Sixteen further deaths as 370 new coronavirus cases confirmed
There have been 16 more coronavirus deaths in Ireland.
Figures from Monday also showed 370 new cases here.
Eleven of those who died are in the east of the country, four in the north-west and one is in the west.
COVID-19: UK PM Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken into intensive care after his condition from the coronavirus worsened.
A spokesman for Mr Johnson said: "Since Sunday evening, the prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.
"Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital."
Dublin Convention Centre could be used for Dáil sitting to elect Taoiseach
The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) could be used for a sitting of the Dáil to elect a Taoiseach.
The Dáil Business Committee has asked Oireachtas officials to examine whether it could accommodate all TDs, while maintaining social distancing rules for public health.
It was agreed earlier, with the decision expected to be signed off later this week.
Over 700,000 people now depending on social welfare payments
More than 700,000 people are depending on social welfare payments since the coronavirus outbreak.
Some 500,000 of those are receiving the special €350 a week COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
On March 16th the Government introduced the payment to help those who have been temporarily laid off as a result of the pandemic.
Met Éireann set to include Northern Ireland weather warnings
Met Éireann is set to include weather warnings for the North in its forecasts.
The move comes after some criticism that the forecaster's online graphics stop at the Irish border.
Met Éireann has supplied forecasts for the region since the forecaster was founded in 1937.