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WATCH: Clare TD accuses Taoiseach of ‘telling fibs’

CLARE TD Michael McNamara said that the Taoiseach was “telling fibs”, in the Dáil last week. A fractious exchange followed when Deputy McNamara claimed that Ireland is not implementing existing EU law. “In response to the crisis in the aviation sector generally, and Shannon Airport in particular, many of the Ministers, and indeed backbenchers, said that the digital green pass would be the panacea. I have the regulation introducing it. It came into effect on July 1. The State does not have six weeks to begin implementing it; it has six weeks to implement it completely. “Crucially, as of July 1, the State must issue certificates to people who have been vaccinated, who have recovered or who have been tested, not in the agreed format, but so that they can travel. Instead, the Ministers have increased the ban on non-essential foreign travel in contravention of that. Does the Government adhere to the rule of law and the belief in the …

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