EU raises risk of coronavirus to 'moderate to high'
The European Centre for Disease Control confirmed today that the risk of people contracting coronavirus in the coming weeks is "moderate to high".
Department of Health officials told a coronavirus briefing this evening that there is still only one confirmed case in the Republic.
A Dublin secondary school has been closed as a precaution to stop the spread of the coronavirus after a male student was confirmed as the first case of Covid-19 here.
#COVID19: Latest statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team:
"Siblings not attending the school concerned, parents & other members of the community are not regarded as contacts and can continue their daily routine as normal.” @CMOIreland https://t.co/ecF7cGkAwb
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) March 2, 2020
Sinn Féin has cancelled its public meetings in Cavan and Galway as the school is attended by Mary Lou McDonald's children.
Meanwhile, employees at Google's Dublin office have been advised to work from home tomorrow after a member of staff reported flu-like symptoms.
The company, which employs around 8,000 people in Ireland, could not confirm whether the individual has Covid-19.
Elsewhere, Ryanair said it would be reducing flight frequencies by up to 25% over a three-week period in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Home with the kids after a confirmed case of the coronavirus at their school. I’m postponing meetings in Cavan + Galway as I’d like to stay close to home. Stick to the medical advice, wash your hands with warm soapy water. Stay safe. https://t.co/07s79Wf6UV
— Mary Lou McDonald (@MaryLouMcDonald) March 2, 2020
Man appears in court charged in connection with fatal crash in Co Louth
A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with a crash that killed three people.
Keith Lennon of Forest Park, Dromintee, South Armagh faces a charge of dangerous driving causing death and failing to report the crash to gardaí.
The crash claimed the lives of three people - 88-year-old Mary Faxton and her 58-year-old son Kevin, as well as Brian Magill who was in his 20s.
Child dies and two injured after incident at house in Co Antrim
A toddler has died and another child and a woman have sustained serious injuries during an incident at a house outside Larne in Co Antrim.
Police are believed to be treating the situation at a rural farmhouse on the Bankhall Road in Magheramorne as a domestic incident.
They have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child's death.
Police can confirm that an investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the death of a young child in the Larne area today. pic.twitter.com/BpnwCqpE3V
— Police Service NI (@PoliceServiceNI) March 2, 2020
Royals to meet President Higgins and visit Galway GAA club during Irish visit
The full itinerary for the Royal visit by Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been revealed.
Traffic restrictions and some road closures will be in place over the two-day trip.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will arrive in Dublin Airport tomorrow with their commitments based in the city centre.
Parties confirm candidates for Seanad panels as nominations close
The deadline has passed for nominations to the vocational panels for the Seanad election.
A number of high profile former TDs have missed out on selection by their parties.
The nominations to the five vocational panels closed as of midday on Monday.