Ireland reduces the mandatory quarantine for those who received the booster dose or completed their primary vaccination course and had COVID-19 within the previous three months, to seven days despite a record 20,554 new cases being reported.
Pubs and restaurants are allowed to resume their indoor service across Ireland for the first time since March 2020, although customers must have official proof that they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days.
The United Nations Security Council declares its concern about the war in Ethiopia's Tigray Region for the first time since the conflict began, particularly because of the use of sexual violence by security forces against civilian women and girls. The statement drafted by Ireland has been approved unanimously by the council.
The German Ministry of Interior bans entry to all travellers from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal, and South Africa from tomorrow until February 17 in order to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants. In addition, travellers from Lesotho and Eswatini will also be banned beginning January 31.
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair cancels 82 Sunday flights as the first step in a six-week program that will eliminate 40 to 50 flights daily to wipe out its crew vacation backlog in order to meet Irish Aviation Authority requirements by the end of this year.
Voters in the Republic of Ireland take part in a referendum to decide whether the Seanad Éireann (Irish Senate) – the upper house of their parliament – should be abolished, and reforms made to the Court of Appeal.
Irish authorities release three of the seven Muslims they detained over an alleged plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. Vilks says he has not been put off the idea of visiting Ireland by the threat.