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exclusive Revealed: Dr Tony Holohan's warning to Health Minister on ‘weak’ border controls as emails and texts reveal tensions in the war on Covid-19

  • Terse exchange with Donnelly over timing of response

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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

Just before 10am on Saturday, October 10 last - five days after the Government rejected public health advice to lockdown for six weeks - Dr Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, texted Stephen Donnelly with worrying news.

"Minister," he wrote. "Case numbers well up today."


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