Vaccine rollout: Ireland likely to spend summer 2021 in limbo
With a staggered rollout and vaccines taking differing lengths of time to confer immunity, freedom is in sight but we have a long way to go before we can socialise again safely
“I haven’t danced in so long,” Ashleigh Connors from Wicklow said. “It gives me shivers just thinking about it.“
The 28-year-old, who has attended Electric Picnic every year since 2012, was one of many celebrating an announcement by the festival organisers early last week that it could go ahead next September if the vaccine rollout was completed.
“To be dancing in a grassy field somewhere surrounded by my friends would...
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