More Covid restrictions will be eased from midnight tonight

Outdoor sports like golf and tennis will be allowed again

Training for underage sport can resume too - while outdoor attractions such as zoos and heritage sites can re-open.

The number of mourners allowed to attend funerals will increase to 25.

The government's going to set out a plan in the coming week for easing lockdown over the summer.

Dr Ray Walley, GP advisor to the HSE on Covid, says it'll need to be done cautiously:

"If we increase our vaccine rates, and we get down or prevalence levels, we will be able to open up sooner. What we also will remember is what happened last November, December, when we opened up when rates were too high. Now that was slightly different in the fact that hopefully the weather will allow us to have more outdoor congregation, so we have to be optimistic. We just need to be again, working hard at maintaining your vigilance."

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