Cancelling major St Patrick's Day Parades across the country would be a proportionate measure to protect the public from the spread of coronavirus.

That's the view of Fianna Fáil Deputy for Galway West Eamon O'Cuiv, who took to twitter last night to air his concerns.

The Fianna Fáil TD says it seems strange that the Dublin parade and other majors parades would go ahead in the current covid19 climate.

The Galway West TD doesn't think it gives the right message as to the actions and sacrifices the public must take to limit transmission.

Deputy O'Cuiv recalled that St Patrick's Day parade was cancelled in 2001 due to Foot and Mouth disease outbreak and he believes the current situation warrants similar action.

He concluded saying that given the drastic actions being taken by other nations to limit and delay the spread of Coronavirus, cancelling major parades would, in his view, be proportionate and welcome.

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