The Government introduced a number of measures on 18th August to stop the spread of Covid-19. Regarding Religious Services in places of worship (including funerals), things remain unchanged (i.e. pods of up to 50 with social distancing, etc., except for Counties Laois, Offaly and Kildare where the number is 25 at present. The limit of 6 is for indoor settings in homes and applies to funeral related events in private homes (eg. wakes, etc) Church leaders all over the island recommend and encourage the use of face coverings at all services of worship.
In Church our stewards seek to keep things right, so please accept their directions. Much as we would want to return to Mass, firstly remember that people who are vulnerable or unwell, and especially those with any symptoms that might suggest Corona virus infection, or have been in contact with someone who has had the virus, should stay at home and, if possible, participate, as now, via webcam, social media, television or radio.