A local TD has dismissed claims that the Government strategy to vaccinate the population against Covid-19 has been a failure, while also admitting the plans are currently not working.
Longford/Westmeath Fianna Faíl TD Joe Flaherty says the rollout of the vaccine and the management of restrictions need to be improved.
Deputy Flaherty highlighted a series of communications blunders as major issues and claims that the three pillars of government have been tripping over each other.
Despite concerns over the current state of national efforts to curtail the virus and a significant jump in positive coronavirus cases yesterday, the Fianna Faíl TD is also calling for a clear roadmap on reopening the country.
Speaking to the Joe Finnegan show today, he's calling for a specific timeline to see certain travel, worship, and sporting restrictions rolled back: