Coronavirus restrictions will start to be eased in two weeks - with garden centres, repair shops and construction sites re-opening.


The first in a five-stage plan will also see small groups of friends allowed to meet up outdoors from May 18th.


It'll be July before creches can re-open for all workers - and cinemas, gyms and nightclubs will stay shut until August.


From Tuesday, people will be allowed to exercise up to 5 kilometres from their home and over 70s can also go outside to exercise.


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says there's still a risk of the progress so far being lost:


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