispute RTÉ News, 2021-06-10.
  408. ^ Biden intervention in NI Protocol row 'significant' - Taoiseach RTÉ News, 2021-06-10.
  409. ^ US president Joe Biden’s extraordinary intervention on Northern Ireland is ‘significant’ - Taoiseach Micheál Martin Irish Independent, 2021-06-10.
  410. ^ 90% of students intend to sit at least one exam as Leaving Cert begins RTÉ News, 2021-06-09
  411. ^ Man pleads guilty to murdering Limerick woman in 2017 RTÉ News, 2021-06-09
  412. ^ Garda charged with assault, coercive control of former partner RTÉ News, 2021-06-10
  413. ^ Dublin welcomes back live music with pilot concert at Iveagh Gardens RTÉ News, 2021-06-10
  414. ^ Cabinet agrees tighter travel restrictions for passengers from Britain The Irish Times, 2021-06-15
  415. ^ Thousands of mica-affected homeowners gather for Dublin protest RTÉ News, 2021-06-15
  416. ^ Dáil passes Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill RTÉ News, 2021-06-16
  417. ^ ‘Clear threat’: Irish cases of Delta variant of Covid-19 rise to 180, HSE confirms The Irish Times, 2021-06-17
  418. ^ Three arrested after glass bottles thrown at restaurant staff on South William Street The Irish Times, 2021-06-18
  419. ^ Suspected Delta variant Covid case at primary school Irish Examiner, 2021-06-19
  420. ^ Joint statement on the evolving profile of COVID-19 across the island Gov.ie, 2021-06-19
  421. ^ Man rushed to hospital after being stabbed in brawl near St Stephen’s Green Irish Independent, 2021-06-19
  422. ^ Covid-19 vaccine portal opens from today for ages 35-39 Irish Independent, 2021-06-20
  423. ^ George Nkencho inquest adjourned as demonstrators gather at RDS to 'stand in solidarity' with family TheJournal.ie, 2021-06-21
  424. ^ Murder investigation after man in 60s killed in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-06-21
  425. ^ Drew Harris to tell gardaí not to penalise pubs and restaurants serving customers outdoors The Irish Times, 2021-06-21
  426. ^ 'Concerning increase in transmission' of Delta variant - CMO RTÉ News, 2021-06-21
  427. ^ Covid-19 outbreak after reports of house parties in Athlone ‘probably Delta variant’ – HSE Irish Independent, 2021-06-22
  428. ^ Man charged with father's murder in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-06-22
  429. ^ Three quarters of HSE IT servers decrypted RTÉ News, 2021-06-23
  430. ^ Over 200 Delta variant cases in State, as EU agency warns on easing restrictions The Irish Times, 2021-06-24
  431. ^ Harris apologises to domestic violence victims over handling of 999 calls RTÉ News, 2021-06-24
  432. ^ Reopening Ireland: Indoor dining postponed as plans for proving vaccination drawn up The Irish Times, 2021-06-29
  433. ^ Students to be given more choice for 2022 Leaving Cert RTÉ News, 2021-06-30
  434. ^ Ireland not ready to comply with EU travel cert introduction tomorrow RTÉ News, 2021-06-30
  435. ^ Fourth wave of pandemic beginning in Ireland – Holohan The Irish Times, 2021-07-01
  436. ^ Pharmacies to start giving vaccines to 18-34 year olds from Monday as Holohan warns of Delta surge Irish Independent, 2021-07-02
  437. ^ Govt to buy one million vaccine doses from Romania RTÉ News, 2021-07-02
  438. ^ Man dies in fall on Sligo mountain RTÉ News, 2021-07-02
  439. ^ Thousands attend pilot music festival in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-07-03
  440. ^ Vaccination for people aged 18-34 opens at more than 800 pharmacies The Irish Times, 2021-07-05
  441. ^ More than 70% of all cases now Delta variant RTÉ News, 2021-07-05
  442. ^ Indoor dining could resume under self-regulated system, hospitality sector told RTÉ News, 2021-07-05
  443. ^ Man (47) who strangled widow Rosie Hanranhan (78) in her home jailed for life Irish Independent, 2021-07-05
  444. ^ Deutsche Bank to cut up to 450 jobs in Dublin RTÉ News, 2021-07-06
  445. ^ Man jailed for ten years for manslaughter of fisherman RTÉ News, 2021-07-06
  446. ^ Vaccine registration is open today for people aged 30-34 - here's what you need to know TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-07
  447. ^ Dublin marathon cancelled for second year in a row RTÉ News, 2021-07-07
  448. ^ Teenager killed, second critically injured in Killarney road crash RTÉ News, 2021-07-07
  449. ^ Delta variant to 'outmatch' Ireland's supply of Covid-19 vaccines in coming weeks TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-08
  450. ^ Investigation after three killed in Dublin road crash RTÉ News, 2021-07-08
  451. ^ More than 1,000,000 watch England edge out Denmark RTÉ News, 2021-07-08
  452. ^ AA to drop Roadwatch reports from tomorrow RTÉ News, 2021-07-09
  453. ^ Basketball Ireland investigating Bernard O'Byrne social media post RTÉ News, 2021-07-09
  454. ^ Dublin Bay South by-election: Labour’s Ivana Bacik wins seat Irish Independent, 2021-07-09
  455. ^ Cowen calls for FF party meeting to discuss by-election result RTÉ News, 2021-07-10
  456. ^ Over 1.1m watch conclusion of Euro 2020 on RTÉ, with record RTÉ Player streaming figures RTÉ News, 2021-07-12
  457. ^ EU Covid Digital Certs being issued to vaccinated people RTÉ News, 2021-07-12
  458. ^ Cabinet approves legislation to reopen indoor dining RTÉ News, 2021-07-12
  459. ^ Cabinet told over-16s to be offered jab by end Sept RTÉ News, 2021-07-13
  460. ^ Bernard O'Byrne steps down after 'unacceptable' comment RTÉ News, 2021-07-13
  461. ^ €34m worth of cocaine disguised as coal seized by gardaí RTÉ News, 2021-07-14
  462. ^ NCT revokes 34,000 certificates issued to vehicle owners in error Irish Independent, 2021-07-14
  463. ^ Large protest in Dublin last night as Dáil passed indoor dining legislation TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-15
  464. ^ Two men arrested over robbery at Lordship Credit Union RTÉ News, 2021-07-15
  465. ^ Covid-19: 1,173 new cases, 23 in ICU RTÉ News, 2021-07-16
  466. ^ Today is hottest day of the year so far - Met Éireann RTÉ News, 2021-07-16
  467. ^ Aviva Stadium to host 2024 Europa League final RTÉ News, 2021-07-16
  468. ^ Hottest day of the year as temperatures reach 29.5C RTÉ News, 2021-07-17
  469. ^ Coronavirus: 1,377 new cases confirmed in Ireland TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-17
  470. ^ High temperatures to continue as advisory is issued RTÉ News, 2021-07-18
  471. ^ Restrictions on non-essential international travel ease RTÉ News, 2021-07-19
  472. ^ Orange temperature warning as mercury set to top 30C RTÉ News, 2021-07-20
  473. ^ AIB to close 15 branches, most in Dublin and Cork RTÉ News, 2021-07-20
  474. ^ Indoor dining to resume for fully vaccinated and those recovered from Covid-19 RTÉ News, 2021-07-21
  475. ^ Hottest day of year as temperature of 31.3C recorded in Northern Ireland RTÉ News, 2021-07-21
  476. ^ Woman and two men drown in separate incidents RTÉ News, 2021-07-22
  477. ^ Temperatures set to reach 30 in some areas today as high temperature warning is extended to weekend TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-22
  478. ^ Ireland has first tropical night in 20 years- with temperatures staying over 20C in parts Irish Independent, 2021-07-22
  479. ^ 'Sharp rise' in travel-related Covid infections - Glynn RTÉ News, 2021-07-22
  480. ^ 'People are simply getting too close', says Nolan amid warning over infection levels RTÉ News, 2021-07-23
  481. ^ Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for Ireland as temperatures to dip slightly over weekend TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-23
  482. ^ Swimmmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-23
  483. ^ Draft guidelines for indoor hospitality published RTÉ News, 2021-07-23
  484. ^ Anti-vaccine protests take place in Dublin and Belfast TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-24
  485. ^ Customers enjoy welcome return to indoor hospitality RTÉ News, 2021-07-26
  486. ^ Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned TheJournal.ie, 2021-07-26
  487. ^ Met Éireann issues Status Yellow rain and thunderstorm warning RTÉ News, 2021-07-26
  488. ^ Man drowns at Tramore beach in Waterford RTÉ News, 2021-07-26
  489. ^ HSE warns over 'extremely risky and dangerous' practice in midlands Westmeath Independent, 2021-07-26
  490. ^ Wedding parties increased to 100, vaccinations extended to 12- to 15-year-olds The Irish Times, 2021-07-27
  491. ^ Investigation launched after alleged rape of female Defence Forces member at mandatory quarantine hotel Irish Independent, 2021-07-27
  492. ^ No appointment needed: Find a walk-in vaccine centre near you RTÉ News, 2021-07-28
  493. ^ Children will not require Covid-19 vaccine to attend school - Donnelly RTÉ News, 2021-07-28
  494. ^ 'No regrets' - Joe Canning announces Galway retirement RTÉ News, 2021-07-28
  495. ^ Tánaiste denies Zappone got envoy job due to 'cronyism' RTÉ News, 2021-07-28
  496. ^ Tokyo 2020: Gold for O'Donovan and McCarthy RTÉ News, 2021-07-29
  497. ^ President Higgins expresses concern over volume of legislation RTÉ News, 2021-07-29
  498. ^ Update from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister Catherine Martin on the ongoing reopening of indoor hospitality Gov.ie, 2021-07-30
  499. ^ Man in his 80s dies in Co Tipperary road crash RTÉ News, 2021-08-02
  500. ^ Body of man found in Dublin park Irish Independent, 2021-08-02
  501. ^ Bagatelle singer Liam Reilly has died aged 65 RTÉ Entertainment, 2021-01-01
  502. ^ Former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt dies following illness Belfast Telegraph, 2021-01-02
  503. ^ James Cross, British diplomat who survived FLQ kidnapping, dead at 99
  504. ^ Former Carlow Councillor Jim Townsend has passed away KCLR 96FM, 2021-01-07
  505. ^ High Court grants barrister her “dying wish” and halves suspension legalfutures.co.uk, 2021-01-14
  506. ^ Tipperary hurling mourns Theo English, winner of five All-Ireland titles Irish Examiner, 2021-01-10
  507. ^ Warke, Rt. Rev. Robert Alexander : Death notice
  508. ^ Legendary Cork football manager Eamonn Ryan passes away Irish Examiner, 2021-01-14
  509. ^ Tribute paid as former Dean of Connor dies Belfast Telegraph, 2021-01-16
  510. ^ Tributes paid after death of filmmaker David Shaw-Smith Irish Examiner, 2021-01-19
  511. ^ President Higgins leads tributes to former Fianna Fáil TD and Senator Brian Hillery Irish Examiner, 2021-01-20
  512. ^ Irish athletics legend Jerry Kiernan passes away, aged 67 Irish Independent, 2021-01-21
  513. ^ "Death of former Olympic boxer Harry Perry aged 86". 23 January 2021. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  514. ^ "Irish cricket great Roy Torrens dies aged 72". 23 January 2021. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  515. ^ Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue, Fr Bernard McCumiskey RIP
  516. ^ Beloved Cork soprano Cara O'Sullivan has died Irish Examiner, 2021-01-26
  517. ^ Obituary: Joe Pat Prunty Irish Independent, 2021-03-14
  518. ^ Tyrone GAA mourn loss of one of its great names Hogan Stand, 2021-01-30
  519. ^ Sadness on the passing of 1948 Millstreet and Cork captain John O'Keeffe The Echo, 2021-02-03
  520. ^ Offaly GAA mourn passing of Harry Donnelly Hogan Stand, 2021-02-04
  521. ^ Irish soccer mourns passing of Shelbourne great Ben Hannigan Irish Independent, 2021-02-04
  522. ^ Death of Eddie Moore Cricket Europe, 2021-02-07
  523. ^ Tributes paid to former LGFA President Tom Kenny Irish Examiner, 2021-02-08
  524. ^ Abbey Theatre and Father Ted actress Rynagh O'Grady dies RTÉ Entertainment, 2021-02-09
  525. ^ St Finbarr's and Cork mourn the death of highly decorated dual star Christy Ryan The Echo, 2021-02-10
  526. ^ Obituary: Eamonn Breslin Irish Independent, 2021-02-21
  527. ^ "The most decorated club player ever in Derry" - Tom Scullion RIP Hogan Stand, 2021-02-12
  528. ^ "Death Notice of Mark Van Drumpt". RIP.ie. 18 February 2021.
  529. ^ "'He was an incredible man' — Hegarty dedicates Hurler of the Year award to late Limerick physio". The42.ie. 22 February 2021. The day before he was named Hurler of the Year, Gearoid Hegarty and his Limerick team-mates formed a guard of honour for their late physio Mark van Drumpt, who died after a long battle with cancer.
  530. ^ Renowned traditional musician Joe Burke dies aged 81 RTÉ News, 2021-02-21
  531. ^ Offaly GAA lead tributes following death of stalwart Martin Heffernan Hogan Stand, 2021-02-23
  532. ^ Former Limerick hurler Jack Quaid, grandfather of All-Star Nickie, passes away Irish Examiner, 2021-02-23
  533. ^ O'Sullivan, John. "Former Ireland prop Gary Halpin dies aged 55". The Irish Times. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  534. ^ Danoli trainer Tom Foley passes away, aged 74 Irish Examiner, 2021-02-24
  535. ^ Influential liberal theologian Fr Enda McDonagh dies aged 90 Irish Times, 2021-02-24
  536. ^ Tributes paid after death of former Munster back-row Noel Elliott Irish Examiner, 2021-02-26
  537. ^ Tributes for Irish goalkeeping coach Des McAleenan who has died aged 53 The 42, 2021-02-27
  538. ^ Mike Burns, former RTÉ London Editor, dies aged 84 RTÉ News, 2021-02-27
  539. ^ Former property developer Liam Carroll has died RTÉ News, 2021-03-04
  540. ^ Tom McLoughney was exactly what he seemed - a big honest hurling-loving Tipperary man Irish Examiner, 2021-03-06
  541. ^ Irish singer and entertainer Carmel Quinn passes away in New Jersey Irish Central, 2021-03-11
  542. ^ 'Ned Cleary was the greatest man to arrive in Castlehaven since our Lord' Irish Examiner, 2021-03-07
  543. ^ Fergal McCann, All-Ireland winning Tyrone trainer, dies aged 47 Irish Examiner, 2021-03-08
  544. ^ Tributes paid following death of former Donegal goalkeeper Alan Kane Donegal Daily, 2021-03-16
  545. ^ Passing of a Cavan Legend Hogan Stand, 2021-03-18
  546. ^ 1982 All-Ireland SFC final referee PJ McGrath passes away Irish Examiner, 2021-03-22
  547. ^ Musicians pay tribute to late drummer Noel Bridgeman Irish Independent, 2021-03-24
  548. ^ Limerick's Jim Quaid sadly passes away just weeks after death of his twin brother Jack Hogan Stand, 2021-02-27
  549. ^ Tributes to trailblazing Irish soprano Veronica Dunne who has died at 93 Irish Independent, 2021-04-05
  550. ^ "The greatest Leitrim footballer of them all" - Legendary Packy McGarty passes away Hogan Stand, 2021-04-06
  551. ^ Mattie Hetherton was a midfield maestro Hogan Stand, 2021-04-07
  552. ^ The death has occurred of Tim F. Hayes rip.ie, 2021-04-11
  553. ^ Donoghue: President leads tributes to late scholar and literary critic Irish Times, 2021-04-08
  554. ^ Remembering Paddy Cahill - a unique filmmaker celebrated RTÉ News, 2021-04-12
  555. ^ Eurovision winning songwriter Shay Healy dies, aged 78 Irish Independent, 2021-04-10
  556. ^ Death announced of author and playwright Lee Dunne RTÉ News, 2021-04-11
  557. ^ Obituary: Gerry Mackey, Ireland and Shamrock Rovers defender who combined a low-key style off the pitch with a truly commanding presence on it Irish Independent, 2021-04-25
  558. ^ ‘Sorely missed’: Institute Patron Detta O’Cathain remembered christian.org.uk, 2021-04-27
  559. ^ All-Ireland winning Waterford full-back Austin Flynn dies Irish Examiner, 2021-04-26
  560. ^ Irish conservation worker killed in Burkina Faso ambush named as Rory Young Belfast Telegraph, 2021-04-27
  561. ^ Actor Tom Hickey, star of The Riordans, has died Irish Times, 2021-05-02
  562. ^ Former Shelbourne player Alan Keely dies aged 38 The 42, 2021-05-03
  563. ^ Obituary: Seán Corcoran, collector and expert in traditional music who performed with folk group Cran Irish Independent, 2021-05-16
  564. ^ Ireland football hero Alan McLoughlin dies at the age of 54 Irish Independent, 2021-05-04
  565. ^ Kathleen Reynolds, wife of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, dies aged 88 Irish Times, 2021-05-04
  566. ^ Lord Rossmore obituary: Anglo-Irish peer who set up the Coolmine drug treatment centre, was engaged to Marianne Faithfull and had his home torched by IRA sympathisers Irish Independent, 2021-05-16
  567. ^ Derry writer and critic Seamus Deane dies aged 81 Irish Independent, 2021-05-12
  568. ^ Obituary of Richard ‘Dixie’ Hale: Top Irish soccer player who was the best player never to be capped for his country Irish Independent, 2021-06-06
  569. ^ Former Lord Mayor of Cork passes away Irish Examiner, 2021-05-15
  570. ^ Barney Curley, legendary punter and former trainer, dies at the age of 81 Racing Post, 2021-05-23
  571. ^ Tipperary mourns All-Ireland winner Johnny Everard Hogan Stand, 2021-05-26
  572. ^ Sad passing of Longford's only Leinster SFC winning captain Hogan Stand, 2021-05-27
  573. ^ John Carpenter obituary: Flamboyant Irish referee who earned the universal admiration of his peers Irish Independent, 2021-06-13
  574. ^ Leitrim GAA mourns another legend as second of famed ‘Leitrim twins’ Cathal Flynn passes on Irish Independent, 2021-06-04
  575. ^ John McDonnell, mighty Arkansas track coach, dies at 82 Raleigh News & Observer, 2021-06-08
  576. ^ Obituary: Peter Neary, economist at UCD and Oxford Irish Independent, 2021-06-20
  577. ^ Mamo McDonald, women’s rights campaigner and former ICA chair, dies Irish Times, 2021-06-18
  578. ^ Boylan, Mark (30 June 2021). "Cheltenham coup mastermind and poker ace Noel Furlong dies at the age of 83". Racing Post. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  579. ^ Sandomir, Richard (3 July 2021). "Dr. Barbara Murphy, Kidney Transplant Expert, Dies at 56".
  580. ^ Rick Laird, Bassist for Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dead at 80
  581. ^ Ex-Ireland and Celtic footballer Charlie Gallagher dies aged 80
  582. ^ Sad news of the passing of Dr Sean McCarthy, former government Minister and long serving public representative
  583. ^ Irish rugby mourns death of former international Ronnie Kavanagh
  584. ^ Mourning Joe Cassidy of Butterfly Child
  585. ^ Intellectual and commentator Desmond Fennell dies aged 92
  586. ^ Death of Galway All-Ireland winning hurler Finbarr Gantley
  587. ^ Sadness at passing of Kerry All-Ireland winner and journalist JJ Barrett
  588. ^ The death has occurred of Donal "Fox" Sheehan
  589. ^ Kerry All-Ireland winner Noel Lucey passes away
  590. ^ Ex-Progressive Democrat leader Des O'Malley has died
  591. ^ Tributes paid as former Dundalk manager and Ireland underage coach Connolly passes away
  592. ^ Irish actor and dancer Ray McBride, who performed in films including Angela’s Ashes, dies