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Ireland to see gradual re-opening of economy in April-June - Deputy PM

News conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dublin

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is likely to gradually emerge from its strict COVID-19 lockdown between April and June with outdoor dining and domestic tourism likely to be possible during the summer, deputy prime minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday.

"I think what we're (going to) see is a slow and gradual, conservative and cautious ... reopening in the second quarter, so across April, May, and June," Varadkar told RTE radio.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries, Editing by Franklin Paul)