The Taoiseach has suggested some of the emergency legislation being passed by the Dáil today will last beyond the Coronavirus crisis.
Leo Varadkar has said increased childcare supports they had intended to phase in may stay - along with faster access to sick pay.
The Dáil is debating the Coronavirus Emergency Measures bill which includes wide-ranging measures to tackle the crisis.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says it's important politicians across all parties work together over the next few weeks:
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