Tony O'Brien: Government has squandered a great chance to get message across

Last week's fiasco was emblematic of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael's failure to communicate a flawed but comprehensive pandemic strategy

20th September, 2020
Tony O'Brien: Government has squandered a great chance to get message across
Stephen Donnelly is a man under pressure

A fair assessment of the government’s “resilience and recovery” plan would conclude that, while it is not perfect, it is comprehensive and coherent. It provides a medium-term approach to the healthcare, social, and economic challenges of Covid-19 as its prevalence ebbs and flows in the months ahead.

This plan is 60 pages long, and pages 16 and 17 are devoted to communication and engagement. The government says it recognises that “communication...

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