Conor McGregor responds to Paschal Donohoe’s calls to encourage social distancing amongst Irish public 4 months ago

Conor McGregor responds to Paschal Donohoe’s calls to encourage social distancing amongst Irish public

McGregor has pledged to purchase €1 million worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to hospitals in the Leinster region.

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has responded to a request from Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to encourage greater social distancing amongst the Irish public while also calling on the government to issue stricter measures to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

On Wednesday, after issuing a video calling on the Irish government to introduce a full lockdown the previous day, McGregor shared details of a private correspondence with Donohoe, who asked him to give some thought to how he might encourage social distancing as someone who can influence the young men and women of Ireland.

In the private correspondence, subsequently shared by McGregor on Twitter, McGregor replied by outlining what he has done to encourage social distancing to date and to reveal his pledge to purchase €1 million worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed in “all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region”, namechecking St. James’, the Mater, Tallaght, Beaumont and Vincent’s hospitals.

McGregor also addressed the government measures to tackle the Covid-19 emergency with Donohoe, calling them “too lax” and called for “more units on the street to enforce this lockdown Pascal [sic]”.

McGregor also called for building sites to be closed and said that the situation at airports is “currently not good enough”.

The UFC fighter did end his message by saying that he respected the effort being made by Donohoe and the government to address the crisis, that he believes that they are doing the best they can to fight it and that both he and the nation have been impressed by that effort to date.