From 19 to 31 October the cattle throughput in marts amounted to 88,000 head, indicating that a 94% throughput is currently being maintained under Level 5 restrictions, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said.

The comment arose from a parliamentary question put forward by Irish Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns who informed the Minister that she had just turned turned 31 in the hour leading up to Wednesday mornings Dáil sitting.