Sligo Leitrim TD calls on government to do side-deal for vaccines

A government TD has called on the Health Minister to do a side-deal to get greater quantities of the COVID vaccine.

It’s after Germany broke out of the EU’s combined purchase effort to get more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Ireland is getting 1.1 per cent of an agreed group order from the European Commission.

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry says we should break out of that.