More EU countries to be added to quarantine list – Ryan –

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said that more EU countries will be added to Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine list.

However, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that the move needs to be “thought through carefully”.

Speaking at Government Buildings today, Mr Ryan said he had “very good conversations” yesterday with the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister Donnelly.

The Green Party leader said the coalition was “in the middle” of consultations and acting collectively, but said: “We will adjust the list.”

He added: “We will put in place the necessary measures … additional countries will be added.”

When asked directly if that meant EU countries, Mr Ryan replied: “Yes.”

He said this “will present a real burden, but it is a burden we will have to bear. We want to err on the side of caution.”

However, the Minister for Health has said that adding a “lot of countries where we have

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