Until Morale Improves

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin

This morning.

Via RTÉ News:

On international travel, Mr Martin said the arrival of a new variant has given an added momentum and importance to the issue of border controls, which are important to delaying variants entering the country and reducing their transmission.

He said that with the move towards a mandatory quarantine, countries will be added to the list, and later today 20 other countries, including sub-Saharan Africa and the UAE, will be considered with regard to mandatory quarantining.

Mr Martin said people should not be undertaking non-essential international travel, which is a breach of Level 5 restrictions.

He added that Ireland has to think beyond mandatory quarantine as “otherwise in the medium- to long-term we end up as prisoners in our own country”.

Asked about the ban on inter-county GAA matches, he said this will be looked at again.

Govt looking at high level of restrictions until Easter – Taoiseach (RTÉ)

Meanwhile…

This morning.

Templeogue, Dublin 6.

Thanks Halfahead

Meanwhile…

Um.

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18 thoughts on “Until Morale Improves

  1. Mr. T

    Giving Catholic 1970s Ireland a run for its money in the shaming game

    We are all to blame, we are all sinners, and we all deserve to be punished (locked-down)

      1. Andrew

        eh? Portugal bashing? Do I have a history of this? News to me.
        Mot flights to Europe from Brazil go to Portugal. Brazill is a hot spot for the virus. That is all.

      2. Andrew

        eh? Portugal bashing? Do I have a history of this? News to me.
        Mots flights to Europe from Brazil go to Portugal. Brazill is a hot spot for the virus. That is all.

  2. Redundant Proofreaders Society

    This drip-drip planning, blaming, penalising and communicating from Government is infuriating. Where is their detailed strategy for tackling the pandemic in 2021? Or is Leo ‘Minister for Beer Gardens’ and Luke O’Neill the Covid oracles steering public information?

    1. JEH

      There is no plan at all. They’ve been winging it for a year now. Cases go up, lock everyone down (except people who want to come and go via Dublin airport); cases go down, give us a little bit of essential freedom back so they can abruptly pull the rug from under us again.

      Look at the rest of Europe, we’ve had the strictest lockdowns considering we haven’t been able to leave the country in a year and we’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time under “level 4” and “level 5” comparatively.

      The fact is the government is completely incompetent and the healthcare system is a shambles and hasn’t been upgraded in the last year to accommodate covid cases. So as soon as we hit about 600 cases, the country goes into lockdown because there wouldn’t be medical capacity to deal with hospitalization. Meanwhile, door’s open if you want to fly in.

  3. Truth in the News

    If Martin goes to Washington will there be a fine going out and coming back, as carting
    Shamrock to America is hardly an acceptable defence, if so we could all use it.

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