LEO VARADKAR and Stephen Donnelly offered up different viewpoints on Ireland's rules regarding mandatory quarantine.
While both agree that everyone returning to the country from abroad must go into quarantine, the Tanaiste and the Health Minister disagreed about the difference between between quarantine and self-isolation.
Minister Donnelly says that anyone living in shared accommodation who have returned to Ireland from overseas should have to confine themselves to their bedroom for 14 days, as to avoid any chance of infecting any living with them.
Mr Varadkar, however, contradicted Donnelly's comments, saying that they only need to restrict their movements instead.
Speaking at Government Buildings on Wednesday, Varadkar explained there was an equivalence between a person arriving in Ireland with a negative Covid-19 test within the previous 72 hours, and a person who is a close contact of a positive case.
"You are talking about people who haven't tested positive for Covid-19, they have tested negative," he said.
"If, at the moment, you are somebody who has actually tested positive for Covid-19, at the moment, you are required to self-isolate.
"But, if you're a close contact, you're required to restrict your movements, so this the equivalent of somebody who is a close contact, yes they have come in from overseas, but they have tested negative," he added.
The Tanaiste also confirmed that a negative test received five days after a person's arrival in Ireland frees them from quarantine requirements.