Controversial sitting of Dáil takes place later


A controversial sitting of the Dáil takes place later with the Labour Party boycotting it.

The House will meet this afternoon for a three hour session to debate the coronavirus.

There will be measures in place to allow social distancing - with no more than 30 per cent of TDs allowed to attend.

But Labour has argued TDs should be supporting the 'stay at home' message and not having non-essential sittings of the Dáil.