Irish Covid inquiry to be set up this year – Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar said the first stage of the enquiry would be a scoping exercise

  • June 9, 2023
Henry Street in Dublin during the pandemic. Picture: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

An inquiry into the response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland is to be set up this year, the Taoiseach has said.

Leo Varadkar said he wants to ensure that the terms of reference are right so it “doesn’t stray into all sorts of things”, which he said Britain’s Covid-19 inquiry has done.

In January, Varadkar said he wanted an inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic “up and running” this year. He said ...