Friday October 30, 2020

Clare TD says return to full lockdown is ‘act of tyranny’

Michael McNamara, who chaired the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee, claims the public will ‘snap’ if asked to endure another long shutdown

18th October, 2020
The country‘s economy could not sustain another sustained shutdown and the public would “snap” if they were required to do so, said Michael McNamara

A return to full lockdown would be an “act of tyranny”, the TD who chaired the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee has said.

Michael McNamara, the Independent TD for Clare, told the Business Post that the country’s economy could not sustain another sustained shutdown and the public would “snap” if they were required to do so.

“People feel oppressed, and when you oppress people for long enough, they will snap,” he...

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