Covid 19 figures remain stubbornly high and as a result we are now at Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, with certain exceptions. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings. Both the Cabinet and Nphet met over the Christmas period to monitor the situation, with a Cabinet meeting scheduled for today. Mark Cagney chats to Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner.
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