Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said the Government must ensure Covid-19 restrictions are adjusted to allow partners to be present in delivery rooms and during scans.
Deputy Pringle said: “When I addressed this in the Dáil some time back, the Taoiseach said work was underway to a consistent national approach to visitor restrictions in maternity hospitals.
“We’re still waiting. Women and their partners are still waiting. This must be addressed as a matter of urgency. The delay is disgraceful.
Deputy Pringle concluded: “World Health Organisation guidelines state that Covid-19 should not impact on a woman’s right to have a partner of her choice with her throughout pregnancy.
“This Government cannot wait any longer to make sure women in Ireland have this right.”