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St. Patrick's Day parades cancelled across Ireland due to coronavirus fears

Michaela O'Dea

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St. Patrick's Day Parades Cancelled

St. Patrick's Day parades cancelled across Ireland due to coronavirus fears

St. Patrick's Day parades have been cancelled across Ireland amid concerns about the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

The most recent cancellation is the Dublin parade, but cancellations and postponements have also been reported for parades in parts of  Cork, Sligo, Tipperary, Laois, Kerry, Kildare and Waterford.

Health authorities have released a set of guidelines in order for people to be protected from the coronavirus. These guidelines have been reviewed and considered by the organisations of the above parades in order to make an educated and safe decision as the health and welfare of citizens becomes top priority.