Communication must be a crucial part of the battle against Covid-19

Mixed messages amid fear of new lockdowns have put the public at odds with the government at a sensitive time in the fight against the pandemic

30th August, 2020
Communication must be a crucial part of the battle against Covid-19
Last Wednesday, Stephen Donnelly told the Oireachtas Covid Committee that we are at a “tipping point” that is “close to having us lock down the country again”

Public confidence in the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has frayed in recent weeks.

Golfgate did significant damage as citizens viewed it as a sign that there was one rule for the lawmakers and one rule for the rest of us, but the Clifden dinner is not the only reason people are losing confidence. The clear and confident communication from Leo Varadkar and Tony Holohan in the early weeks of the pandemic...

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