Restaurant and café owners will welcome the return of tousands of workers to their offices to-day followng a long period of working from home.
The go-ahead to return to workplaces was given by the National Public Health Emergency Team last week.,
From to-day, people can begin to return to workplaces today “for specific business requirements” and on a “phased and staggered attendance basis”.
Speaking on Sunday, the Tánaiste said that many will be looking forward to the return to the office but he added that he wants remote working to remain permanently.
“I know many are looking forward to returning to the office, to see their colleagues who they’ve only seen through a screen for the past 18 months, in person.
"For those who were recruited during the pandemic, it will be the first time ever they’ve been in the office or met their co-workers – even after over a year working together in some cases,” said Leo Varadkar.