Tony O’Brien: Public holiday is not what those fighting on Covid frontline need

It’s frightening how many of us rely on a small number of heroic people to hold together our tattered health service. We should repay and support them properly

26th December, 2021
Tony O’Brien: Public holiday is not what those fighting on Covid frontline need
The health service has been under unrelenting pressure. Personnel at all levels have shown a remarkable, and sometimes overlooked and undervalued, resilience. Picture: Getty

The second year of the Covid-19 pandemic has delivered a variety of challenges to every sector of society. For some, the main challenge has been economic, arising from an inability to continue with their businesses, or for employees having less and less work to do.

But for others, the pandemic itself has represented the greatest challenge, heaviest workload and busiest time of their entire careers.

As 2021 draws to a close, many people in Ireland’s...

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