Ireland is currently seeing restrictions in day-to-day life. On 12 March, the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) announced that until 29 March all schools and colleges were to close, mass gatherings of 100 people or more (indoor) should be cancelled, and that all state-run cultural institutions will close.
On 24 March, the Taoiseach announced that these emergency measures should be extended until at least 19 April. He introduced further restrictions and closed all non-essential retail outlets as well as theatres, gyms, hairdressers and other leisure services. Citizens are encouraged to stay at home and only leave for essential supplies, medical reasons or to exercise. Restaurants and cafes remain open but for delivery or takeaway only.