Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dara Calleary, has tonight (Thursday, August 20th) taken to social media to apologise for not following updated public health guidance issued earlier this week.
In a statement on Twitter, he said: “Last night, I attended a function I committed to a number of weeks ago, to pay tribute to a person I respected and admired greatly.”
“In light of the updated public health guidance this week, I should not have attended the event. I wish to apologise unreservedly to everyone.”
“We are asking quite a lot from everyone at this difficult time. I also offer this apology and my sincere regret to my government colleagues.”
In response, one Twitter user said: “I think what the country is asking of you now is to resign or be sacked.”
“Will you also offer your resignation? As a senior minister, you should be leading by example.” another said.
“Not good enough – you should lose the post you inherited immediately.” another Twitter user responded.
Image source: Dara Calleary / Facebook