Dail Expected To Pass Drastic New Laws To Combat Covid-19

David Layde

The Dáil is expected to approve drastic new laws aimed at tackling the coronavirus.

They include allowing the government to detain people who have the virus and refuse to self-isolate and allowing the government to shut down mass gatherings.

It also gives a legal footing to the enhanced welfare supports for people whose jobs have been hit.

However, just a third of TDs have been asked to come to Leinster House to allow for social distancing in the Dáil chamber.