Susan O’Keeffe: Gardaí and teachers are on the frontline and deserve early vaccines

Both groups put themselves at risk every day to keep society functioning, but they have received little by way of appreciation

4th March, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: Gardaí and teachers are on the frontline and deserve early vaccines
Gardaí take action during an anti-lockdown march on Grafton Street in Dublin on Saturday. Photo:

One of the most difficult aspects of the coronavirus pandemic is the closed-door decisions over which citizens have no control and mostly no knowledge.

The noise surrounding the pandemic is so loud and so constant that forgetting the backroom is made easier. Yet this is where life-and-death decisions are made.

Think about all the decisions made by medical teams up and down the country in the past 12 months. Think about all the conflicts they...

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