In the course of the Covid pandemic the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme has been suspended for an effectively indefinite amount of time. While pages on the SSVWP show a warning that it is on hold, BIVS explanations only state that
The British Irish Visa Scheme will build on Ireland’s Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme
but provide no further info on whether it is also suspended due to suspension of the SSVWP.
While I would assume that to be the case, is there any more definitive/legally binding source that can confirm or refute this assumption?