Flock keepers of both poultry and captive birds will have to follow new regulations from Monday, to stop the spread of Bird Flu.

The Department of Agriculture says the bio-security measures are 'precautionary'.

Since July of this year 60 cases of avian influenza were confirmed, with the majority in the 'wild bird' population.

To date cases have been recorded in Mayo, Cork, Kerry, Dublin, Donegal, Louth, Waterford, Kerry and Donegal.

The department says all poultry flock owners should remain 'vigilant' and report any disease suspicion to their nearest regional veterinary office.

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