The night the then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the extension of lockdown for a further two weeks was a body blow for young people; who are in their prime of beauty and sensuality. I’m thinking of the 19 to 30-ish age group. They have common goals centring on having fun, socialising and meeting their friends. Their lives revolve around their peer groups. Deep down, many of them just want to meet someone. They don’t admit or even know it, but they are searching for that life partner. I imagine that some are panicking about how they will finish college.

This group are suffering here in Ireland and abroad