A Donegal TD has joined calls made to the government today for the closure of all building sites and for construction workers to return home.
The Unite Trade Union has written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar calling for all building sites in Ireland to close immediately.
Its members are extremely concerned that they could potentially be exposing themselves to COVID-19.
Around 150,000 construction workers are currently working at sites across the country.
Meanwhile Donegal TD and Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has made calls in the Dail today to stop the likes of construction sites, factories and call centres operating and an increase in the COVID 19 payment:
As well as this, Deputy Doherty said he is very concerned that there is a lack of personal protective equipment for all medical staff: