A popular Dublin nightclub has scrapped plans to reopen this weekend.
Krystle nightclub on Harcourt Street says they've made the decision due to the "lack of clarity" over guidelines and time to prepare safely.
On Instagram, the club says they are really disappointed and apologise to everyone who was expecting to come and dance at the venue tonight.
They made the announcement around an hour before the final guidelines were finally published - including the news that tickets will be required for entry to nightclubs from next week.
Nightclubs will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity, once everyone attending shows a COVID-19 cert at the door.
However, club owners - who are opening their doors for the first time in 18 months - were still awaiting the exact, detailed reopening guidelines on Friday afternoon, with the full document only published around 7 pm.
Despite the lack of final guidelines, other clubs pushed ahead with reopening plans based on what had been announced in advance.
Vinny Casey from the Workman's Club in Dublin told The Hard Shoulder "everyone's buzzing" ahead of reopening.
He said: "We haven't gotten the guidelines yet, but what we're doing is taking a pragmatic approach - we have an idea of what they're going to be, and we're putting certain things in place.
"We know we have to avoid crowding at the bar, and we're checking COVID certs. We have extra people on for that.
"The queuing system will be as spread out as possible... you scan your ticket, and then you can go in and take a seat or go to the bar with your mask on.
"When you sit down or go up to the dancefloor... you can take off your mask then."
He said everyone's "learning as they go", but people have been very respectful during the pandemic so far.
He observed: "We're going to encourage people to [follow the rules]... but I do think people are going to do it off their own volition as well."
Dave Morrisey, co-owner of Lost Lane, says it's been a rollercoaster to get to tonight.
He said: "For us to be here on the 11th hour with no guidelines... talk about frustration and anxiety! It's unnerving.
"But I'm still so delighted about the fact we're open. The light at the end of the tunnel has come."