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All St. Patrick's Day Parades Are Cancelled

- All St Patrick's Day events cancelled - €430m for HSE to get extra resources - €400m in funds allocated for Brexit prep being re-purposed for Coronavirus

All St Patrick's Day parades are to be cancelled after a cabinet sub committee meeting this afternoon.

The government has also approved a large financial package to respond to the spread of the Coronavirus.

A large amount of that money will be set aside to provide sick pay supports for people who have to self-isolate.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been briefing opposition leaders this afternoon after meeting key Ministers and officials.

Health Minister Wicklow TD Simon Harris says vulnerable people need to be reassured during the outbreak.

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