It appears to be lockdown time for some parts and workers in Ireland.

Yesterday Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that schools, colleges and childcare facilities were to close to contain the coronavirus.

Cultural institutions are also set to close. Varadkar said that indoor gatherings of more than 100 people should be cancelled while outdoor gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled.

People who can work from home were encouraged to do so rather than going into the office.

While shops and restaurants are to remain open, an onslaught of Irish people turned to panic buying in supermarkets yesterday.

With all these effect in place, #IrelandLockdown is now trending on Twitter.

Some are suggesting you be responsible when buying.


Others suggest you consider those in retail at this time.


Many are choosing to look on the bright side and stay optimistic.


Though some stories are more disappointing.


Some surreal photos and videos are being shared too.