It would come through a proposed living with Covid plan.
A May bank holiday date is being considered by the government as a potential reopening of pubs in Ireland.
This would be strictly for outdoor service, with a possible phased reintroduction of indoor service across the summer months. Gatherings of more than 50 people, however, is not expected to be permitted until September at the earliest.
For now though, it’s going to be all about continuing patience (we know, it feels like it’s been forever). Bans on visits to other households is expected to remain under the next set of restrictions. The current set of restrictions run until March 5.
This Living with Covid plan, however, does indicate some light at the end of the tunnel. An Taoiseach Micheál Martin suggested that the plan could be revealed as early as next week. It is said to include details on a staggered return for construction and a steady return for schools.