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Merrion Street, Dublin 2.
A beverage-carrying member of the public, possibly a UK visitor, photobombs Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath, on his way into government buildings for a cabinet meeting.
Not sure where the geezer is off to.
We didn’t want to ask.
A ‘Visit Berlin’ ad, with the message: ‘A finger wag for all those without a mask.’
Der mittelfinger und frau maskerschmitt arshlocken!
We know how this ends.
— The Nolan Show, BBC (@BBCNolan) October 7, 2020
Last night/this afternoon.
BBC NI presenter Stephen Nolan defended his actions on Nolan Live last night which saw the irate host confront members of the public for not wearing face masks while inside a Belfast petrol station.
Via Belfast Telegraph:
The popular presenter was accused of attempting to “criminalise” people for not wearing masks, with loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson saying Mr Nolan was “punching down, trying to coerce the ‘little people’ on behalf of the powerful”.
Responding directly to the message, Mr Nolan denied criminalising people.
“If people break the law, they are criminalising themselves,” he tweeted.
“And as for little people – there is none more little than a vulnerable person, helpless because they are surrounded by people who don’t give a damn about their safety.”
He added: “This is about the community protecting each other. Never will so many citizens have the power to protect life.”
The BBC backed Mr Nolan in his approach to the matter saying there was a “significant public interest” in the matter and his programme reflected differing views. It said those approached were given an opportunity to explain their actions.
(Repeat until plate is clean).
The California governor’s office put out a tweet advising that restaurant-goers keep their masks on while dining. “Going out to eat with members of your household this weekend?” it. “Don’t forget to keep your mask on in between bites. Do your part to keep those around you healthy
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said a system of fines may have to be considered for people who break restrictions imposed due to Covid-19.
Leo Varadkar told a meeting of Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs last night that the Government’s primary aim was to secure public buy-in rather than to introduce draconian measures.
However, Mr Varadkar said if fines were to be introduced, they would have to be both graduated and imposed on-the-spot fines rather than involving the courts.
He suggested an appropriate penalty could be in the order of €50 for not wearing a mask, and €200 for not abiding by travel restrictions.
Sign here: https://t.co/lBaMxnQD1x
…or throw it all away to the most unscientific regimes on the planet… https://t.co/kmlYPgdvLW
— Ivor Cummins (@FatEmperor) October 7, 2020
Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.
Entrepreneur Martin O’Byrne (above) outside his The PPE Shop, the first dedicated personal protective equipment outlet in Ireland.
It occupies the former premises of the Blacktie dress hire shop.
It is not about LEFT or RIGHT
Not about Immigration, race or religion.
It’s about our Children, the elderly. Our jobs, our society and the TRUTH. It’s about our FREEDOM to live a normal life.
If you’ve asked yourself: “What can I do?”
The answer is simple
Show up on the day! https://t.co/C6bebskP3p
— Dr. Marcus De Brun (@indepdubnrth) September 28, 2020
Dr Marcus de Brun urges people of all politics to join next Saturday’s rally against rona restrictions organised by Yellow Vest Ireland and Health Freedom Ireland at Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 at 2pm.
Previously: Normal People