Tag Archives: Sky News

This morning.

At Kerry General Hospital.

Micheal Prendergast, aged 28, who is recovering from the coronavirus, recorded a message of himself in which he appealed for people to practice social distancing.

He also appealed for the Government to take a “proactive” step and to implement “tighter controls” on people’s public movements.

Sky News journalist Stephen Murphy subsequently put Mr Prendergast’s appeal to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a press conference this morning.

Mr Varadkar replied:

“I think we are being proactive and, you know, I think I’ve answered that question…any decisions that we make on further restrictions around social distancing and what happens in public places should be rooted in the advice of the Chief Medical Officer [Tony Holohan] and those public health doctors, not what’s trending on Twitter, not what maybe politicians are calling for.”

Earlier: Separate And Conquer

Yesterday: Pier Review

“A majority of Thatcherite proportions”


Hard Exit polls following today’s UK General Election shows the Conservative Party looks set to win 368 seats to Labour’s 191.

This could mean Jeremy Corbyn’s party may lose not just seats in marginal constituencies but even in districts that historically voted Labour.

More as we get it.


It’s going to be a long night.


‘Will Mrs May sink or swim? Only time will tell. From the choppy waters off south Dublin, it’s back to you in the studio….’

This afternoon.

Sandycove, County Dublin.

Earlier: May Féin

This morning.

Closet Brit amirite.

Also: Irish Prime Minister?

Earlier: “What We Won’t Be Doing, As A European Union, Is Renegotiating The Withdrawal Agreement”


This morning/afternoon.

Brussels, Belgium.


Brexit: Theresa May and Leo Varadkar discuss backstop (BBC)