Irish government REMOVES most of its Covid rules

… The Irish government has agreed to lift almost all of its Covid-19 restrictions from Saturday

… no need to show proof of Covid status to enter hospitality and entertainment venues

… Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will also return to normal

… the limits on the numbers of people who can attend events were being abolished

… lifting its rules about working from home, which would allow a gradual return to the workplace to begin

… Travellers will also still need to use a so-called Covid passport … or recent test results, in order to travel internationally

… could lead to a temporary rise in infections 

… he urged people to take up the offer of vaccines

… “Humans are social beings and we Irish are more social than most,”

… it was now “time to be ourselves again”