The Taoiseach, Irish Government, Michael Martin
Non-essential travel applies to all, including Politicans
In line with Pandemic restrictions on travel and out of respect for those who have died, The Taoiseach should not travel to Washington DC for St Patrick's Day
Why is this important?
The people of Ireland have been asked not to travel outside of the country and to restrict their movements to help reduce the risk of transmission of Covid 19. All of the people are being asked to make sacrifices and out of respect for those who have lost their lives, their job and those working on the front line, it is vital that the Taoiseach of Ireland also abides by the rules and therefore does not travel to Washington DC for St Patrick's Day. People are asked to conduct their business through Zoom and other online applications, this should be sufficent on this occasion.