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When will Micheal Martin address the nation as restrictions for summer in Ireland announced – RSVP Live

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All eyes will be on Taioseach Micheál Martin this week ahead of the most important announcement so far this year.

The Cork man will address the nation on Thursday evening where he will lay out the plan for the summer months in terms of Covid-19 related restrictions.

Mr. Martin will reveal the plan later this week following a meeting of the the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Wednesday.

The cabinet sub committee will also be briefed before any formal announcement is made.

Any changes in restrictions are expected to come into force on Tuesday May 4.

The main areas under review for are understood to be the full reopening of the construction industry, the phased return of personal services such as barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons, religious services and non-essential retail. As well as the reopening of museums and galleries.

The issue of bars and restaurants is a hot topic at the moment as is inter county travel.

It was revealed on Monday that 50 people may be allowed to go to mass, but this number won’t extend to weddings or funerals- and inter county travel may not be allowed until July.

Later this week, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will bring the public health recommendations before Mr. Martin and top government officials.

This will be followed by the first meeting of the Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee where the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and other senior ministers discuss the key lockdown changes.

And they will then bring their recommendations before a full Cabinet meeting on Thursday where they will be signed off.

The Taoiseach will then unveil the reopening plan on Thursday evening during a live address on Virgin Media and RTÉ.

“We’re going to examine that for May and we hopefully will be able to do something on that in terms of May,” he said on Sunday.

“But we understand the danger of indoor.

“For the summer, I think that outdoor has to be the theme.

“We just need to keep the pressure on this virus as we vaccinate… because the impact of the vaccines is transformative in terms of reducing mortality, reducing severe illness and indeed transmission as well.”