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Ministers Will Finalise Plans On Further Easing Of Covid Restrictions This Evening.

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Taoiseach will announce the plans tomorrow.

Senior Ministers will finalise plans for the further easing of COVID restrictions this evening.

The cabinet sub-committee on COVID will meet to discuss indoor dining, live events and international travel.

Our Political Correspondent Seán Defoe reports:

Former HSE director-general, Tony O'Brien, believes indoor dining should get the all-clear.

The Tanaiste says people can expect a positive announcement when the Government reveals what further restrictions can be eased this Summer.

Senior Ministers are meeting this evening ahead of a formal announcement tomorrow.

Stephanie Rohan reports.

The lack of Covid data as a result of the HSE cyber attack is part of the reason reopening efforts should be slowed.

That's the view of a leading medical academic who fears the Government's approach is not cautious enough, while some in Government want to see a further easing of restrictions.

Kacey O'Riordan reports:

Waterford musician Mark Graham says he's extremely disappointed with Fáilte Ireland's ban on live music.

The guidelines issued yesterday stated there should be no live or loud music when restaurants and pubs reopen.

But Graham - a musician with the group King Kong Company told WRL the move is ridiculous;

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