Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

Covid-19 Health Related Issues: Update

Photo of John LahartJohn Lahart (Dublin South West, Fianna Fail)
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I want to ask about Cabinet discussions with regard to essential workers coming in from overseas. I am happy with a written answer on this. I have no doubt this issue exists and that it is legitimate. Could the Minister give some of the categories of essential workers who must travel in and out of Ireland on a daily, weekly or monthly basis - some kind of categories or a brief overview of that? We have never got them. We know about the fruit pickers, and that is one, but what other kinds of people are coming into the country on the basis that the country cannot function without their presence here?