Irish Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher says there needs to be "a complete review" of all COVID-19 regulations and restrictions.
He says this needs to be considered in light of the successful rollout of our vaccination programme.
And that we need to adapt to this changing situation.
"We can be proud as a nation about how we, as a society, have embraced the chance to receive a vaccine.
"With this opportunity, however, must come additional freedoms.
"For nearly 18 months, we have been living under a myriad of different plans and sets of guidelines, both advisory and legally binding.
"It's high time that these regulations are reviewed in their entirety in light of the reality on the ground."
Mr Kelleher says with the timetable becoming clearer, things need to move forward.
"The HSE has said that it expects full vaccination to be completed by the end of August, and at this point, we need a new, revised and simplified set of rules that reflects the progress that has been made.
"Of course we need to aware of the challenges that come with the Delta variant, but the people of Ireland must feel the bonus that comes from exceeding all expectations when it comes to vaccination uptake.
"The people of Ireland, especially our young people, have endured an awful lot.
"Particular sectors - such as the music and late night hospitality industries, as well as the arts - need to know about what happens next and crucially when.
"It's time the Irish people, especially our young people, got to live their lives again now that we have protected our most vulnerable citizens".
He was speaking as figures show 5,000 people have so far received vaccines at walk-in clinics this weekend.
The head of the HSE, Paul Reid, says this means over 89% of adults are now partially vaccinated and more than 77% are fully vaccinated.
"We're getting there", he says in a tweet.
Our walk in vaccination centres continue today. So far this weekend another 5,000 people have availed of them to receive their first vaccination. Now over 89% of adults are partially vaccinated and over 77% fully. We're getting there. @HSELive
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) August 8, 2021