School holidays are to be extended under new plans to halt the rapid spread of Covid-19 across Ireland.
Schools will remain closed until 11 January as part of new restrictions agreed by the Cabinet today.
The Cabinet has also agreed to impose full Level 5 restrictions until the end of January.
This means all household visits will be banned, non-essential retail will close and there will be a 5km limit on travel.
Sports including golf and tennis will also be restricted, with the exception of professional or elite sports like Gaelic games and horse racing behind closed doors.
More to follow…