Was it all just a bad dream?
Via RTÉ News:
Early indications suggest that a new closing time for bars, restaurants and cultural venues could be set at midnight from the end of this month or in early February.
A further easing of restrictions would then take place at a later date when the requirement on premises would possibly be scaled back to just checking Covid passes.
More people could also be allowed to attend weddings soon, while a gradual return to the workplace might get under way at some point next month.
There are also suggestions that outdoor sports venues could return to full capacity.
While no decision has been made yet about when Government might sign-off on any planned changes, many within its ranks believe it could happen as early as Friday.
I have urged the Taoiseach and Min for Health to remove all Covid restrictions, as with the Omicron variant there is no rationale for them. We need to follow the lead of Spain and start dealing with Covid as an endemic disease rather than a pandemic.
— Willie O'Dea (@willieodeaLIVE) January 17, 2022