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Government criticised for lack of clarity on outdoor events

Aug 25, 2021 14:08 By News Northern Sound
Government criticised for lack of clarity on outdoor events Government criticised for lack of clarity on outdoor events
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A plan for the lifting of restrictions is expected next week.

The National Secretary of the Irish Shows Association has hit out at the Government over the lack of information on whether the events can go ahead.

There's been widespread criticism of the decision to allow 40,000 people attend the All-Ireland hurling final and of the lack of mask wearing and social distancing.

The entertainment and other sectors have now called for a lifting of restrictions on their areas to allow larger crowds to attend.

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Castleblayney man Jim Harrison is National Secretary of the Irish Shows Association and he says he's concerned the lack of shows taking place will mean many may not return.

He says the current restrictions make no sense:

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