During a debate on Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine system, Leader of the Seanad, Regina Doherty, of Fine Gael claimed the country was “dragged kicking and screaming by populism to mandatory hotel quarantining“.
Senator Doherty added that “we left the doors open and the windows open to Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom whilst picking on other countries”.
She said that she believed that the number of exemptions had surpassed the number of rules.
“We have more holes in the system that we have [than] in a bloody block of swiss cheese“, she told the Seanad.
Ms Doherty called on Government to let the legislation underpinning the quarantine system lapse in June, when it is due to do so, and not renew it.
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