A Kilkishen man is to replace a Mullagh woman as special advisor to the Minister for Health.
Severe restrictions as seen in the first wave of Coronavirus have returned following a concerning increase in the spread of the virus.
Clare continues to have the lowest spread of COVID-19 in the country while leading health officials have warned that the virus is moving quickly among all age-groups in the Republic of Ireland.
Clare woman Colette Sexton is among the special advisers to Government ministers in Ireland pocketing a combined €3m.
Long-term care residents and adults over the age of 65 will be the first to avail of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Republic of Ireland.
Less than five new cases of COVID-19 have emerged in Co Clare.
Local representatives in Clare are calling for an easing of COVID-19 restrictions citing the impact on businesses and mental health in their arguments.
NPHET’s recommendation that the entire country move to Level 5 restrictions has been rejected by the Government.
Clare has recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases for the seventh day in succession.
A “tightening” of “key restrictions” across the country has been announced by the Taoiseach following a Cabinet meeting earlier on Tuesday off the back of advice issued by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).