Covid-19: Outrage, hope, and talking to Joe as national mood tested in busy week

Stephen Donnelly promises a ‘really good summer’ as the vaccine rollout gathers pace, but first there are the queue-jumping scandals, lockdown breaches and illicit haircuts

Out and about on Grafton Street, Dublin: the public will have to wait a little longer for any meaningful relaxing of restrictions until many more are vaccinated Pic: RollingNews

If you haven’t seen a member of An Garda Síochána this weekend, then you are most likely fully abiding by the level 5 restrictions and staying at home. Good for you. But despite it being difficult to decipher which day of the week it is, the government, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), and the dogs on the street knew that it would be difficult to rein people in on an Easter bank holiday ...