Irish PM says good chance social distancing rule can be relaxed

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar raised the prospect on Friday of halving social distancing rules from two metres to one if the rate of coronavirus infections comes down further in a potential boost to still shuttered restaurants and pubs. Facing one of the longest shutdowns in Europe, Ireland’s hospitality sector has called for the guidelines to be

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Republic of Ireland: Stephen Kenny says desire for own backroom team meant Robbie Keane couldn’t be accommodated

Media playback is not supported on this device New Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny says his desire to have “clearly defined” backroom team roles left him unable to accommodate the county’s record goalscorer Robbie Keane. Keane remains under contract to the Football Association of Ireland after Mick McCarthy’s departure but has now been left without an obvious role. Keith

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Republic of Ireland star James McClean wears BALACLAVA for ‘history lesson’ to his kids in deleted Instagram post – The Sun

IRELAND ace James McClean wore a BALACLAVA in front of his children in an Instagram post he described as a 'history lesson'. The Stoke City winger uploaded the photo to his Instagram story before deleting it shortly after. The photo shows the Derry native sporting a balaclava – headwear synonymous with the IRA – while sitting in front of two

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Families in Ireland threw their own socially distant parades to celebrate St. Patrick's Day while everyone is locked down from the coronavirus

St. Patrick's Day celebrations came as authorities in Ireland were ramping up their response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Experts and leaders strongly emphasized the practice of social distancing, thereby discouraging revelers in the US and Ireland from packing bars to celebrate. To encourage safe and healthy celebrations, Irish broadcaster RTE challenged families to hold their own parades in their

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Irish PM seeks to put Brexit at center of Feb. 8 election

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday called a parliamentary election for Feb. 8, pitting his record on Brexit and Ireland’s fast growing economy against struggling services in a contest polls suggest is too close to call. Varadkar’s Fine Gael and the fellow center-right Fianna Fail are closely matched in opinion polls, and some distance ahead of

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Switzerland vs Ireland LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, kick off time and team news for Euro 2020 qualifiers – The Sun

SWIZERLAND face Ireland in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier. Mick McCarthy's side sit top of the group and a win here would put them in pole position for next summer's tournament. Kick off at 7.45pm (BST) from Stade de Geneve Referees give game go-ahead after pitch inspection Victory will see Ireland qualify for Euro 2020 Watch on Sky Sports Mix

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Irish PM spoke to Presidents Juncker and Tusk on Thursday

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar spoke to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday afternoon. “The Taoiseach reassured both Presidents of Ireland’s commitment to protecting the EU single market and customs union, as well as protecting the Good Friday Agreement and avoiding a hard border,” a spokesman said. Varadkar told the

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Ireland is soliciting New Yorkers to live on this stunning island

A small island off the northwest coast of Ireland has launched an unusual campaign to lure new residents there to bolster its population and make its community “sustainable.” Arranmore Island — an eight-square-mile landmass with a population of some 500 people, per the last census — has sent out letters asking people to live there and work remotely, according to

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