Friday June 5, 2020

Covid-19 committee opts for video evidence after new advice

The Oireachtas group has adapted its methods of interviewing witnesses after a Business Post columnist warned it was not adhering to best practice

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
21st May, 2020
Paul Reid, the HSE‘s chief executive, on his way to a sitting of the Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 yesterday. Picture: Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews.ie

The Covid-19 Oireachtas committee has changed its arrangements for questioning witnesses after receiving new public health advice. The 19 members had planned to bring in all witnesses into the same Dáil chamber for three separate two hour sessions, but has since decided not to do so.

In advance of the committee‘s first meeting earlier this week, Tony O’Brien, the former director general of the HSE, had warned that it was potentially risking the health...

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