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Dublin’s premier shopping street Grafton Street was busy as Ireland’s lockdown ended today with non-essential retail outlets, churches, gyms, hairdressers and other businesses opening their doors for the first time in six weeks. Video: Bryan O'Brien

Good morning.

Today, for the first time since October 21st, shops that do not sell food – or non-essential retail outlets, as they are known in Covid-speak – open their doors.

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