Taoiseach urged to introduce level 2 restrictions for Christmas

The Taoiseach has come under pressure from members of his own party to move to Level 2 restrictions for Christmas.

Yesterday Micheal Martin said the target is Level 3 once out of lockdown in December, so businesses can re-open.

But at a meeting of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party last night, there was a ‘general consensus’ to go further – allowing travel between counties and more visitors to a home.

Professor of Public Health at the University of Bristol, Gabriel Scally, says it’s important not to get ahead of ourselves when reopening next month: