Ireland to pilot large sport events and concerts with crowds, says Catherine Martin
More good news.
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media, Catherine Martin, has said that Ireland will pilot large-scale sporting events and concerts in the coming months.
While the Minister could not give a timeline for when these events will take place, she did confirm that they will be allowed both "indoors and outdoors".
Martin said on Thursday that she was happy to be able to give a "hopeful signal" for the summer after the Cabinet agreed to pilot the events in a move mirroring a number of other European countries.
"I've received agreement from my Cabinet colleagues, for pilot large-scale events, indoors and outdoors," she said.
"This is a positive signal to the events industry whose doors have remained closed for so long, that we are planning to reopen you again in a safe way. I hope this is a positive, hopeful signal for summer to come.
"I hope today sets a positive tone for everyone as we move into the summer months."
The Gov.ie website says that live events are going to be examined at the end of June alongside a number of other "high-risk" activities such as the reopening of cinemas, and "enhanced higher and further education on-campus experience for the new academic year".
This is to inform the safe reopening of these activities and events when the public health situation allows and will be subject to public health advice.