Menace Messaging 14th Oct
(T-Minus 8 days)
Mr. Paschal says he hasn’t a clue and they don’t have a clue and they could never even know enough to have a clue but decisions will be made regardless, the right decisions and nothing less.
Widespread return to work in October ‘a little less likely’, says Paschal Donohoe
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said that it was “a little less likely” that there would be a widespread > return to the workplace on October 22nd.
The Government would have to “look very carefully” at the situation next week following a meeting with Nphet, he told Newstalk’s Pat Kenny show.
“We will have to see where we are with the disease.”
“some signs that were of concern”
“We need to ensure that we don’t step back.”
The virus was “unknowable and inherently unpredictable”
There may be a case “for going further” he added, with regard to the booster campaign. “We may have to do more with vaccines as we move later into the year.”
When asked about provisions in the Budget for Covid-19, Mr Donohoe said he would never forget the few weeks around last year’s Budget when he had to make plans in case of another lockdown. “The reality is that by June this year all of the funds set aside in last year’s Budget were gone” which was why he set aside further funds in Budget 2022.
“You never really know what’s around the corner.”
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Covid: Government could make ‘unpopular’ decisions on restrictions amid rising cases
The recent rise in Covid infections is a “warning shot”, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said, amid increasing doubt within Government on plans to remove almost all restrictions in just over a week’s time.
The Cabinet is due to evaluate advice from public health officials next week to decide if remaining restrictions can be eased on October 22nd as planned.
“Sometimes Government has to make the right decision even if it is unpopular,” Simon Coveney told Newstalk radio.