COVID-19 pandemic has been described as “Moronic”
The Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been described as “moronic” during a Dáil debate on mandatory hotel quarantine.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is trying to bring back the emergency powers around travel from overseas.
No country will be added to the list immediately, however, with the Government saying the legislation is a precaution until we know more about the Omicron variant.
The debate is taking place a day after the first case of the variant was confirmed in Ireland.
In the Dáil, Independent TD Catherine Connolly was one of the few to speak against the plans – but also criticised the Government’s overall response to the pandemic.
She said: “The word is moronic… it means idiotic, stupid. To me, that’s what has characterised the Government’s approach to the COVID pandemic crisis over the last two years.
“We had a situation a few weeks ago where we were talking about nightclubs… all of the time, I knew day centres weren’t open, respite centres weren’t open, and people are at home without care.
“No analysis of that, and the Government’s time taken up by whether we can go in and out of nightclubs.
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