Dáil to pass emergency laws to deal with Coronavirus

The Dáil meets today to pass emergency laws to deal with the impact of the coronavirus.

All stages of the omnibus bill are expected to pass during a 10-hour sitting with reduced attendance.

It includes a 3.7 billion euro social welfare package, and a temporary ban on evictions and rent increases. 

The Dáil will also elect a Leas Ceann Comhairle - likely to be Independent TD Denis Naughten.

Sean Defoe reports.

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