There has been another outbreak of Covid-19 at the Eyre Powell Direct Provision Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

RTÉ News has seen a letter to residents dated the 3 February confirming that "cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the Eyre Powell Hotel."

The letter advised residents that the Department of Public Health, Safety Net and IPAS were "planning to test everyone" at the hotel, however not until Monday 8 February.

There was an outbreak in the centre in August last year, linked to a cluster of cases at the Irish Dog Foods factory in Naas.