Sligo-Leitrim Independent TD Marc MacSharry wants to see the curfew on the hospitality sector lifted as soon as possible.
The former Fianna Fail backbencher has criticised suggestions that current covid restrictions will be lifted on a phased basis.
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said the aim is to have all restrictions lifted by the end of this year, but added it shouldn't be done at a 'risky or reckless pace'.
Sligo Deputy MacSharry is also now calling on NPHET to provide a clearer breakdown of who is now at the biggest risk from covid, so that society can be reopened without delay.
Deputy Marc MacSharry told Midwest News that since high cases numbers of Omicron haven’t translated into hospitalisations, it’s time to ‘get back to normal’.