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Labour Party leader Alan Kelly speaking on the plinth of Leinster House, Dublin.

Labour Party leader Alan Kelly speaking on the plinth of Leinster House, Dublin.

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Labour Party leader Alan Kelly speaking on the plinth of Leinster House, Dublin.

Ministers have pushed for the two-metre social distancing rule to be eased as the Government considers lifting more Covid-19 restrictions.

Separately, it emerged that new measures to alleviate the strain inflicted on children due to the coronavirus and allow them more freedom for activities this summer are expected shortly.

At a Cabinet meeting last night, some ministers suggested Ireland should follow other European countries in reducing the strict social distancing rule to one metre.