Top four things you need to know – Wednesday July 21st

Cabinet ministers are expected to sign off on guidelines for the resumption of indoor dining today.

It’ll allow pubs and restaurants to serve indoors from next Monday – as long as the President signs off on the legislation.

They’ll have to close at 11.30pm, and work is under way on an app to scan Digital Covid Certs for access.


Anyone over 18 can register for a Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from today.

The HSE’s online portal is now open for all adults – allowing them to sign up for an mRNA jab.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says this is happening because the vaccination programme is ahead of schedule.


Irish Travel agents are seeing an increase in bookings of close on 20% since covid travel restrictions were relaxed on Monday.

The industry says people are back in the mood to travel after 16 months of lockdowns.


Today is set to be the warmest of the year so far as the heatwave continues.

Temperatures could reach above 31 degrees in parts, with six counties under a status orange weather warning.

The rest of the country has a status yellow alert – both run until Friday.

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