Ireland’s Social Democrats call for new COVID-19 targets

Speaking at the party’s virtual national conference over the weekend, Shortall also said that the government should ensure that the country’s vaccination strategy is efficiently resourced and staffed, and she also advocated for the establishment of a high-level North-South Taskforce. [Shutterstock/lensmen]

The Irish government should attempt to meet new coronavirus targets of 10 cases per day, the Social Democrats have said. Such a benchmark would help the country avoid a further lockdown in the near future, according to co-leader Róisín Shortall.

Speaking at the party’s virtual national conference over the weekend, Shortall also said that the government should ensure that the country’s vaccination strategy is efficiently resourced and staffed, and she also advocated for the establishment of a high-level North-South Taskforce.

Elsewhere, Shortall outlined the party’s objectives for the future, noting that the Social Democrats aim to treble their members of parliament in the next elections, having gained four seats in the Dáil last year. (Samuel Stolton | EURACTIV.com)

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