Analysis: Martin heralds ‘days of hope’ as he reveals reopening plan

The Taoiseach praised the public – and his own government – as he announced that almost all Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted by October 22

31st August, 2021
Analysis: Martin heralds ‘days of hope’ as he reveals reopening plan
Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘We have prevailed as a country.’ Picture: Sam Boal/

It was quite something to see Taoiseach Micheál Martin jumping over a step as he made his way back up the red-carpeted stairs in Government Buildings. He had that spring in his step after finishing telling the nation about what could be the last Covid-19 reopening plan.

“Tá laethanta an dóchais tagtha,” he said. “The days of hope have come.”

It was a type of low-key...

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