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“Time to be ourselves again” -Majority of Covid-19 restrictions relaxed

THE majority of Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted from tomorrow morning, the Taoiseach has announced this evening.

Pubs and restaurants are being permitted to return to normal opening hours from tomorrow, with the 8pm closing time being axed. Social distancing requirements are also being dropped as is the requirement for vaccine certificates, although mask wearing will remain in place for the coming weeks at least.

Limits on numbers attending both indoor and outdoor events are also being scrapped. Earlier this week 5,000 tickets for this Sunday’s Clare and Limerick senior hurling tie were sold, but the door is now open for more to be made available.

“It is time to be ourselves again,” said the Taoiseach this evening, as people received the most positive news on Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Pubs around the county are set for their busiest weekend for some time, while it seems that finally normality will resume to most aspects of life.

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.