There was no confusion over government regulations for outdoor events, Varadkar claims

Government ‘regulations’ take precedence over ‘guidelines’ because they are ‘based in statute’, according to the Tanáiste

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
13th September, 2021
There was no confusion over government regulations for outdoor events, Varadkar claims
The Tanáiste has responded to a report in the at the weekend which showed Government officials at the Department of Tourism told Fáilte Ireland back in June that the hospitality sector could not hold outdoor events, and then failed to answer additional requests for clarity on the same issue over a period of two months. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Newly revealed communications between Fáilte Ireland and state officials showed that there was “confusion” over guidelines for large outdoor events, but there was no confusion over government regulations, Leo Varadkar has claimed.

The Tanáiste was speaking at the Trim Castle Hotel on Monday at the Fine Gael think-in, where he responded to a report in the Business Post at the weekend which showed Government officials at the Department of Tourism...

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