The Dáil stopped work briefly to applaud all the country's healthcare workers.
A reduced number of TDs are sitting in the chamber to debate and approve a range of emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
However, they briefly paused the debate at 8.00pm to applaud the frontline workers leading Ireland's response to the outbreak.
They were led by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, who asked them to stand.
Paused in the #Dáil this evening to applaud all the Nurses, Doctors, GPs, Ambulance crews, Carers and Support Staff working on the frontline👩⚕️ 🚑 #COVID_19 Thank you for all your hard work 🙏 @HSELive @roinnslainte pic.twitter.com/BC60PxOmrF
— ⚖️Josepha ⚡️STAY HOME⚡️Madigan (@josephamadigan) March 26, 2020
There were similar scenes around the country.
— Quarant-aoimhín (@yascaoimhin) March 26, 2020
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) March 26, 2020
People at their best. https://t.co/unEviSqz77
— Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD (@CarrollJennifer) March 26, 2020
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 to every single person keeping the show on the road on our frontline ... Thank you thank you thank u ♥️ pic.twitter.com/PNFURaW5QA
— Ciara Kelly (@ciarakellydoc) March 26, 2020
— cathy belton (@CathyBelton) March 26, 2020
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) March 26, 2020