FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin leaves a meeting at the EU summit, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium early July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s prime minister on Friday accepted the resignation of Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary after his attendance at a social event which may have breached COVID-19 regulations drew a wave of public anger.
“His attendance at this event was wrong and an error of judgment on his part. I have accepted his resignation,” Prime Minister Micheál Martin said in a statement.
“People all over the country have made very difficult, personal sacrifices in their family lives and in their businesses to comply with COVID regulations. This event should not have gone ahead in the manner it did.”