Business leaders condemn online group urging breach of lockdown

Minister Leo Varadkar warned firms not to heed growing Irish branch of British far-right social media movement

Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste and business minister, said businesses following the group’s recommendations to reopen early would face consequences

Leo Varadkar, leading business groups and organisations fighting disinformation have roundly condemned a new online movement encouraging businesses to reopen in breach of lockdown measures, and urged them to continue adhering to public health advice.

The Great Reopening, a campaign orchestrated from Britain, has taken root among a small but growing number of Irish social media users on platforms and messaging apps such as Telegram and Facebook in recent weeks.

In Britain, the goal of ...