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Ploughing Organisers "Demoralised" By Uncertainty With Live Events

Crowds at the National Ploughing Championships in 2019.

Laois' Anna Marie Mc Hugh says they're facing serious uncertainty and getting no financial support.

The events industry is calling for clarity on when crowds can return to events.

It follows yesterday's announcement on the easing of restrictions, and the news that trial live events may take place. 

Culture Minister Catherine Martin announced that her department is planning to trial live performances and follow other countries who have completed successful experiments for this sector.

Shane Dunne is a concert promoter and says they welcome the plan to pilot events, but they want to know when it will happen:

Laois' Anna Marie Mc Hugh from the National Ploughing Championships says she feels demoralised by yesterday's announcement on live events.

She's called for more dialogue and says they need more certainly before deciding whether this year's event can go ahead:

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