Seanad debates

Friday, 18 December 2020

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


10:00 am

Photo of Martin ConwayMartin Conway (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I was listening in my office when Senators Crowe and Casey spoke. My heart sank when I heard what they had to say about the hospitality industry and what it has suffered because they are so right. The news last night was yet another blow to the sector and I agree with what others have said on the need for clarity. Clarity is important and I hope it will come in the next day or two.

Senator Lombard spoke about the Covid-19 vaccine and those who are anti-vaccination. This is so serious. It is such a critical issue and, as public representatives, we must show leadership when it comes to articulating the benefits of the vaccine. It will not be compulsory but I hope that more than 90% of those who are able to take the vaccine will do so. Yesterday I wished everyone a happy Christmas and I reiterate that today. I also want to wish a lady who works on the fourth floor well. Lydia is finishing up today and is moving on to bigger and brighter things. I wish her the very best. I hope everybody has a safe and enjoyable Christmas.


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