The Irish Government is advising citizens whose presence in China is "not essential" to leave the country.
The Department of Foreign Affairs also says anyone with underlying medical conditions should not travel there.
In updated travel advice, it says this is "a precautionary measure".
The European Union has rejected a proposed Middle East 'peace plan' from US President Donald Trump.
The bloc is the latest entity to oppose the deal, after the Arab League said it would not cooperate with the US in any efforts to implement it.
The controversial plan was unveiled by Mr Trump alongside the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week.
New figures show rents have fallen in Ireland for the first time in more than seven years.
The average national rent is now €1,402 a month, according to statistics compiled by Daft.ie.
It also says there are 10% more homes for rent on February 1st than a year previously.
Father and daughter Tom and Molly Martens have had their convictions for the murder of Irishman Jason Corbett reversed in the US.
The pair were convicted of second-degree murder following a five-week trial in 2017.
They admitted to beating the Irishman to death at his home in North Carolina in August 2015; however, they claimed they were acting in self-defence.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has launched a new recruitment campaign, for up to 600 new student officers.
The PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne hailed it as "an historic day" for the force.
The launch was attended by the leaders of both the DUP and Sinn Féin - First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill.