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Offaly Junior Minister Says We Need To Avoid "One Upmanship" Regarding Dublin Restrictions

NPHET will discuss the situation in Dublin at a meeting tomorrow.

The Taoiseach has rejected criticism that the government's COVID plan is chaotic, confusing and contradictory. 

While there's been calls in the Dáil for COVID test results to be turned around in 24 hours for everyone. 

The Dáil is back today after the antics of last night when it was adjourned pending a COVID test for Minister Stephen Donnelly.

Mary Lou McDonald with the first slot in Leaders' Questions said everyone should have access to the turnaround in results that the Health Minister got, with results communicated in 24 hours. 

And the Sinn Féin leader criticised the communication from the government yesterday:

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the five point plan is not sketchy and is very clear across the country. 

On the specific advice for Dublin, the Taoiseach said people are being encouraged not to leave the county. 

But Labour leader Alan Kelly says he needs to be clearer:

The rows come ahead of NPHET meeting tomorrow to consider jumping Dublin up to level three restrictions, which most people in Leinster House think is highly likely.

Junior Minister Pippa Hackett is hoping that won't be the case.

The Offaly senator says the country needs to be united in fighting the virus:

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