Testing Should Be Introduced At Ports And The Border – McNamara

Clare’s Independent TD is calling on the government to widen its new rules on PCR testing to include both ports and the border with Northern Ireland.

Anyone travelling into an Irish airport from Saturday, including Shannon, will have to produce a negative PCR test from the previous 72 hours when they arrive.

The measure is currently in place for people coming in from Britain and South Africa and will be extended this weekend.


Scariff-based Deputy Michael McNamara, who has repeatedly called for the introduction of testing at airports, believes the government may now need to go a step further.