Parades were cancelled last year due to Covid-19.

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With two months to go until Paddy’s Day, Micheal Martin says parades won’t be happening this year.

The Taoiseach told Virgin Media News last night that he couldn’t see parades happening because not enough people will have been vaccinated.

He said; “The one thing we’ve learned about this virus, it changes, it evolves into different phases, different variations are coming on stream. Clearly vaccination is the key to this.”

Parades were also cancelled in 2020 as the country found itself at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.