Government seeks access to Oxford vaccine as ‘Golfgate’ scandal rages

Paying multimillion-euro deposit would give Ireland advance access to vaccine

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
23rd August, 2020
Government seeks access to Oxford vaccine as ‘Golfgate’ scandal rages
The vaccine is considered one of the five most promising candidates currently being developed, with initial human trials last month suggesting it is safe and triggers an immune response. Picture: iStock

The government is attempting to secure up to two million early doses of one of the most promising Covid-19 vaccines as it prepares to recall the Dáil early amid the ongoing fall-out from the “Golfgate” controversy.

The political storm over the attendance of senior figures at an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Galway on Wednesday night continues to rage this weekend. It has already led to the resignation of Dara Calleary...

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