‘No blame’ approach for Ireland’s Covid-19 inquiry, opposition told
Representatives of Sinn Féin, Labour, and Social Democrats met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday to discuss terms of reference for forthcoming review
A “no blame” approach will be taken as part of Ireland’s forthcoming Covid-19 inquiry, opposition leaders were told on Thursday, as the government prepares to establish a non-statutory review of the state’s handling of the pandemic.
Representatives from Sinn Féin, Labour, and the Social Democrats on Thursday attended a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Paschal Donohoe, the public expenditure minister; and Stephen Donnelly, the health minister at government buildings.
According to a draft template for the inquiry’s terms of reference given to the opposition TDs an “independent, multi-disciplinary, objective, and fair” panel will be set up to evaluate the state’s handling of the pandemic.