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Colette Browne


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Tough job: Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressing the nation at Government Buildings last week to announce the return to Level 5 lockdown. Photo: Julian Behal

Tough job: Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressing the nation at Government Buildings last week to announce the return to Level 5 lockdown. Photo: Julian Behal

Tough job: Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressing the nation at Government Buildings last week to announce the return to Level 5 lockdown. Photo: Julian Behal

When an out-of-control articulated lorry is careening towards you, the only way to survive is to react swiftly and jump out of the way. Unless, of course, you are a member of Government and prefer to remain stupefied, in the middle of the road, bracing for impact.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin finally acknowledged yesterday what the dogs in the street could have told him last week. Schools cannot reopen on January 11 as planned given the astronomical surge in Covid cases. Mr Martin’s announcement came a day too late to save the blushes of Junior Minister Josepha Madigan, who gave her best Comical Ali impersonation in an appearance on RTÉ radio.


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