The arrival in GB, at least, of the French vaccine Valneva underlines that the pandemic and Brexit are inextricably intertwined when it comes to quarantine regulations, vaccine supply and more recently food on our shelves.
With The Saffrons winning an All-Ireland by two points over Kerry ag Páirc An Chrócaigh and The Bowery opening in BT9 while the executive is outlining a five-day Christmas celebration, we should bear in mind Arlene’s words that just because we are allowed to do something doesn’t mean we should. (Similar to smoking, if truth be told.)
On Thursday past, the Health Committee at Stormont heard from the Minister, Robin Swann from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride, and from the newly-in-post Mrs Patricia Donnelly who is co-ordinating the Covid vaccination programme.
THE debacle at the Danske Bank Premiership clash between Coleraine and Ballymena United was but a microcosm of what is beginning to happen with differing advice from First Minister Arlene Foster and Carál Ní Chuilín, Communities Minister.
This week has been saddened by the passing of John Hume who was indeed the greatest living Irishman RIP. For the rest of us, it is nearly 500 years since the Spanish Armada shipwrecked upon our shores and this last week Irish Ministers met in Dublin Castle to consider the effects of Irish visitors turning up on Spanish shores where pandemic cases are peaking in Barcelona and in other resorts threatening to wreck holidays.