Aviation, hospitality and live events in line to reopen by end July

‘Very significant’ decision on reopening of badly hit sectors to be made on Friday

A busy Grafton Street on Sunday as shops reopen. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

A busy Grafton Street on Sunday as shops reopen. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The Government will make a “very significant” decision on Friday to restore society to its pre-pandemic status by allowing the reopening of three of the sectors most adversely affected by lockdown by the end of July.

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath and Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris separately signalled on Sunday that the three sectors – aviation; indoor hospitality; and sport and live cultural events – would be in line for timely reopenings this summer.

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