Ireland is currently under Level 5 restrictions.

Museums, galleries and cinemas have closed. Cafes, restaurants and pubs operating as restaurants, can operate delivery and take-away only. Non-essential retail is delivery only.

At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, or to take exercise within 5km of home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings.

Please see gov.ie for the latest.

Shop local

Dublin businesses have faced a hugely disrupted year with COVID-19 restrictions and need our support to survive. It’s vital that we’re there for them. Here’s how you can help: Business directories Shop Local Online lists almost 450 businesses around the country, and is free to join. SupportDublin.com: Developed by local creative agency, Netll, SupportDublin.com lists businesses across a range of sectors. Shoplocal.irish

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Be Active, Stay Healthy

It’s been a rough year for all of us. As the evenings draw in and the weather gets cooler, it’s still vital that we stay active. Particularly as we’re all staying home more due to lockdown. Whether it’s taking the kids to the park, getting a morning run in, or even a lunchtime walk, the benefits to mind and body health are proven. For now you’re limited to a 5km radius of your home, but we’ve assembled some resources to help you out.

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Doors Closed, Hearts Open

Katie Kavanagh, a Dublin 8 based photographer, had an idea. As we’re generally stuck indoors due to COVID-19 restrictions, she’d take portrait shots of her neighbours at their doors. The idea grew legs and she’s linked up with Purple House Cancer Support Centre for the project, Doors Closed, Hearts Open. Their aim is to create a gallery of 200,000 ‘Doortraits’ to support the 200,000 people living with Cancer i

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