Rural TD’s revolt against 5K travel restrictions

The Department of Health has confirmed that there has been 18 additional deaths from Covid-19 in this Country.


683 new cases of the virus have also been reported in the most recent figures.  There were 68 new cases detected in Donegal while fewer than 5 cases each were found in the Counties of Sligo and Leitrim.


495,824 people have received their first dose of the Covid 19 vaccination.

184,191 people have received their second dose.


Despite the latest figures Rural TD’ss in Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are revolting against the 5km travel limit – insisting it must be lifted on April 5th.


They expressed frustration at the lockdown measure during parliamentary party meetings last night.


Speaking to his party, the Taoiseach acknowledged people are “fed up” but said the country’s progress remains “fragile”.


A decision on whether to ease the lockdown is expected next week.



UCC virus expert, Professor Gerry Killeen, doesn’t believe easing restrictions right now is the correct call: