He believes measures would need to be in place, before closing down so many services.
Sinn Féin says the government was right not to introduce Level 5 covid restrictions on the country.
Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley says Ireland isn't prepared to go into such an extreme lockdown.
He says the government needs to have organised better supports for businesses, renters and ramp up capacity in the health service before shutting services down again:
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