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Green light: As it stands, the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin will be going ahead. 
Photo: Tony Gavin

Green light: As it stands, the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin will be going ahead. Photo: Tony Gavin

Green light: As it stands, the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin will be going ahead. Photo: Tony Gavin

More than 100 St Patrick’s Day parades and festivals are on the brink of cancellation as organisers face “significant pressure” to put public health first.

Organisers of dozens of events will meet over the next 72 hours to decide on next steps, amid the ongoing coronavirus threat.

The Government decision to allow the major city parades to proceed has been criticised by both health officials and campaigners.


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