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It may be mean-spirited, but hundreds of teens should not be heading abroad for fun in the sun

Mary McCarthy


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Outside the ‘green list’: Hundreds of teenagers are flying out to the Algarve in Portugal

Outside the ‘green list’: Hundreds of teenagers are flying out to the Algarve in Portugal

Outside the ‘green list’: Hundreds of teenagers are flying out to the Algarve in Portugal

Hundreds of teenagers are flying out to the Algarve this week and next, for the annual post-Leaving Cert fun in the sun.

Some cancelled their trips, but many are going ahead, despite it being against public health guidelines and despite a warning from the World Health Organisation (WHO) it is young people driving a rise in cases.

It seems mean-spirited to lambast teenagers, and in particular Leaving Cert kids, but no matter what angle you take, this is irresponsible.