The government should not have made the decision it made yesterday, pausing the re-opening of indoor hospitality. That’s the clear view of Mayo Fine Gael deputy Michael Ring.
The former Minister insists that if he was still a Minister he would not have agreed to the Cabinet decision yesterday morning, to halt the reopening of indoor dining and drinking, that was due to get underway again from Monday next.
He says the Cabinet said it is acting on advice from Nphet about the potential spread of the Delta variant, but it has not shown members of the Oireachtas the evidence that supports the pausing of indoor hospitality.
Deputy Ring is now calling on the Cabinet to reverse its decision yesterday and allow indoor hospitality to open on Monday next.
Midwest News Editor Teresa O'Malley asked deputy Ring how as a member of government and Fine Gael could he accept what Micheál Martin announced at lunchtime yesterday