Ireland’s vaccination card – everything we know so far about InFocus Podcast


Last week, the Taoiseach pushed back the planned reopening of the hotel sector following stern advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).

he reopening of the hotel business has been delayed again – and it is now based on the controversial introduction of a vaccine pass system by the government.

InFocus Podcast: Vaccine Pass in Ireland: Everything We Know So Far

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A “coronapas” which is in force in Denmark, is something the government had previously opposed. But what exactly is a vaccine pass and how will it work in Ireland?

A vaccination pass could grant those who are vaccinated or immunized access to restaurants and indoor facilities – but it has been steeped in controversy with allegations of discrimination and inequality and the question of who exactly would control the pass.

In this podcast, host Denise Calnan chats with Irish freelance political writer Philip Ryan who tells us everything we need to know about the pass – and who’s for and against.

Dublin restaurateur Angela Ruttledge explains how she thinks the pass will work in her day-to-day operations – and we meet journalist Tom Carstensen who is joining us from Denmark where they have successfully introduced a national vaccine certificate system.

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