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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# summer 2021

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Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.
Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.
Hairdressers and inter-county travel due to reopen on 10 May, while beer gardens and outdoor dining set for 7 June
Government will give a detailed roadmap today after a full Cabinet meeting.
Construction and retail likely to be industries ‘first on list’ to return when case numbers ease
Professor Philip Nolan has said that Ireland is looking at a summer where we “make the most of the outdoors”.
Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer
As foreign travel appears to be entirely off the radar for 2021, many are turning their attention to trips at home. Here, travel writer Deirdre Mullins shares some of Ireland’s hidden gems.
'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious
The Tánaiste says talks are underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months.
It's hoped the country can move to Level 4 restrictions in March - but outdoor dining is not expected to begin till a later stage.
Talks are currently underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months, the Tánaiste said.