Government hopeful of moving to Phase 2 as scheduled

There is a good chance that we can move into phase 2 as scheduled, according to the Government.

The country is due to enter the next phase of the lifting of restrictions on Monday the 8th of June.

The Department of the Taoiseach says that although there were reports of a number of breaches of the guidelines over the weekend, the majority of people complied.

Spokesperson Elizabeth Canavan says they are hopeful that restrictions will be lifted as scheduled next week.

"We know it has been tough, however as we approach the end of phase 1 of the roadmap we can see that the efforts that everyone has made are continuing to benefit our communities.

"Hopefully that gives us a very good chance of moving to phase 2 as scheduled, if we can keep it up for a few more days."

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