PEOPLE are being encouraged to participate in a national moment of applause at 8pm this evening.
The Dáil has agreed to pause from discussing its business for the moment of applause to recognise frontline workers battling Ireland’s fight against the Covid-19 virus.
The Dáil is to sit for around 12 hours today in order to pass emergency legislation. The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill is aiming to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
In the first act of the day, members agreed to a proposal from the HSE, tabled in the chamber by Dublin South Central TD Brid Smith, to applaud frontline health and shop workers at 8pm.
“We can slow the spread of the virus, push it back and put it back in its box,” said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
The emergency Bill is likely to be passed by the Dáil today and will then be put before the Seanad tomorrow.Tags: