Watch: Ireland applauds frontline workers as a mark of thanks and respect

Watch: Ireland applauds frontline workers as a mark of thanks and respect

Charlie and Abbie Mc Cleverty clapping for the frontline workers in Ballyvolane last night. Picture: Damian Coleman

At 8pm last night, Dáil members led the way by interrupting their proceedings to pay tribute to the workers in the frontline. 

"Let us all please stand and applaud as a mark of thanks and respect to the workers in the frontline," Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl stated. 

Likewise in the UK, the country stopped at 8pm to applaud its brave NHS workers. 
In Cork, many people took to the streets or applauded from inside their homes for healthcare workers, members of the emergency services and everyone else on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.

In Midelton, firefighters turned on the sirens of their fire engines to show their thanks.

"We were just back from a call before 8pm and said we would show our support to our colleagues in the ambulance service! Also, all the great staff working in the HSE. 

"Not forgetting An Garda Síochána and all our colleagues in the fire service all over the country, also the staff taking all the calls in the call centres. Everyone that is helping! 

"Also to all the people that are keeping the social distancing! We can beat this if we all play our part," Kenneth Lynch of Midleton Fire Brigade wrote on social media.

In his home, Stephen Teap, a leading campaigner on behalf of all those impacted by the CervicalCheck screening failures in Ireland, applauded with his two young boys, Oscar (5) and Noah (3).

"Thank you all, you are all amazing. Keep fighting the fight. Much love and respect from us to you," the father of two wrote.

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