People will not be ‘trapped in their homes until the end of the year’, Taoiseach says

Phased reopening of schools is the priority for government, with an announcement to be make next week, according to Martin

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said few restrictions will be lifted on March 5, the date to which the current lockdown extends. Picture:

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has promised that people “will not be trapped in their homes until the end of the year”, but he said it was still too early to predict whether the hospitality industry could begin to reopen by the start of the summer.

“Things will change as we move through the spring. There is a goal here and the good news is that we have vaccines which we didn’t have last year,” he said ...