Video: Carbon budgets, concern over Covid hospitalisations, new ticketing guidelines

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Carbon budgets

Forthcoming carbon budgets for every sector of the economy will “require fundamental changes” affecting how people live and work, Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan has said.

He was speaking after the publication of new proposed overall carbon budgets from the Climate Change Advisory Council as the country puts a statutory limit on greenhouse gas emissions for the first time.

A reduction in emissions is set to be made legally binding within the next four years.

Farmers have said new carbon budgets will have “profound implications” for their sector. Hauliers are also meeting to discuss the plans, with protests expected to follow.

Concerns over growing hospitalisations

There is growing concern over the number of patients in hospital with Covid-19.

The number of people being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals stands at 513, of which 99 are in ICU.

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As the Irish Examiner reports, this is an increase of 16 hospitalisations on the same time yesterday.

It is the first time since early March that more than 500 patients with Covid-19 are being treated in hospitals around the country.

The number of people being treated for Covid-19 in ICU is at its highest number since March 9th.

New ticketing rules

Tickets for nightclubs and late-night events will be required to be booked at least an hour in advance under new Covid-19 regulations, it is understood.

Pub and late-night industry representatives met with Government officials on Tuesday morning.

It is understood that ticketing will be electronic and must be booked at least an hour in advance.

Regulations are expected to be published on Thursday, bringing the new rules into effect.

This will mean that late-night venues will need to have the ticketing system in place and ready for customers on Thursday night.

Chief executive of the Licensed Vintners Association, Donal O’Keeffe, said requiring ticketing in advance could be very difficult for some pubs that provide live music and many would opt out of such a system - which would mean no work for musicians.

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