Government faces fresh calls to lobby EU to back vaccine IP waiver

Amnesty writes to Stephen Donnelly urging him to use Ireland’s EU status to force an intellectual property rights waiver onto G20 agenda

7th May, 2021
Government faces fresh calls to lobby EU to back vaccine IP waiver
Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, signalled his backing for a waiver in the Dáil, saying he ‘would like to see it supported’. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Irish government is facing further calls to use its position within the EU to lobby for a waiver of intellectual property (IP) rights on the Covid-19 vaccines.

Amnesty Ireland wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly last night ahead of a G20 World Health Summit, co-chaired by the European Commission, which will bring together the world’s biggest economies.

Colm O’Gorman, the chief executive of Amnesty, called on Ireland to push for the inclusion...

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