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Opposition Mounts To 5 Month Extension Of Goverment's Emergency Covid Powers.

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The Seanad has passed the legislation that would extend those measures- with a Dáil vote to come.

Opposition is growing in the Dáil to the government's plans to extend emergency COVID powers until November 9th.

The regulations give effect to many restrictions including mask wearing, bans on mass gatherings and requiring people to stay in their homes.

Our Political Correspondent Seán Defoe reports:

Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats are both calling for the extension to be shorter - according to Soc Dems co-leader Roisin Shortall:

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