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Stephen Donnelly urges people on holiday to not ‘switch off’ Covid-19 restrictions

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said people should still pay attention to Covid-19 updates and guidelines when on holiday.

A report published yesterday into the attendance of Supreme Court Judge Seamus Woulfe at the infamous Golfgate dinner in Co Galway in August found that his resignation would be “unjust and disproportionate”.

The scandal cost Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary a seat at Cabinet and EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan was also forced to resign having attended the event.

Donnelly said nobody who attended the event in Clifden “intended to cause the anger and frustration” they did.

“It was bad judgement by people who were certainly not trying to hurt and upset people, but unfortunately there was an awful lot of hurt and upset out of that.”

When asked if he would advise people “not to switch off” in relation to restrictions while they’re on holidays, Donnelly said “absolutely”.

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