Caveat: Business beware as public mood gets twitchy over lockdown

Irish Times | Jan 29, 2021 at 6:30 AM
  • Many business groups have been persistent and active at various stages of the pandemic in representing the interests of their members, either by advocating for a timely easing of restrictions or by drawing attention to the harm being inflicted on their trade.
  • Images on television from RTÉ’s Prime Time this week of Irish tourists sporting tans while returning from sun holidays in Lanzarote perfectly, and soberly, illustrated for many the wrinkles in the Government’s uncertain regime for anti-virus restrictions on travel.
  • We have witnessed this kind of thing before, such as when one of Murphy’s senatorial colleagues called for the army to be deployed on the streets of Galway last September to stop students from drinking outside during Freshers’ Week.