The top four things you need to know – Tuesday November 30th
Cabinet ministers will decide this morning whether all passengers arriving into Ireland should need to have a negative Covid test.
Public Health officials made the recommendation last night, after updating government party leaders on the Omicron variant.
The measures are expected to apply to all flights and ferries into Ireland, including from Great Britain.
A series of Covid measures come into force today in Britain in an attempt to tackle the new Omicron variant.
People in England will have to wear face coverings in shops or on public transport.
And – along with Wales – they’re also being advised for secondary school students.
Meanwhile all international arrivals must self-isolate until they get a negative PCR test result.
A protest calling on the government to support vaccine equity’s taking place outside the Dail later.
The People’s Vaccine Alliance, made up of charities like Oxfam and Amnesty International, want it to support an intellectual property rights waiver so developing countries can get better access to Covid vaccines.
The Garda Commissioner is due to meet with the Policing Authority today, where an update on the mass cancellation of 999 calls and a review into the practice will be heard.
During the summer, it emerged emergency calls were being cancelled by operators since 2019.
However, it subsequently emerged the problem was continuing despite staff training and changes to call and dispatch technology.