The Dail has begun debating a motion to extend emergency State powers to deal with COVID-19.
The laws, which were first passed in March, included a so-called 'sunset clause' which means they expire on the 9th of November.
The government is looking to extend the clause for another 7 months, meaning it would end on the 9th of June.
Speaking in the Dail, Sinn Fein's Health Spokesperson David Cullinane says the extension is too long:
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