willie shaw

Update from Ireland

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 As of midnight last night (Friday) we are on as near to a lockdown as one can be without using the name. Its for 2 weeks , but im sure thats just an optimistic date. Family members allowed to walk 2 KM from home and after that its similar to the UK. Essential visits to shops, pharmacies etc. All building works and most shops closed now.

loads of time to clean, paint , listen to music etc.

Take care everyone 


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A mate of mine was telling me last Sunday that there were still a few pubs/bars flouting the law in rural areas. However the Police/Garda response was a swift "We know who you are and when your licence comes up for  renewal then there will be someone from the health board on the licensing panel". If this is true then it seems like a good deterrent.

I hope the general public in Ireland aren't as mental as they are over here in clearing out the supermarkets.

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yup, there were idiot pubs, Cork was mentioned in one report. And yes they will have a job to get their licences renewed.

The shopping has quietened , at least here in galway. Special times for over 60s to shop also.  

The lockdown we have now im told by a friend in London is more severe than in UK at the moment.

Strange times for all.

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Ireland is a good place to be in a pandemic. Small-ish population + temperate climate = plenty of food. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-food-security/

Less need to panic buy there than most places. 

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