We will post updates here on the impact in Ireland, and on visitors to Ireland, of the Covid-19 pandemic. At present (end of November 2021) the country is experiencing a high rate of Covid infections. Most services and activities remain open, but pubs are operating with restricted opening hours. The wearing of face coverings is mandatory in indoor public spaces, including on public transport, on the university campus and in all retail settings. From Friday December 3, all international travellers arriving in Ireland (from all locations) will need evidence of a negative Covid test, regardless of their vaccination status. This measure has been introduced in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant.

We expect that the ILAS Conference will proceed as planned on the NUI Galway campus in June 2022. Nevertheless we would advise participants against making travel arrangements at this stage.