It's hoped cultural events can get up and running later this year.
The Arts Minister has said she's hopeful the COVID vaccination programme can open up some of the summer to cultural events.
While festivals, sporting events and concerts will be the last thing to return - Catherine Martin has said she's an optimist about these things.
It comes as a new Outdoor Public Space Scheme will see funding provided for each local authority to upgrade outdoor spaces for cultural events.
Minister Catherine Martin says the €250,000 for each council could be used to upgrade facilities ahead of the summer: