Ennis Hospital bans visitors due to bug outbreak
Ennis General Hospital in Co Clare has announced a ban on visitors due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.
Five cases of the illness have been confirmed at the facility and a ban has been placed on all visitors, except in the case of emergency.
Last week, a similar ban was introduced at a nursing home in the west of the county after two suspected cases of the bug.
The cases proved negative and the unit has since reopened to visitors.