The World Health Organization announced today -despite worldwide panic- on a global basis, no one has died from the Omicron variant. Meanwhile, the emerald isle of the triple-vaxxed double-masked have decided it's better to be safe than sorry. Ireland had a single case of Omicron reported.
Nightclubs in Ireland will be closed from next Tuesday until the 9th of January. Strict social distancing will be required in pubs, bars and restaurants with mandatory table service, no standing is permitted anywhere, and there's a maximum of six people allowed at any table. [I wonder if they lowered the dart boards?]
Additionally, indoor sports venues will be limited to 50% capacity, and all sporting events must be fully seated, and a COVID passport showing evidence of a double-vaxx will be required for access to hotels and gyms. Additionally, human contact for Christmas or New Years is now limited by government mandate to three households at any given location.