Ireland has recorded its highest daily death toll in the coronavirus outbreak, with 14 people having lost their lives in 24 hours.
New coronavirus restrictions on public life in Ireland will not be sustainable for a long period, the health minister has said.
Emergency Covid-19 legislation has cleared Ireland’s lower house of parliament without a vote.
The Irish Government is not currently advising the cancellation of St Patrick’s Day celebrations due to coronavirus, the Taoiseach has said.
A secondary school in Ireland has been closed after its pupils and teachers were confirmed as having been in contact with the state’s first coronavirus patient.
A senior Irish health official has urged the public not to panic about coronavirus, insisting the risk level remained low in the country.
As the start of the 2020 General Election campaign gets under way, two major issues are expected to dominate political battle.