"I am looking forward to reunions with loved ones. It’s going to be pretty special when grand-parents get reunited with their much loved grandchildren (my own parents can’t wait to cuddle my son Seán, who they’ve been missing these last few weeks ). I feel for older people in our communities during these times who love a bit of company, security, and social interaction. I’m looking forward to seeing families reconnect and out and about again.
"I learnt how much I love my freedom and how lucky we are to have it. It’s made me appreciate the little things: the freedom to travel, to pop into town for a coffee, to meet up with family and friends, the freedom to experience life. How we take so much of it for granted.
"To those on the frontline, you are braver than you think and stronger than you know. From my family to yours, thank you for what you are doing for our country. Stay safe."