Cross-party committee urges Varadkar to support patent waiver for Covid vaccines
The World Trade Organisation will next week discuss a controversial proposal to partially waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines
A cross-party Oireachtas committee has urged the government to support a proposal to waive intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines, as global discussions continue over access to pandemic medicines.
The Oireachtas committee on enterprise, trade and employment wrote to Leo Varadkar last month urging him to support a waiver of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement.
Maurice Quinlivan, the Sinn Féin TD who chairs the committee, wrote in the letter that members ...