Wednesday September 23, 2020

Analysis: Did Dublin get special treatment in Covid-19 strategy?

Much needed clarity in new medium term plan was absent as capital was placed between levels 2 and 3

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

15th September, 2020
Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly set out the medium term plan, which will be in in place for the next six to nine months

Is this the government that simply can’t catch a break? Just as it attempted to chart a medium-term strategy for how the country could live with Covid-19, the cabinet received a very immediate scare within its ranks.

The announcement that the entire cabinet was restricting its movement after Stephen Donnelly, the Health Minister, began to feel ill sent shockwaves through Leinster House. Donnelly later tested negative for Covid-19.

The news about Donnelly feeling...

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