April 7, 2021

Frontline Families series

Some of those most great affected by the Covid-19 pandemic have been the children of our frontline workers.

‘Frontline Families’, a series by RTÉ’s news programme for Children, news2day, asks children of frontline workers what it’s like for them during the pandemic.

Anna and Sarah Moloney in Waterford, told news2day about their mother Aoife, who is a GP after their whole family had to isolate after contracting Covid-19.

Gemma Cullen from Finglas described her worry when her dad, who is a Dublin Bus Driver, goes to work.

Next on the series, Hannah Lyons told news2day all about her dad Kevin, who works in Beaumount Hospital in Dublin.

As part of the Frontline Families series, news2day spoke to Jane Moloney from Adare Co. Limerick. Jane’s Dad Tony is a Doctor in University Hospital Limerick and she described what it’s like to be the child of a frontline worker during a pandemic.

Kieu Conroy is from Laois. Her dad Jason is a member of an Garda Síochána.

Intensive Care Units are wards in hospitals where the most sick patients are looked after, and many of those patients have Covid-19. Emily Keane spoke about her mother Lind, who is a nurse in the ICU in University Hospital Limerick.

Frontline workers are people whose jobs were essential during the pandemic, and who had to meet people face-to-face as part of their work, like health care workers, bus drivers and Gardaí. Lorcan McSharry’s dad David is doctor at the Mater hospital in Dublin.

Billy and Kitty Dwyer in Waterford whose mam Jane is a GP Secretary, also spoke to news2day.

Aoife Borromeo who actually has two frontline worker parents. Her dad Jonathan works as a healthcare assitant and her mam Maria is a nurse.

Ava Kerr in Co Louth also has two frontline parents. Her mam Alison is a Nurse and her Dad Mark is a healthcare assistant.


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