3 July 2020
Dr Tony Holohan taking time off to focus on family commitments. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, who has been instrumental in providing guidance during the coronavirus pandemic, last night revealed that he would be taking time off from his role in order to focus on family commitments. Holohan made a personal statement after yesterday evening's Covid-19 media briefing explaining that his wife Emer, who has been battling with cancer since 2012, was admitted to palliative care last week. Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, will hold the post of acting Chief Medical Officer for the time being.
TG4 relaunching live club GAA games. Irish language channel TG4 is relaunching the broadcast of live GAA club games, starting with a clash between Kilmacud Crokes and Ballyboden St Enda's. From Friday July 17, the suspension of competitive fixtures due to coronavirus will be lifted and games will take place across that weekend. The match-up between the two Dublin sides is reminiscent of the 2018 senior hurling final where Ballyboden emerged champions.
The French Open planning to allow 60% audience capacity in September. The French Open tennis tournament, which is due to take place in September, is hoping to have 60% crowd capacity. Groups of up to four people will be allowed to sit together, with one seat to be left vacant between groups. The competition will take place in the Roland Garros grounds and facemasks will have to be worn at all times within the stadium.