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Mary Lou McDonald is calling for a ‘fair recovery’. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Mary Lou McDonald is calling for a ‘fair recovery’. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Mary Lou McDonald is calling for a ‘fair recovery’. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said companies cannot be trusted to provide employees with safe working conditions when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

In a letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, which has been seen by the Irish Independent, Ms McDonald said the government must introduce strict new rules for businesses reopening after the lockdown.

"It is critical that the Government sets out what health and safety procedures will be in place to protect workers, alongside the opening of workplaces," she wrote.