Thousands across Ireland flock to McDonald's before chain closes over Covid

24/03/2020 11:00:00

Thousands across Ireland flock to McDonald's before chain closes over Covid

Thousands across Ireland flock to McDonald's before chain closes over Covid

A LITTLE girl celebrated her third birthday with a McDonald’s in the car as frantic families called for tougher measures in the war on Covid-19. Thousands yesterday travelled to branches across the…

Credit: Crispin Rodwell - The Sun DublinSpeaking to the Irish Sun at the drive-thru at Airside in Swords, north CoThe dad told us: “We were ­supposed to have all the family round for the birthday party but we can’t, it wouldn’t be the right thing to do.

'TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS'Anne said: “We’re afraid, we’re really afraid. This is our last meal out. We haven’t been going out at all for the past week and a half, we decided to come out for one last meal. We’re staying in the car away from anyone else and we used contactless payment.

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-19 Credit: PA:Press Association Cars queue at McDonalds at Airside, Swords Credit: Crispin Rodwell - The Sun Dublin Matthew and Stephanie Roche celebrated their daughter Lily Rose’s third birthday in their car outside a yesterday before the chain closed its ­restaurants across Ireland and the UK last night.Nando's and McDonald's to close across Ireland from today 8 Rudi Kinsella The restaurants will close due to the spread of Covid-19 across Ireland.2 SUPERMACS has announced it will close all stores in Ireland by Thursday.29 of those were being treated in ICU.

Speaking to the Irish Sun at the drive-thru at Airside in Swords, north Co Dublin , Matthew told how the family were “doing our bit” to fight the spread of the virus by celebrating Lily Rose’s big day alone as a “last supper”. The dad told us: “We were ­supposed to have all the family round for the birthday party but we can’t, it wouldn’t be the right thing to do. Chief Executive Officer of McDonald's UK & Ireland Paul Pomroy said:"This is not a decision we are taking lightly but one made with the well-being and safety of our employees in mind as well as the best interests of our customers. “We’re making the most of it, we asked Lily Rose what she wanted to do and she said McDonald’s. This is to allow the emergency services that are using the outlets for food to make alternative arrangements. “So we’re here having her third birthday party with a McDonald’s in the car. "Therefore we have taken the decision to close every restaurant in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday 23 March at the latest. We’re making the most of it. On Saturday evening, the Department of Health said there were 102 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland bringing the total number in the Republic of Ireland to 785 and 893 on the island of Ireland.

It just the four of us this year, no big parties, hopefully all this (social distancing) will help. READ MORE Nando's also announced that all of its restaurants will be closed, saying that food will be given to those who need it most across the community. We would also like to thank the emergency services personnel and wish them well in their efforts in unprecedented times.” 'TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS' OAPs Anne and Michael Murtagh were among those who travelled to McDonald’s at Airside before the chain shut at 7pm yesterday. Anne, who is in her mid-70s, told the Irish Sun of her horror after throngs of people packed beauty spots across the country and openly flouted social distancing advice." Sunday night's update from the Department of Health found that there was an 121 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland, bringing the country's total to 906. Anne said: “We’re afraid, we’re really afraid. Mr. This is our last meal out. Did you ever get an accidental tattoo? This lad has. It has also ordered another 1,000 which will be delivered in batches of 100 over the coming weeks.

We haven’t been going out at all for the past week and a half, we decided to come out for one last meal. We’re staying in the car away from anyone else and we used contactless payment.." Mr Pomroy said the decision to close was not taken lightly and food from the restaurants would be distributed to those most in need. “Our family have been dropping food off to us in the porch. We’re doing all we can to protect ourselves, you have to take all the precautions you can. The lads call Irish rugby stars Ian McKinley (Treviso & Italy) and Michael Bradley (Zebre head coach) to discuss the Italian lock-down. “The family had a WhatsApp video call for Mother’s Day..

We are taking it so seriously but some others are not.. You see the people going around like nothing has changed. There’s groups of teenagers running around, where are the parents? “There’s been crowds of people together on the beaches. Did you ever get an accidental tattoo? This lad has. There’s been too many examples of the advice not being followed. The message isn’t getting through...

If people don’t listen, then the Government has to intervene.” MAKE A LITTLE MEMORY Elsewhere in the capital, Anita Wosser took her three children for “one last” McDonald’s at the chain’s drive-thru in Donaghmede. Did you ever get an accidental tattoo? This lad has. Anita — mum to Kara, eight, Keeva, five and Keane, ten, told us: “We don’t go to McDonald’s often, we just heard the announcement that they were closing down. So we thought we’d come down and make a little memory.. “We’re going for a picnic, it is all very worrying so this is our last picnic. Did you ever get an accidental tattoo? This lad has.

” Asked about her son’s name Keane, she added: “It is a small nod to Roy Keane. We love Roy. We haven’t been out much. We’re trying to make some good memories with all that is going on.” McDonald’s, which buys 40,000 tons of Irish beef each year, last night became the latest big business to close all of its restaurants in the Ireland and UK as a result of the Coronavirus.

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