The Department of Foreign Affairs has secured additional seats on flights from key Australian cities to assist Irish people to get home in the coming days.

It is not clear how many seats have been secured by the Department but the Irish Embassy in Australia confirmed the availability of additional seats on Qatar Airways flights from today through to March 31st.

Senator Michelle Mulherin says she has been contacted by a lot of young people from Mayo over the last number of days who have had difficulty in returning home from Australia.

Anyone experiencing such difficulty in travelling home should register their details on the Department of Foreign Affairs website and can contact the Irish Embassy in Australia.

Senator Mulherin says five flights have been arranged from Australia to get people back home.

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