The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has said people should be able to gather safely to mark Easter in Ireland.
Ministers should also consider increasing the number of bereaved allowed to attend funerals during the pandemic, Archbishop Eamon Martin urged the Taoiseach.
The Taoiseach’s office said, “They shared their concern that life at present is particularly stressful and difficult for people to endure, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
“Recognising the spiritual comfort and hope that participation in public worship brings, the archbishops asked that public worship resume when an easing of restrictions is considered.”
The Church’s concerns were expressed as news broke that Ireland will remain in a strict lockdown for months to come.