A Laois Offaly TD says workers must be protected from the virus.
A Sinn Fein says there've been spikes of covid 19 in meat plants in the past, which need to be guarded against in the future.
Laois Offaly TD Brian Stanley says workers must be protected from the virus.
He says in the first year of the pandemic the protection was very weak.
Deputy Stanley says a number of steps need to be taken at meat plants: