Taoiseach announces third lockdown with a ‘heavy heart’

Rate of growth in new cases means it is responsible to assume mutant Covid-19 strain is here already, Martin says

22nd December, 2020
Taoiseach announces third lockdown with a ‘heavy heart’
Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach, said Ireland will shortly receive delivery of almost 10,000 vaccines. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the country’s third lockdown in the space of a year with a “heavy heart”.

There was a blizzard of information to get across to people about how the “meaningful Christmas” he had previously would be significantly constrained.

Just like the government framed its budget on the assumption of a no-deal Brexit, this latest lockdown is framed on the assumption that the more virulent...

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