Christmas will be a test of our commitment to the common good

The government is attempting to balance the strong recommendations of Nphet on public health with the political, social, and economic obligations of the coming six weeks

29th November, 2020
Christmas will be a test of our commitment to the common good
The weeks leading up to Christmas were always going to be particularly fraught, given the emotional, religious and cultural importance of the period in the Irish calendar

On December 1, the country will move from level 5 restrictions to a modified level 3.

As with every decision taken by every politician in every country affected by Covid-19, it is a hybrid compromise – an effort to strike a balance between what is right in theory, and what is achievable or desirable in practice.

But more than any other decision since the imposition of the first restrictions in March, the coming four weeks will be a...

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