Percy French Festival re-organises schedule over quarantine issue for speaker

The organisers of a literary festival in county Roscommon have re-organised its schedule after a speaker coming from the UK questioned the need to quarantine for two weeks.

Mary Kenny had been due to speak at the Percy French Festival on July 22nd, and said she would be arriving to Ireland in the next couple of days.

She tweeted saying recommendation to isolate is different to legal obligation.

In a statement, the festival organisers say they regret the incident, and she cannot now participate.