Cartoon: Not Trying Zero Covid

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My take on the Irish state’s infuriating reluctance to even try #ZeroCovid. It simply means getting the number of cases down to a traceable and controllable amount while restricting international travel with quarantine measures. Other countries are doing it and can move about, go to work, continue their educations, avail of services, see friends, go to gigs, all that stuff we’re denied. There’s an effort to divide and conquer on this simple message by talking about hotel quarantine being “detention” and travel restrictions not being a “magic bullet”. No one is saying they are, we know they’re measures to be taken as part of an overall plan of suppressing infections. How the Government can keep on saying we have to continue a cycle of boom and bust infections with lockdowns and 5km limits is beyond me.
You can find out more about the Zero Covid approach at We Can Be Zero https://www.wecanbezero.com/

Pay Student Nurses

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Pay Student Nurses cartoon. Student nurses are currently on €100 per week at a time of grave personal risk keeping the rest of us alive and returned to health. It’s completely unacceptable.
(Part of a series of cartoons for Thomas Pringle TD based on the issues he’s raising in the Dáil.)

Micheál Martin, Eamon Ryan, Leo Varadkar, Stephen Donnelly: Coalition Government

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Great start to the New Year eh? And the historical revisionism is infuriating; it was as plain as day we were going back into lockdown with a wildfire escalation in cases coming due to the idiotic decision to relax restrictions. Here’s a cartoon I did on 25th November 2020. Well, Happy New Year everybody. I … Read more Micheál Martin, Eamon Ryan, Leo Varadkar, Stephen Donnelly: Coalition Government

Minister Damien English: “Clothes are not essential”

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Just when you think you can’t get any more angry with this Government, along comes Minister of State Damien English to tell us our children can drink wine but they can’t wear babygrows.

‘Clothes are not essential’ – Minister insists essential retail list is ‘not confusing’

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Galway Cartoon Festival Programme Now Live!

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Galway Cartoon Festival 2020: the full GCF 2020 programme is now live. I am a founding member of the Festival and this year I have selected the works for the main exhibition, The New Normal. It was a massive task with over 400 works submitted, and you could literally throw a dart at the map … Read more Galway Cartoon Festival Programme Now Live!