A Cork TD has accused Fine Gael of trying to distance themselves from Fianna Fail after calls to rectify confusing Covid-19 health advice for those arriving into Ireland.
Deputy Thomas Gould (SF) was speaking after Fine Gael released a video calling on the government to rectify information provided to people entering the country.
In the video, Cork North Central TD Colm Burke (FG) said:
“People who are travelling from abroad into Ireland may feel they are getting mixed messages.
“Some of you may feel confused having received a text which indicates you can use public transport (and) you can go to shopping centres.
“You cannot do that if you’ve come from abroad,” he added.
“The information is inadequate, misleading and it must be corrected immediately before it leads to an increased number of cases and the number of people contracting Covid-19.”
In a Tweet accompanying the video, the Fine Gael health spokesperson added:
“We need to provide clear Covid-19 health advice on restricted movements for those arriving into Ireland from abroad.”
Speaking after the video was released, Deputy Gould said:
“Fine Gael have been in government for the duration of this pandemic.
“It would serve Deputy Burke and his colleagues well to remember this and focus on rectifying their own mistakes not attempting to deflect and shift blame.
“People can see through these petty games,” he added.
“It seems that Fine Gael are trying to distance themselves from their government colleagues, Fianna Fail.
“Let’s not forget that they have essentially been in government together for the last five years.”