A passenger who was taken for tests from a plane at Dublin Airport on Saturday night has tested negative for the coronavirus.
The man, who arrived on a flight from Moscow, was under observation at the Mater Hospital in Dublin.
He was taken off the plane after showing flu-like symptoms.
Passengers on the flight say they were kept there for two hours whilst medics in hazmat suits took the man off the aircraft.
It is believed he travelled there from China.
The man was taken away by ambulance where he was brought to an isolation room in the Mater Hospital.
Other passengers reportedly had their temperatures taken before they were allowed to disembark and were told that they would be contacted in a few days.
But on Monday, another passenger on the flight said they were informed that the passenger in question "tested negative for coronavirus".
The Department of Health's National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has said it has "advanced plans in place" to deal with public emergencies such as this.
These plans are similar to those implemented during previous incidents such as pandemic influenza, SARS and MERS.
"Ireland is well positioned to detect and respond to a case of the novel coronavirus that might arise here", the group says.
Meanwhile, three Irish people remain in quarantine in England after more than 80 people were brought to the UK from the affected Chinese city of Wuhan.
The number of people who have died from the virus has now risen to over 360, while there are more than 17,000 confirmed cases in China.
A man also died from the coronavirus in the Philippines in what is the first reported death from the illness outside of China, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
The NPHET will meet again on Tuesday in the Department of Health as art of "ongoing preparedness" in line with the advice from the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Main image: A member of the public walks through Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 in 2010 | Image: Paul Faith/PA Archive/PA Images