LISTEN: Dail hears plea from Mullingar hospital worker for more PPE

The Dáil’s has heard concerns raised by a clinician about PPE at Mullingar Hospital.

Deputies have also heard claims that 600 construction workers could die if sites are left open during the Coronavirus crisis.

TDs have been debating the new emergency legislation the government wants to bring in to support people who lose work.


Opposition parties have been raising plenty of issues with the government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis.

RISE TD Paul Murphy has called on all construction sites to close.

He says if the spread of the virus elsewhere is replicated in that industry many people could die

The issue of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers has also been raised

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy one of those who says more needs to be done

The Dáil is expected to sit late tonight – but business will stop briefly at 8pm to applaud healthcare workers across the country.