Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that a delay in reopening indoor hospitality is not inevitable ahead of Cabinet meeting.
He said he would not pre-empt any decision made but that Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss the plans.
Varadkar said he can understand why some may believe a delay is necessary, but that it may not make much of a difference.
“The one thing though that I can say to everyone, citizens employers, employees, what we want to avoid is having to go backwards,” he said.
NPHET will meet today to discuss the reopening of indoor hospitality on July 5th.
After receiving NPHET’s recommendations, Cabinet will then make a final decision on he reopening tomorrow.
Businesses in the hospitality sector have been calling for clarity from Government over the reopening plans.