Ryanair says Ireland is a "shambles" as Digital Green Cert rolls out for rest of Europe today
They said that Ireland is "paddy last as usual" as the country is the only EU state not ready to implement the pass yet.
Ryanair has said that Ireland is a "shambles" as the EU Digital Green Certificate is set to roll out for rest of Europe from today.
The EU Digital Green Certificate will allow people to travel anywhere in the EU provided they can prove they have been fully vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19, or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test.
While the pass comes into effect throughout Europe from today, it won't be implemented in Ireland until 19 July due to delays caused by the HSE cyber attack.
At a briefing in Brussels yesterday, the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders said Ireland is the only country not ready to roll it out.
Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson told Newstalk on Thursday that the Government needs to "get its finger out" and rollout the scheme.
They said that Ireland is "paddy last as usual" as the country is the only EU state not ready to implement the pass as of yet.
“We are paddy last as usual in Europe,” he said.
“This is a rerun of the summer of last year. The difference with this summer is we have got 1.5 million people that are vaccinated in Ireland and they are being locked up for no good reason other than the Government hasn’t got its finger out to actually do the app that is already working in all these European countries.
“Why can’t they do it today? Honestly, we are a shambles compared to what is happening elsewhere in Europe at the moment.”