The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan is not happy with the scenes in Dublin’s City Centre that he witnesses on Saturday night.
Holohan said that he stands over what he said on Saturday night, even though the vast majority of people criticised the CMO for his comments about people enjoying themselves outside in the Dublin sunshine on Saturday night.
He said that he likened it to scenes on Jones Road (outside Croke Park) on an All-Ireland final day.
Commenting that he wasn’t making a moral judgment, even though the vast majority of people think he was, he said that he doesn’t want to put the progress at risk – many people on social media believe this to be a threat of further lockdowns.
Holohan had said on Saturday night that he had to drive through Dublin City centre tonight at 8:15pm and was shocked at what he saw.
Scenes of people drinking, laughing, enjoying the sunshine and delighted being out and about did NOT sit well with Holohan who felt the need to take to Twitter to voice his dismay.
Many people on social media feel that Holohan’s comments are unjustified and that he should have kept his mouth shut.
Read his post below and tell us what you think in the Facebook post comments:
Drove into Dublin City Centre to collect someone from work at 815 PM. Absolutely shocked at scenes in South Great George’s St, Exchequer St, South William St area. Enormous crowds- like a major open air party. This is what we do not need when we have made so much progress.
— Dr Tony Holohan (@CMOIreland) May 29, 2021