Dáil row over questions to Health Minister on Covid-19 in meat factories

The Health Minister has been criticised for refusing to attend a Dáil debate on the Covid-19 situation in meat factories.

Simon Harris has cited the latest health advice to politicians which says if someone spends two hours in another person’s presence indoors they’re considered a close medical contact.

The Minister is taking a two hour Dáil questions session at the moment. But Sinn Féin’s Matt Carty has criticised Minister Harris for not also attending tonight’s debate: