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"We have policing by consent, not coercion" - Leo Varadkar on Emergency Covid-19 legislation


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks about historic measures being taken in response to the coronavirus in Ireland. Emergency Covid-19 legislation cleared without a vote yesterday, giving new powers of detention until November. More than 300 new Irish police are also being deployed to stations nationwide to help respond to the pandemic.

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