Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin on Merrion Street, Dublin 2 this morning
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said in the Dáil yesterday that he did not agree with the 5km or the 20km limit set out under the first two phases of the easing of the lockdown.
Mr Martin said:
”There is no remaining serious justification for the 5km limit. The public health concern is how people behave around others — not how far they are from their home.I don’t see a logic to it.”
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar replied:
“As a Government we won’t jump the gun by taking unnecessary risks with public health. Any announcement of whether we can go to Phase 2 or whether we can make any changes to the plan will have to wait until June 5th when we have more data available and the latest advice from NPHET.”
Wednesday: ‘Hold Firm’
Government ministers – forced to drive their own vehicles – arrive for a cabinet meeting in Government Buildings.
From top: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; Finian McGrath, Minister of State for Disability Issues and Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.