Ireland: Last News

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth. Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In 2011, the population of Ireland was about 6.6 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe after Great Britain. As of 2016, 4.8 million live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.

Ireland placed into strictest coronavirus restrictions as cases rise

hereOnly 'essential' shops will remain open.A full announcement is expected later.The Republic of Ireland has a different system to the UK, instead of a three tier system, the government has five different levels of alert.Cabinet ministers agreed to place the country into level five, the harshest restrictions, during a meeting this evening.Level five will remain in place until December 1.The decision came as a further 1,031 cases of coronavirus were confirmed by the country's National Public Health Emergency Team.As of Monday afternoon, 298 people were in hospital suffering from the virus, including 34 people in intensive care.Of the new cases, 235 were in Dublin, 232 in Cork, 60 in Galway, 47 in Limerick, 47 in Kerry, and the remaining 410

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