The Skype Is Falling


EU social distancing.

This afternoon.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar takes part in a video conference with the heads of other EU member states to discuss the coronavirus situation.

I can hear you, can you hear me?


You’ve frozen again.

Earlier: Locking Everything Down

Via Leo Varadkar

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21 thoughts on “The Skype Is Falling

  1. GiggidyGoo

    And a sellotaped instruction leaflet for him on the wall on how to turn on the system.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Nothing wrong with that. Lots of people do not know how to do this :) I appreciate such notes.

    2. Termagant

      I had an electromagnetism lecturer in college who couldn’t turn on the projector system. You just had to plug it in and press the ON button.

  2. Dr.Fart

    other countries : we’ve take X action.
    varadkar: well my party have a lot of scandals under our belts. usually i do nothing and then the next scandal comes and the other one is history. so im going to do nothing here either, and in a while people will have moved on to something else.

    1. ReproBertie

      Do you mean other countries like the UK where Cheltenham is happening? Or other countries like the USA where their president is saying the virus is a hoax perpetrated by the democrats? Or other countries like China where they suppressed all talk of the virus, denied anything was happening and arrested people for commenting about it on social media until it became too big to hide anymore?

      In Ireland we’ve followed the ECDC and WHO guidelines to try and contain the virus. If, as is looking likely, it gets to the point where we need to move from containment to delay and then to mitigation I’m sure we’ll follow the guidelines from the same bodies of experts.

  3. Slightly Bemused

    On a side note about the washing of hands. I used be a volunteer ambulance driver. We were taught how to correctly wash our hands (you have probably seen the vids or pics about this). It has become second nature..

    But for those who say ‘why are they teaching us to wash our hands?’, I have a challenge for you. Prepare food with a strong smelling ingredient – cumin, garlic, paprika, for example. Wash your hands as normal. When done, smell your fingers. If you can still smell your ingredients, you did not wash your hands correctly. And even when you do, it may take another round of scrubbing.

    These are just smells. They merely cling. But viruses actively want to live, so they will cling to everything they can to survive. Edges of nails and finger tips are very often the worst culprits.

    I realised this tonight when coating my dinner in taco seasoning.

    1. Clampers Outside

      Plenty giving out and eyeballing at RTE for doing these basics the other night.

  4. Paulus

    Such random objects in the cabinet…(no, not the government):
    Bust of Mahatma Gandhi.
    Viking longboat.
    Early Encyclopedia Britannica.
    Crystal glass thingy
    A very small piano!!

    There’s the makings of a gameshow here.

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