Ryanair and Aer Lingus are suspending all Italian flights because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Aer Lingus will stop flying to and from Italy tomorrow, while Ryanair will continue to operate flights until midnight on Friday.

Both airlines say they have contacted affected passengers.

A worker in Apple in Cork has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Some employees there have been asked to self isolate for 48 hours as a precaution.

24 cases have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland to date.

Trinity College has announced significant measures to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

All lectures at the Dublin campus are to go online for the rest of the semester from tomorrow.

While, effective immediately, a number of public spaces at Trinity have shut including the Long Room, which contains the Book of Kells.

It comes as the Tanaiste says the Government is considering a number of restrictions including extending Easter holidays for schools.