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Colin Murphy: Covid-19 panel has to seek answers to hard questions

The committee must be free to examine whether decisions on the crisis response are being robustly stress-tested

17th May, 2020
According to Nphet’s minutes, which have been published up to April 17, there were two instances of “robust discussion” at the group’s meetings in the early weeks

In the early hours of September 30, 2008, the members of the government took a phone call and assented to what would prove to be the most expensive government decision in Irish history: the bank guarantee.

On March 27 of this year, the members of the current government met and assented to a decision that seems likely to prove to be the second most expensive: what we have come to call the “lockdown”.

The two decisions...

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