Today marks a further significant easing of Covid-19 restrictions across the Republic of Ireland.
From this morning, outdoor service can resume in restaurants, cafés and pubs, with a maximum of six people in a group, excluding children.
Likewise, gyms, pools and leisure centres can reopen for individual training.
Cinemas and theatres have also been allowed to reopen.
The number of guests permitted to attend a wedding reception now rises to twenty-five people.
Outdoor sports fixtures can also resume for everyone.
Two unvaccinated households are now also permitted to meet indoors.
As a result of this easing, thousands more people across the country will return to work, allowing society and the economy to continue on its path to normality.
The next significant easing of restrictions will commence on July 5th.
This will see indoor dining granted permission to resume, visitors from three households will be allowed to meet indoors and indoor facilities such as bowling alleys and snooker halls will be allowed to reopen.