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WATCH: Eamon Ryan cleans glasses with mask on RTÉ

The Minister for Transport was talking to Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has caused an Irish Twitter storm after using his facemask to clean his glasses during a radio interview on RTÉ.

The Dublin Bay South TD was talking about travel arrangements for those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 as he nonchalantly wiped his spectacles with the cloth mask.

Most of the comments were not very supportive of Minister Ryan, recalling that he had insisted Ireland “follow the science” in how we behave during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Ryan also told Newstalk yesterday that the country would have to “wait and see” what happens on July 19th, after the planned 5th July date for the return of indoor dining was postponed.

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens on the 19th,” he said.

“It was only last night when NPHET presented this latest modelling information, and raised the sort of concerns that I’m sharing with you now.

“We said we’re not making a decision just on the back of the immediate information, we do have to devise a plan now.

“We obviously listen, indeed, as we’ve done through this [to] the whole scientific advice and look to implement in a way that works from a broad range of perspectives.”

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