From a virtual cycle up Mount Everest, to recreating aspects of Covid-19 in Ireland using Lego - here are 5 positive things happening now:
1. Members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul Young SVP programme in the south east of Ireland were concerned at the level of stress and anxiety among their peers during the Covid-19 restrictions. So the group put together a beautiful musical video to drive home the message that young people are not alone. The video hopes to offer support for those students all over the country who are feeling down, worried and anxious. The project was supported by over 100 Young SVP students from around the country who feature in the video with 'You Are Not Alone' signs.
2. Violinist Bozena Pannackal from Mullingar, Co Westmeath, performed an impromptu violin recital in the garden of a friend who is cocooning. Bozena played 'Por Una Cabeza' by Carlos Gardel to the delight of her friend and passersby.
3. Michael Gonda from Dublin cycled Mount Everest virtually to raise money for Heart Children Ireland. Michael lost his nine-year-old daughter Chaela three years ago from a sudden cardiac event. After 14 hours of cycling uphill, Michael raised more than €6,500 for charity.
4. Dublin City Libraries are now offering a free book-delivery service for people who are cocooning. All books will be on a long loan and there will be no overdue fines or fees.
5. From toilet roll stockpiling to working from home - Lego brick artist Jessica Farrell from Co Kildare is recreating aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland using the famous toy bricks.