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Poll: Should the Dáil continue to meet in Leinster House during the Covid-19 crisis?

The Dáil is meeting for three hours this afternoon.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

THE DÁIL IS due to meet for three hours this afternoon to hear statements on health and social protection. 

It has raised concerns that the Dáil session is an unnecessary gathering during the Covid-19 crisis and some TDs including Labour’s Alan Kelly and Ged Nash are sending in written statements instead of attending the Dáil chamber in person. 

But some parties, including Sinn Féin and People Before Profit, have insisted that Dáil meetings such as today’s must continue to ensure democratic oversight and accountability as the country navigates an unprecedented health crisis.

Other governments, including the British government, are putting measures in place to host virtual parliamentary meetings. 

So today we’re asking you: Should the Dáil continue to meet in Leinster House during the Covid-19 crisis?

Poll Results:

No (4408)
Yes (3298)
I'm not sure (331)

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