He says people in certain jobs or areas shouldn't be adversely affected by public health measures:
A midlands Fianna Fáil TD is calling for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 in areas under level three restrictions.
Barry Cowen believes people who have lost their jobs because of government restrictions should get the previous rate.
The government, however, is unlikely to change from the new, tiered structure of payments which will land in bank accounts for the first time tomorrow.
The Laois-Offaly deputy says people in certain jobs shouldn't be adversely affected by public health measures: