Taoiseach Micheál Martin
Asked if we’re into Level 5 restrictions until at least after Easter, Taoiseach @MichealMartinTD tells @MorningIreland ‘We are looking at a continuation of high levels of restrictions to the easter period. That remains to be determined by Government.’ https://t.co/Ym4sl7FSeM pic.twitter.com/pDbOIyg0Po
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) February 11, 2021
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)
Templeogue, Dublin 6.
One side of M50 we have Irish EU citizens being stopped by Gardaí & hit with fines. On the other side of M50 coming from airport thousands of EU citizens are just left free to do what they like. Thats not normal. @vonderleyen @EU_Commission #lockdown
— Politics Watch (@PoliticsWatch14) February 11, 2021