Firms seek full Covid supports as Varadkar says new curbs are ‘peculiar’

Tánaiste said that we can’t ‘act out of an abundance of excess or caution forever’, while businesses argue that targeted schemes for Christmas do not go far enough

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
5th December, 2021
Firms seek full Covid supports as Varadkar says new curbs are ‘peculiar’
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘I think it is peculiar that we are tightening restrictions at a time when things are improving, from cases, ICU figures, and hospitalisations’

Leo Varadkar has said that the decision to impose new restrictions on businesses was “peculiar” given that the data showed that the number of Covid-19 cases in hospital was falling and the overall epidemiological situation was improving.

But the Tánaiste told the Business Post that he understood why the decision was being made due to fear over how Christmas last year resulted in a resurgence of the virus and the emergence of the...

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