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Conor McGregor pledges €1million to pay for protective gear for hospital staff battling Covid-19 virus

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Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone last January. The Dubliner has pledged to buy €1million worth of protective gear for frontline medical staff during the Covid-19 crisis

Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone last January. The Dubliner has pledged to buy €1million worth of protective gear for frontline medical staff during the Covid-19 crisis

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Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone last January. The Dubliner has pledged to buy €1million worth of protective gear for frontline medical staff during the Covid-19 crisis

UFC star Conor McGregor has pledged €1million to pay for protective equipment for frontline medical staff fighting the coronavirus.

Following an alleged text message chat with the Minister for Finance Paschal Donoghue, McGregor made the pledge to personally buy the equipment for the HSE's "brave men and women" in what he describes as "our most affected region."

McGregor reportedly received a reply from Mr Donohoe after the Minister watched the Dubliner's video surrounding the Covid-19 crisis.

The Crumlin-born MMA fighter then shared screenshots of the alleged personal messages between him and Mr Donoghue.

McGregor replied: "I have used my platforms multiple times since this has begun. I went further and made the video.

"Today I am purchasing myself, €1 million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region.

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Paschal Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe

"Our most affected region, to this date. St. James, Mater, Tallaght. Beaumont. Vincent’s. Where would we be without these brave men and women, I do not know.

"May God bless them and keep them safe! We need more units on the street to enforce this lockdown."

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