The Taoiseach expressed hope that Ireland can look forward to a good summer as he received his first Covid-19 vaccination.Micheal Martin was given an AstraZeneca jab at the Cork City Hall vaccination centre on Sunday afternoon.
Micheal Martin said that by taking steps to further reopen the economy, thousands of people will be going back to work for the first time in many months and he thanked them for their sacrifice. The Taoiseach also said the “overriding priority” now is the continued successful rollout of the vaccine programme. From May 17, all non-essential retail will be allowed to open. On June 2 hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering and hostels will be permitted to open.
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The Taoiseach has warned “very serious harm” can come if people keep trying to use Brexit as an issue to create dispute.Micheal Martin said it had become clear in recent weeks what can happen “when sectarian tensions are left to grow and are then encouraged by political events”.The Fianna Fail leader made the comments at his party’s annual 1916 commemoration at Arbour Hill Cemetery in Dublin.Mr Martin said: “The terrible scenes on the streets of Belfast have deep roots which we must challenge – and it falls to all of us to play a constructive and moderating role.“We understand that Brexit is one of the factors in this situation.”Mr Martin described the Northern Ireland Protocol as “a fair conclusion to attempts to limit the potential destructiveness of Brexit on this island”.“It is complex, but it is nowhere near as complex as it is presented,” he said.“It is not as complex as the thousands of Brexit issues remaining in relation to trade and other contacts between Great Britain and the European Union. Rules and connections developed over half a century don’t come apart easily.“With good faith and co-operation, disruption can be limited and we can resolve outstanding issues.”
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Music fans have attended the first large-scale concert in Ireland since the Covid-19 pandemic began.A pilot concert took place at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on June 10.500 fans gathered to witness performances by James Vincent McMorrow and Sorcha Richardson.It is the first in a series of pilot live entertainment events, employing staggered arrival and leaving times for fans, who remained in pods of up to four people.Demand for the gig was huge, and tickets sold out almost instantly.
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India has reported the lowest cases today for the first time since April 1st.
70,421 new COVID-19 cases and 3,921 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The daily case count has been on a downward trajectory. India's daily test positivity rate For the seventh straight day, was below the 5 per cent mark at 4.71 per cent. Tamil Nadu added 14,106 cases to the country's daily numbers.
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Long queues of people were seen outside NESCO vaccination centre in Mumbai on April 29. People reached at the vaccination centre early morning to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID Vaccination drive is underway across the country.