Stephen Donnelly interview: ‘No plans’ to give second booster to under-50s but difficult winter ahead amid ‘twindemic’ and missed HSE targets

‘Normal’ Christmas expectedHealth Minister calls for masks on public transportNo reintroduction of severe restrictions

Stephen Donnelly at the Department of Health. Picture by Frank McGrath

Hugh O'Connell

“Look at this,” Stephen Donnelly says excitedly, as he jumps up from the conference table in his corner office at the Department of Health and reaches for a paper on his desk.