People urged not to have takeaway pints on St Patrick’s Day

NPHET's urging people not to have takeaway pints or buy 'cans' on St Patrick's Day tomorrow.

It has also raised concerns about Covid-19 hospital admissions.

There were 360 people with the virus in hospital yesterday, after the number rose for two days in a row.

85 are in ICU, while 575 new cases were confirmed yesterday and no additional deaths - 20 of the cases were in Donegal.

In Letterkenny University Hospital there were three people with Covid-19 being treated on site, 2 in ICU.

Professor Philip Nolan, who chairs NPHET's modelling group, says he's concerned at the hospital situation.