Open for Christmas: what it might cost us

As the state reopens restaurants and shops, and lifts some restrictions for the festive season, public health experts are mulling what’s likely to come after a Christmas like no other

29th November, 2020
Open for Christmas: what it might cost us
Christmas present trumps the future: Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces the easing of level 5 restrictions on Friday. Picture: Julien Behal

We‘ve had the stick: now it’s time for the carrot. Lockdown 2.0 is drawing to a close, and despite sharp differences in view between the public health experts and politicians, the government has decided to press ahead with the reopening of the economy and society.

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