Thursday, 21 May 2020
Outbreaks of Covid-19 in Meat Processing Plants: Statements
Michael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
On the latter question, they cannot. People should be reassured that there is no evidence whatsoever to support the claim that they can.
I am really disappointed that the Deputy would raise again in this forum the issue of Spanish fishermen, especially when the Irish fishing fleet, particularly the whitefish fleet he alluded to that fishes in Castletownbere in what are very difficult market circumstances, is trying to get its product into Spain. The kinds of events we saw targeting the Spanish boats that were landing their product to have it processed in the co-operative in Castletownbere are extremely regrettable and damaging to our national interest.
On the issue of social isolation, there are supports available to those who cannot self-isolate effectively. There is support available from the HSE to explore.