29 Apr 2020, 16.42

This Friday, May 1st, marks International Workers Day and when the Irish Flag is raised in Leinster House it will be in honour of our frontline workers.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD said today "Further to an initiative by the Thomas Meagher Foundation seeking the raising of the Irish Flag on Friday in honour of our frontline workers, I am delighted to confirm the participation of Leinster House in this gesture of thanks to our frontline workers. Our flag has at many moments in our history been a symbol of pride and used to show our nation at its best. The  frontline workers, who we are honouring on Friday, have indeed made us very proud and are serving the public in an exemplary manner in the most extraordinary circumstances".

Note to Editors

This initiative - spearheaded by the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation in partnership with An Post, The GAA, SIPTU, The Mental Health Commissioner and the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals seeks to honour the front line workers who are putting themselves on the frontline during this pandemic.

The Ceann Comhairle alongside the Foundation and its partners have stressed that everyone taking part in this initiative do so in a manner which adheres fully to the Social Distancing Guideline and Travel Restrictions currently in place by the HSE and the Government of Ireland.

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