CEO of IBEC Danny McCoy
This morning from 11am.
The Special Committee on Covid-19 Response will meet and hold three sessions.
Between 11am and 1pm, Dr Cillian De Gascun, Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, and Professor Philip Nolan, president of the NUI Maynooth will go before the committee.
Between 2pm and 4pm, the CEO of IBEC Danny McCoy and CEO of ISME Neil McDonnell will address the politicians.
Mr McCoy is expected to call for the immediate removal of Covid-19 quarantine restrictions and the reduction of the two-metre social distancing guideline to one metre.
Between 4.30pm and 6.30pm, the CEO of Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon and Secretary General of DBEI Dr Orlaigh Quinn will go before the committee.
Today’s appearances before the committee follow more than 1,000 Irish researchers signing an open letter to the Government yesterday, calling for an extension of lockdown restrictions in order to “crush the curve”.
Ibec calls for halving of two metre social distance rule (Business Post)
The two metre rule is under sustained pressure today – @RAI_ie and @ibec_irl both want it reduced to one metre, saying it would save hospitality jobs.
Meanwhile, the newly published guidelines from @Failte_Ireland still recommend two metres for reopening … pic.twitter.com/Or9ALfdBtm
— Paul Colgan (@paulcolgan) June 9, 2020