Dáil debates

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements


11:40 am

Photo of Michael McNamaraMichael McNamara (Clare, Independent) | Oireachtas source

The question is what words mean in this House. If they do not mean the truth, are they doublethink? If what the Minister says is untrue and he does not correct the record, we assume it is true and truth becomes untruth. How do we understand when he says, for example, that we will have vaccinated 80% of people by the end of June? How are we to understand if he says that no penal provisions are attaching to religious services, but fines are handed out for religious services and the State adopts a position in the High Court asserting that religious services are covered by penal provisions? What do the Minister's words mean?

Deputy Joan Collins has to speak now but the Minister can respond to me in his closing remarks.


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