The Dáil this evening suspended business for a round of applause dedicated to the country’s health workers.
A HSE initiative saw people all over the country pause what they were doing and join in with the applause in appreciation of the work being done by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.
In a live televised address to the nation on St Patrick’s Day, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar paid tribute to those workers saying he was “proud” of the members of his family who work in the sector.
“Not all superheroes wear capes - some wear scrubs and gowns,” he said.
All of our healthcare workers need us to do the right thing in the weeks ahead.
Earlier this month, similar applause for healthcare workers have been seen across Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Israel.