INQUIRY NEEDED TO DETERMINE REASONS FOR HIGH COVID-19 INCIDENCE SAYS SF TD

30 April 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD to urgently amend the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) Regulations 2020, which would allow Gardaí to enforce Covid-19 restrictions not just on those resident in the State but also on persons visiting.

The Sinn Féin TD this week said that the anomaly, whereby Gardaí cannot apply the Covid legislation to those from north of the Border, highlighted the pressing need for an all-island approach to this crisis. Deputy Carthy said that he has asked the Minister for Health to initiate an inquiry into the reasons why counties Monaghan and Cavan…

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