TD said he would ‘sooner go to jail’ than wear face mask

Documents released by the Oireachtas describe dozens of breaches of Covid-19 guidelines and aggression towards compliance staff

7th November, 2021
TD said he would ‘sooner go to jail’ than wear face mask
The Convention Centre in Dublin hosted the Dáil for a period during the pandemic. Concerns were raised about a lack of social distancing among some ministerial drivers in the building late last year. Picture:

A TD told a member of the Oireachtas Covid-19 compliance team that he would “sooner go to jail” than wear a mask in Leinster House.

Concerns were also raised about a lack of social distancing among ministerial drivers, who would then drive cars on lengthy journeys with Cabinet members.

The details are contained in a new tranche of documents released by the Oireachtas detailing reported breaches of public health guidelines as well as...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Frontline workers to get €1,000 pandemic bonus

Spain pulls Genrui antigen tests after 1,350 Irish complaints over false positives

€348 million in Covid-19 business supports repaid to Revenue