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From top: Croke Park; Stephen Donnelly

“What we had is agreement on a 50% capacity, so about 40,000 people be they vaccinated or unvaccinated. Sixty thousand people fully vaccinated in my view is probably a lower risk than 40,000 people.

“Remember 90% of the adult population is already vaccinated. So if you had an adult population in Croke Park regardless the vast, vast majority in there are fully vaccinated anyway.

“I was talking to Minister Jack Chambers about it and they spend a lot of time working with the sports organisations on whether or not the events themselves are causing outbreaks.

“Interestingly the events are very well run and there isn’t a lot of data suggesting there are super spreader events from the stadiums.

“When you talk to the local testing teams what they find is back in the counties [involved] they begin to see outbreaks because people are going to watch the match in pubs or in people’s houses.”

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland


Minister says extra capacity for All-Ireland football final ‘unlikely’ (RTÉ)


TK Maxx, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 on Wednesday

Damo Boggler writes:

To Stephen Donnelly [Minister For Health]: I work in the Live Events industry. This photograph (above) was taken at TX Maxx in Blanchardstown on Wednesday.

Can you find out why we are only allowed 50 people in the 3Arena [Dublin]?, which is a lot bigger than this shop, and they are allowed 184?