Today marks one year since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed.
The then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the announcement from Washington DC.
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) March 12, 2020
At the time of the announcement, the country had recorded 70 cases of Covid-19, while one death had been reported to the Department of Health.
Since then more than 225,000 people have tested positive for the disease, and over 4,500 deaths linked to the virus have happened.
The initial two weeks of restrictions imposed which included the closure of schools turned into more restrictive measures which lasted for almost two months.
There have since been a number of lockdowns - with the country currently under Level 5 restrictions.