Friday May 29, 2020

Tony O’Brien: Dáil’s Covid response panel makes a mockery of health guidance

Meeting in the historic chamber to practise social distancing still risks the spread of infection

17th May, 2020
Dr Tony Holohan, one of our three top health officials

The establishment of the Dáil’s new special committee on Covid-19 response was a good decision by the Oireachtas. The current and projected impact of the disease on daily lives, our health system and overall economy presents considerations and learnings which should inform policymaking for years to come.

Next week the committee will meet in full public session and intends to hear from witnesses, but on what is to be its first...

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