Leo Varadkar says that hairdressers and barbers are set to reopen in Ireland during May.
They have been closed since level five restrictions were introduced on Christmas Eve.
"What we'll do in about two weeks time, at the end of April, is we'll sit down and develop the plan for May," the Tánaiste told Morning Ireland.
"What we're planning is allowing more outdoor activities, a phased reopening of retail and personal services.
"I'm not saying May 4th, that's unlikely, but over the course of May, there will be a phased reopening of personal services, including hairdressers and barbers."
“I’m not saying the 4th of May, that’s unlikely, but over the course of the month of May there'll be a phased reopening of personal services including hairdressers and barbers,” says Tánaiste Leo Varadkar pic.twitter.com/Tkwja0vG2L
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Varadkar also said that a further easing of restrictions is likely on May 4th and that a plan for June and July will be developed at the end of April.