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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Outdoor service reopens for bars, restaurants and cafés

From today, outdoor service will reopen in Ireland as part of the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Thousands of people will be returning to work as a result of the sector’s reopening.


Outdoor service is to resume for bars, restaurants and cafés while gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres can also reopen for the first time this year. However, gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres can only reopen for individual training.

Outdoor dining has been facilitated in a number of cities across the country with the pedestrianisation of certain streets to allow for more outdoor seating.

As well as the increased seating capacity; public toilets and bins have also been installed to facilitate an outdoor summer.


Wedding guests can increase to 25 people while the number of people who can attend outdoor organised events can increase to 100, with a maximum of 200 people in venues that have a capacity for 5,000 people.

Matches can also recommence along with outdoor amusements, theme parks, cinemas and theatres.

Four events are to also take place this week, one music-related while the other three are related to sports.

The music event will take place in Iveagh Gardens on Thursday which will be attended by 500 people.

A crowd of 1,200 people will be attending the RDS to see Leinster play Dragons.

Up to 1,000 people will be attending Tallaght Stadium to see Shamrock Rovers play Finn Harps while up to 600 people will be watching Cork City play Caninteely at Turner’s Cross.


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