Saturday November 28, 2020

You cannot waive rules for every sector that says ‘it didn’t happen here,’ says Martin

Government would be ‘hard-pressed to know where it begins’ if it listened to every industry that said it was not responsible for the spread of Covid-19, Taoiseach says

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

20th October, 2020
Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach, said the key metric for getting out of level 5 would be getting the R-number below one

Micheál Martin had a telling point to make about where Covid-19 was spreading as the country heads towards level 5 restrictions.

There have been complaints from many different sectors – pubs, restaurants, shops and hairdressers – that they have been closed down despite no clear evidence that they are responsible for the spread of Covid-19.

That is completely understandable given the hard work that so many businesses have put in to comply with public...

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