Pandemonium: Power, Politics and Ireland’s Pandemic
Venue: Church of Ireland
Ireland’s lockdowns were harsher and longer than almost anywhere else in the developed world. The existential threat from the pandemic led to an unprecedented mass mobilisation of the institutions of the state. Boasting unrivalled access to the key decision-makers and drawing of a vast range of documents and hundreds of hours of interviews Jack Horgan-Jones and Hugh O’Connell reveal the moves, the power-plays and the—at times jaw-dropping—tactics of a government with the health of a nation in its hands. The authors will be in conversation with Gerry Foley.