Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has tested positive for Covid-19.
The minister felt unwell after attending a press conference this morning and took an antigen test which gave a positive result.
He will not attend Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting and will isolate at home for seven days. It is the second time the minister tested positive for Covid-19.
The Green Party leader tested positive in December last year and was forced to isolate at home.
He also tested positive for Covid-19 in November 2021 ahead of a major Climate summit in Glasgow.
However, the result was found to be false positive and a second test was negative meaning he could attend the Cop 26 summit.
The latest Covid figures showed a rise of 56 people to 453 in hospital with Covid-19 and 22 patients are being treated for the virus in intensive care units.