It comes as 42 new cases in the midlands of coronavirus were announced last night.
The Justice Minister is defending the decision to keep construction workers on site despite new strict coronavirus rules.
It comes as 204 new cases of coronavirus were announced last night, bringing the Republic's total to 1,329.
Theatres, markets, gyms and libraries are among a list of businesses that are now closed because of Covid-19, resulting in hundreds of thousands of people staying at home.
However, construction workers are still expected to work, which the trade union Unite says is unfair and dangerous.
Minister and Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan believes construction workers can still do their job if they adhere to social distancing: