Five key takeaways from Stephen Donnelly’s appearance at the Oireachtas Health Committee
It has been a difficult time for Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, who is becoming a lightning rod for criticism of the government’s Covid-19 strategy.
He has even been forced to install a security fence outside his family home in Wicklow to prevent items being thrown in. “It’s a nasty development,” said a Fianna Fáil source.
Coupled with the trolling that TDs regularly receive on social...
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