Nightclubs in Ireland will be able to fully reopen from 22nd October, the Government has confirmed.
A four-stage reopening plan has been approved by the cabinet, with "high-risk activities", such as clubbing, being allowed to return as one of the final stages in the country's reopening from its COVID-19 lockdown.
A pilot nightclub event will also take place sometime this month, though details on the event are yet to be announced.
Irish DJ Sunil Sharpe has penned an open letter to senior Irish politicians about what he describes as a neglect of the events industry.
Sharpe, a campaigner for change in licensing rules and other matters surrounding Ireland's nighttime industry as part of the group Give Us The Night, has addressed the letter to Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland; Leo Varadkar, the deputy prime minister and minister for enterprise, trade and employment; and Catherine Martin, the minister for tourism, culture, arts, Gaeltacht, sport and media.
A new campaign has been launched to support the Northern Irish night-time economy.
Ireland’s GASH COLLECTIVE will release their debut compilation on 4th December.
Pro-choice activism collective Room For Rebellion will host its last party for the foreseeable future this Friday in Rye Wax, Peckham.
Phil Kieran will debut on Berlin’s Maeve this month with his ‘Life Cycling’ LP.
A stalwart of the Belfast scene, the DJ/producer joins the label, run by fellow Irishmen Mano Le Tough and The Drifter along with Baikal, with a stunning 13-track album. It finds him exploring an array of styles, stepping away from the dancefloor throughout the album to draw from genres like kosmische, krautrock, ambient and classical.
Eric Prydz has been announced as a headliner at the 15th edition of Ireland's Life Festival.
Taking place next May in the grounds of Belvedere House, the Pryda label boss will join previously announced headliners Carl Cox and Fisher on the main stage. Further acts are yet to be announced, but previous editions of the festival have featured the likes of Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann, and Ricardo Villalobos.
Tickets are on sale now for Life, which runs from the 22nd to the 24th May next year.