Thursday August 13, 2020

We should take our public health advice from medical experts, not vested interests

It’s understandable that Michael O’Leary and other business leaders are lobbying for restrictions to be lifted immediately, but they cannot be allowed to undermine Nphet or determine policy

31st May, 2020
Michael O’Leary should not be seen as a good source for public health advice

A lobbyist is someone who attempts to influence the decisions of government for their own self-interest or those of their clients. It is understandable that the art of lobbying has intensified during this extraordinary period of economic turbulence. After all, the public policy responses by the state have far-reaching consequences on the private sector.

The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the Irish business community. The viability of significant sectors of the Irish economy is under threat...

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