'Ireland Not Is Lagging Behind Other European Countries In Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions'

That's according to the Chief Medical Officer

The government will decide next week if phase two can go ahead on June 8th - and if the easing of some lockdown measures can be sped up.

Health officials say there's currently no reason to believe why the next stage in the roadmap can't proceed - but it's not guaranteed.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan doesn't think the lifting of restrictions is happening too slowly:

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