A pub in Donegal is imposing €2 fines on customers who use the word 'Covid'.

Speaking on RTÉ's News at One programme, the manager of the Alt Bar in Killea Christopher Moore said that €280 had been raised by this afternoon, with all proceeds going to Donegal Hospice.

"As it’s table service here, we’re getting involved in everybody’s conversation and we knew what everybody was talking about. No matter what they started talking about, it was back to the virus," said Mr Moore.

"So, we just thought that we’d bring an atmosphere where people were talking about common things. It’s quite strange that people aren’t chatting about the weather in Ireland any more," Mr Moore explained.

"It was just nice to see people chatting about normal things like football and daily events. It was just to try and change the atmosphere of the bar and make it more upbeat.

"We’ve €280 raised now. It’s going up and up. Donegal Hospice is a charity close to my heart because mother was up there. They do a fabulous job," he added.