With the Accumulated Incidence and the number of cases once again in decline, and with the vaccination rate about to be ramped up, experts are saying that we must be cautious and that restrictions should only be removed gradually if we are to look forward to any kind of summer.

They warn that we must not make the same mistakes that we did after Christmas by opening everything up far too quickly.

Our Health and Beauty section looks at the herbs that may help those of us who suffer from forgetfulness and popular columnist Bernie Comaskey explores how the pub plays such a major part in all aspects of Irish life.