Lockdown Decisions

It is clear now that some of the measures adopted in response to COVID were unnecessary, some were ridiculous, some were inhumane, some had a long-lasting negative impact that outweighed any benefit, and it was clear at the time.

Irish Defence Forces and Ukraine

ARTICLE 28.3 Constitution of Ireland
1ยฐ War shall not be declared and ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐——๐—ฎฬ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—˜ฬ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป.

The Dรกil did not assent tonight to the participation of the Defence Forces in the EU Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine.

Ennis Hospital

The Taoiseach agreed with me that capacity at Ennis Hospital has to be increased as part of the solution to overcrowding at UHL. Plans drawn up a decade ago for a new block at the back of Ennis need to be resurrected.