It all began on March 12, 2020 when then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made a dramatic speech from Washington when schools, colleges and childcare facilities were closed for two weeks.
All schools, colleges and childcare facilities in Ireland to close from Friday until 29 March
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— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 12, 2020
Almost a year and a half later, now-Taoiseach Micheal Martin is expected to announce the roadmap away from Covid-19 restrictions.
Cabinet meet this afternoon to sign off on the plan which will start from next week with the return of live events and larger capacities at sports.
Communions and confirmations will be allowed to proceed from that date also.
Then from September 20th, the return to offices will begin on a phased basis.
One month later October 22nd is expected to be the day the final restrictions will be lifted.
Mask wearing will remain the norm.
However, there is still a big caveat around those dates - that being the virus levels and spread remaining at a managable level.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin is expected to announce the plan at Government Buildings later today.