Covid-19 in Ireland: A timeline of fear, farce and frustration
The key dates that affected the country as it battled the deadly disease that cost 9,300 lives
January 16, 2020 – Reports of a mystery virus in Wuhan China emerge
March 11, 2020 – First Covid-related death in Ireland is announced
March 2020 – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Washington announces all schools, colleges and childcare facilities are to close. Pubs and clubs are closed three days later. Full lockdown is announced
June 27, 2020 – Michéal Martin become Taoiseach as new government formed
July 2020 – Among the controversial measures introduced, it ...