Antigen tests should be a key part of the return of the live event industry according to a local musician.
The rapid result test can show if a person is currently infectious with Covid-19.
Some health experts have agreed that there would be significant benefits derived from antigen testing concert-goers as they arrive to events.
Speaking yesterday, the CMO said there would be no major public health concerns for large outdoor gatherings - providing everyone attending was vaccinated.
However, this is yet to make a difference to the sector with Laois County Council saying it can't reverse its decision to reject a licence for next month's Electric Picnic.
Shaun Hughes, who performs with local band NEON, says many other European countries have piloted successful measures and have seen the return of live performances.