Politicians report anger, stoicism as implications of Level 5 sink in for people

Inside Politics: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael meetings set to hear TDs’ criticism over Government’s U-turn on issue

There are fears in  Government that another lockdown may be sought in spring. Photograph:  PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images

There are fears in Government that another lockdown may be sought in spring. Photograph: PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images

So what happens after Level 5?

Yep, it was the classic morning after the night before yesterday, as the implications of the new Level 5 restrictions sunk in. Politicians reported a mixture of anger and stoicism from their constituencies, and there were mutterings from TDs about the spectacular volte-face by Government on this matter. Those criticisms may become more vocal at parliamentary party meetings this evening.

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