A Donegal TD says the new legislation in relation to indoor dining will have to be afforded time to work.
The Dáil has passed the legislation allowing indoor dining for fully vaccinated people or those who’ve recovered from Covid, and it will now go to the Seanad.
There were no Government rebels on the vote and it was voted through by 74 votes to 68.
It will now go to the Seanad and if it passes there, bars, cafes and restaurants look set to resume indoor service no later than July 26th.
Publicans and restauranteurs will have to ask customers for evidence of immunity but will have no way to validate the pass.
Deputy Joe McHugh says it’s vital that the legislation is given time to succeed.
The Fine Gael TD says that the situation will be constantly monitored as the government looks to juggle public health concerns while at the same time continuing to restart the economy.