A Covid-19 testing centre has opened at Terminal 2, the second one at the airport.
Myth 1) 1,000 passengers on these flights. We had an average of 80 people per day arriving from US last week.
Myth 2) Tourists. Pubs shut, restaurants shut, shops shut, you can’t sit in a cafe for a coffee & yet you seem to think tourists are coming here in their thousands?
The first swab at a drive-thru rona test centre opened earlier at Dubln Airport and operated by private healthcare company Rocdoc, which offers the service to people who have not been referred by a GP.
A walk-in test centre will open next week, and they will allow Dublin Airport to process up to 12,000 tests per day in the run up to Christmas.
Did the state act unlawfully when departing passengers at Dublin Airport were approached and questioned by social welfare inspectors and gardai…
Via The Irish Times:
Under 2012 legislation, Social Welfare inspectors can question people at ports and airports, but only when they have “reasonable grounds” to believe there is a contravention of the Act.
However, according to multiple reports on social media and elsewhere this week, checking and questioning of people at airports has been widespread.
The Data Protection Commission (DPC) wrote to the Department of Social Protection in recent days asking it on what basis their inspectors had stopped and questioned people at airports, including asking them for personal information and personal public service numbers (PPSNs).
….The watchdog also said it is following up on queries made by individuals about whether the DEASP sourced information from passengers from other sources that allowed targeting of individuals for payment cancellation without any interaction with an inspector at a port or airport.
Swarm of sun-seeking, beer-swilling pandemic payment dolehead ingrates (out of picture).
The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said people who are in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment should be actively seeking work if their job has been lost permanently.
Heather Humphreys told RTÉ’s News at One in the case of some sectors, like in hospitality, where a person’s job is temporarily paused due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Government is not expecting such people to be looking for another job.
She was speaking after the Department of Social Protection confirmed that 104 people have had their Pandemic Unemployment Payment stopped as a result of checks carried out at airports.
Wow. The govt changed the criteria for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment to include jobseeking criteria. THIS MORNING (last updated). Just after @LeoVaradkar said it on RTE yesterday. State schemes cannot be changed overnight due to loose lips on TV. https://t.co/If0ppkgq3Y
I have asked the Minister for Social Protection to detail any arrangements involving the transfer of passenger data between airports and ports and her department, including the legislative basis of any such programme. https://t.co/9LodsMo0Iq
Since when does @DublinAirport have the right to give out private information on a passenger? That’s what he is saying that they get their information from the airports…. will he want to know what spending money we are bringing with us too? #Orwellian
Dublin Airport departures at Terminal 2 last month
Undertaking essential work travel out of Dublin airport and there’s presumably government staff with clipboards asking passengers for their PPS number and if they’re in receipt of social welfare payments.