Taoiseach announces delay to indoor hospitality beyond 5 July

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has announced the latest Covid-19 restrictions saying there will be a delay to indoor hospitality beyond the planned 5 July date.

Speaking at Government Buildings Mr Martin said that over the course of the last number of weeks concern has been growing over the prevalence, nature, and risk associated with the Delta variant of Covid-19.

He said it is clearly more transmissable – 55% more than the last variant, according to the ECDC.

He said that tremendous progress is being made in the vaccine programme and careful, staged reopening of society with people’s co-operation is working.