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To: Irish Government

Call for the resignation of Dara Calleary and others who did not follow guidelines

This campaign has ended.

Following on from the news that more than 80 people, including the Agriculture Minister, senators and TDs attended a golf function in a hotel just a day after the Government announced new lockdown measures to stop the spread of Covid-19, we are calling for the resignation of active TD's, councillors and senators.

The table plan listed 82 people for the sit-down function, with up to 10 people per table, even though guidelines state no more than six people should be seated at any one table.

The guest list included: Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary and his wife Siobhan, Galway TD Noel Grealish, Senator Jerry Buttimer, Senator John Cummins, Senator Paul Daly, Senator Niall Blaney, former Fine Gael Senator Cáit Keane, Judge and former Attorney General Seamus Woulfe, the Moroccan Ambassador Lahcen Mahraoui, former Labour Party senator Lorraine Higgins, former Fine Gael Senator and TD for Sligo–Leitrim Gerry Reynolds, former Fine Gael senator Imelda Henry, Circuit Court judge and a former Workers' Party TD Pat McCartan, who serves as the vice-captain, and a number of others.

Why is this important?

We need public representatives who lead by example, particularly in these difficult times. It is unacceptable that there is one rule for them and another for the general public. It's not like it was an essential event either.


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2020-08-21 14:08:17 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-08-21 10:47:43 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-08-21 10:43:51 +0100

Senator Jerry Buttimer and Minister Dara Calleary have resigned their senior positions. Who's going to join them? We need to keep the pressure on.

2020-08-21 10:05:42 +0100

10 signatures reached