The Tánaiste has said he's hopeful indoor dining can resume this summer.
Leo Varadkar also believes most of the COVID restrictions across the country will have been lifted by August.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says he hopes August will be the month when the country will be back to relative normality
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Summer Hospitality: I'm "Hopeful" Says Tánaiste
The Minister for Business says indoor dining and pints should be on the cards this summer:
"I would still be hopeful, and on the confident side of hopeful, that we'll have indoor dining in our pubs and restaurants in July."
"It's just that July is quite far away."
Adding to that, the Tánaiste says "we can't really make that call until the end of June."