Heal Thyself [Updated]


This evening.

More as we get it.



Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly (left) with acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health last month

This afternoon.

Short circuit in the Donnelly mainframe or the lurgy?

It’s a waiting game.


34 thoughts on “Heal Thyself [Updated]

        1. GiggidyGoo

          I’d say he gets paid while sick. Probably no facilities for a TD to claim sick pay, so they just give it to him anyway.
          As long as he doesn’t appear in a ‘wooden shed’ to give us the next installment.

        2. Cian

          No. He gets paid his normal salary. Its not ‘sick pay’

          In the same way that a female TD that has a baby gets paid.
          If she doesn’t get “maternity pay” – like you said yesterday; then he doesn’t get “sick pay”. They get paid regardless of what they do work-wise.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        So where did the bould Stephen pick it up (if it is actually Covid)? Did he not practise what he’s been preaching?

  1. Col

    I just heard an interview with Donnelly on Matt Cooper.
    God, it was dire.
    Maybe the Cabinet are just gone into hiding?

  2. Vanessanelle

    Ah lads

    our entire Government ?
    And their Special Advisers
    And what have yas
    Out sick?

    Just Stop this now

    Open up
    Take your dose
    And let us at least try and stop ourselves from going under here

    Yis have had 8 months now to try and get a grip
    Its not going to happen now
    and tis worse ye’re making it

  3. GiggidyGoo

    Will they be self-isolating though? The Examiner.ie reporters need to get out there and follow them around.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    Yep – big announcement with a colour coded….sorry…..five point ‘plan’, but to avoid any ministers having to answer any questions on it, off they go on a weeks sabbatical, and herd out a few junior lads to be blooded at leaders questions or whatever.

    1. SOQ

      I honestly doubt if they even thought that far ahead- the problem with brain cells is that you assume everyone else has the same amount.

      Your head starts spinning into conspiracy when it is just an ass employing a PR company to represent him or her as a race horse.

  5. Micko

    “Dr Ronan Glynn is now restricting his movements”

    Oooooh… he’s going to get very backed up doing that. Not gonna end well Ronan

  6. Johnnythree


    Jesus Christ. He tested negative. Could he not just have gone for a test and then, if positive, told the Dail and put it on notice to close.
    What company/ organisation in the whole world closes when someone thinks they feel unwell..
    I get the hysteria but please. My mate works in a pharma company – 1 person felt unwell so they rapid tested all 50 in the unit – all negative no big deal, no closure. In the Govt however they send everyone home…….

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