Communications of NPHET recommendations are irresponsible

October 05, 2020

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has described the process and communications of NPHET’s latest recommendations as irresponsible, citing it as fuelling uncertainty while exerting pressure on the political system into reflex policy decisions. 

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy stated: “The mandate of NPHET is to advise Government. It is one step in the process for Government to assess a proportionate and whole of society response to the pandemic. At this stage in the Covid crisis, it is gravely dysfunctional that NPHET communications continue to be leaked into the public domain, substantially undermining the necessary political oversights and assessments that are built into the Living with Covid framework.”