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Quiet: Grafton Street in Dublin is deserted as the lockdown continues. Photo: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Quiet: Grafton Street in Dublin is deserted as the lockdown continues. Photo: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Quiet: Grafton Street in Dublin is deserted as the lockdown continues. Photo: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Leo Varadkar has accused Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald of undermining attempts to build an all-Ireland approach to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

At a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Mr Varadkar told ministers he believed that Ms McDonald is using the health crisis to forward her united Ireland agenda and said this risked damaging North-south relationships.

The Taoiseach's comments came after Ms McDonald suggested the virus would accelerate the cause of Irish unity because of the cross-border risk of the pandemic.


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