Call for funeral directors and staff to be prioritised for Covid jab

A local funeral director is supporting the call by the Irish Association of Funeral Directors for its members to be prioritised in the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine.

President of the IAFD Donal Forde said there should be a dedicated vaccination programme for funeral directors and their staff to safeguard them as they provide an essential service to grieving families.

Sligo Funeral Director Sean Feehily says funeral directors are frontline workers dealing with the public.