The reopening of all shops along with hairdressers and gyms is now ‘most likely to happen’ next Tuesday, December 1.
The final decision will be taken by Cabinet later but the widespread expectation in Government circles is that it will happen on Tuesday rather than Wednesday 2 December.
The Cabinet is also set to approve a plan that will allow for the reopening of restaurants and gastro pubs, most likely on Monday 7 December.
But it is expected that household gatherings will not be permitted until 18 December.
Pic: Ben Dunne Gyms