Matt Cooper: Whatever trouble may be ahead, let’s face the music and dance

Fingers crossed that we’ve not acted too quickly in lifting restrictions, but with our society and economy on the brink, it’s a chance worth taking

Former health minister James Reilly, left, watches Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s Friday evening speech on the television in Doheny & Nesbitt pub in Dublin. Picture:

There will always be those who disagree with the government’s Covid decisions. Whereas there seems to be widespread delight at the lifting of restrictions, there are contrarians more than entitled to offer an opinion that the government may have rushed to implement the latest set of recommendations from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) too quickly.

Some have even suggested that Nphet gave the government the suggestions it wanted, although that would probably be ...