Thank you for reaching out with this question.
I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss and know how important it is for you to stop by and visit again. I'd be happy to help answer a few of your questions.
To start, what I'd recommend is to keep an eye on our Traveller health page
for news and updates, as well as links to other resources for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. July 19th is the next important milestone for planned changes to international travel guidance, information can be found on our page with links to official pages as well.
As you've been fully vaccinated, you won't have to self-quarantine nor do you have to undergo any travel-related tests. I'd recommend checking this government resource
, which has more information about travel from the UK to Ireland.
In addition, to protect its citizens against the importation of variants, an ‘emergency brake’ mechanism will be coordinated at EU level, to react swiftly to the emergence of a variant of concern or variant of interest. Government advice will be to avoid travel to/from a country where the ‘emergency brake’ has been applied. If this is not applied from the country you are travelling from then you are okay to enter with just the DCC.
I do hope that this helps to answer a few of your questions. If you need any more advice or information, please don't hesitate to ask.