21st August 2020 | Press Releases

Statement from the Green Party leader on the resignation of Dara Calleary

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Commenting on the resignation of Dara Calleary, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan said:

“This event should not have taken place, it was a clear breach of the Covid-19 regulations. I think Dara Calleary has done the right thing. The measures that have been put in place this week have been difficult for us all. Cabinet ministers who participate in making decisions that impact people like this have a duty more than anyone else to stick to the regulations.

“He made a mistake, he apologised and now he has resigned. I hope this will not impact the good work happening right now across government.

“There is no doubt that this has been a difficult few months. We are living through unprecedented times, so many families have lost loved ones and many more have made huge sacrifices.

“What the government needs to do now is reflect, regroup, and focus our attention on what needs to be done. The programme for government is a truly ambitious document and if delivered on will change Ireland for the better.”