The Cabinet is set to approve a plan that will allow for the reopening of restaurants and gastro pubs, most likely on Monday 7 December, but it is expected that household gatherings will not be permitted until 18 December.
Hungarian and Polish leaders have maintained their opposition to the EU's proposals for its long-term budget and Covid-19 recovery package, insisting the funds must be separated from rule-of-law conditions
The High Court has heard the director of the calculated grades office has made a sworn statement rejecting claims that a document circulated by her contained "scathing criticisms" of the exclusion of historical school data from a calculated grades model for the Leaving Cert.
AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its Covid-19 vaccine, its chief executive Pascal Soriot has said, after questions over the results from its late-stage study.
The Special Criminal Court has heard that one of the men accused of falsely imprisoning and assaulting Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney has complained to GSOC that DNA was "planted" on a van that he says was deliberately destroyed.
The principal of a Cork primary school has told RTÉ News she believes a significant outbreak of Covid-19 in the school could have been prevented if there had been a greater sharing of information between public health authorities and the school.