Cabinet expected to agree to reopening date for pubs later

Cabinet is expected to agree to a reopening date for pubs when it meets later today.

According to the Irish Times, the government is likely to announce September 21st as the date they can reopen.

It comes after strict new guidelines for pubs that don't serve food to open safely were published.

Irish pubs have experienced the longest lockdown in Europe with publicans lobbying fiercely to get back to business.