In a major contrast to the lacklustre efforts that Micheal Martin, Leo Varadkar, Simon Harris, Eamon Ryan and Stephen Donnelly are making here in Ireland, Stateside things are moving at a very swift pace.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to have the city fully reopened by early July, including packed bars, stadiums and even concerts likely to go ahead by mid summer.
Several restrictions had already been eased over the past few weeks as coronavirus cases decreased.
The pandemic has killed an estimated 32,000 New York residents since the start of the crisis but people are demanding that life get back to normal once again after thousands of people left New York since the pandemic started.
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