The Tanaiste says there's no longer a political will to keep Covid restrictions in place.
The coalition leaders are meeting now to consider when to ease measures and phase out business supports.
Loughglynn native Mildred Byrne says those cocooning over the last two years have been through a terrible time.
The well-known Roscommon set dancing teacher was unable to give classes until last week but now looks forward to returning to the dance floor as well volunteering at Knock Shrine.
Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show Mildred said it was now time to go out and celebrate the easing of restrictions.