A maskless TD and other staff reported for defying Oireachtas Covid-19 rules

Emails released under FOI reveal that 20 separate public health issues were logged by a single member of the Covid-compliance team over the course of only five hours at the Convention Centre

8th August, 2021
A maskless TD and other staff reported for defying Oireachtas Covid-19 rules
Politicians and staff were reported as becoming ‘defiant [or] abusive’ when asked to stick to public health guidelines at the Convention Centre and around the Dáil or Seanad. Picture: Getty

A TD refused to wear a mask when walking through corridors at Leinster House and a staff member was concerned when they shared a toilet on the same floor with him, according to a log of complaints and reports of Covid-19 guideline breaches made to Oireachtas authorities.

Other politicians and staff were reported as becoming “defiant [or] abusive” when asked to stick to public health guidelines at the Convention Centre and around the Dáil or...

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