A Mayo TD is concerned about the loneliness and isolation felt by many elderly people in nursing homes, who are unable to see their families during the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Sinn Fein TD Rose Conway-Walsh raised the issue with the Taoiseach recently, to ask if there's more that can be done to enable family visits, in a safe way.

 The Erris-based TD is asking that the Government look at safe protective practices in other countries, and explore ways of providing a limited number of designated visitors who can visit their loved ones, following strict protocols.

 While commending the work being done in nursing homes at this difficult time, Deputy Conway-Walsh told Midwest News that she's concerned about the impact of no visitors on elderly residents.....

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