Cathal Mac Coille: Proposed travel cert is not a vaccine passport and is fraught with risk

The EU green cert, for those who have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or tested negative, will miss many cases and will also create ethical and civil liberties issues

The proposed travel certificates will not protect against people who test negative but become infectious after arriving here

As we enter the second year of the pandemic in Ireland, the idea of a vaccine passport is extremely appealing. Imagine the worry-free delight of heading off on holiday, or going to visit relatives on a plane or ferry which allows only vaccinated passengers and crew members on board.

Imagine, too, the joy of going to a hotel or restaurant in Ireland knowing that everyone there, whether from here or abroad, will have been welcomed ...