A GP  in Co. Meath says this year’s St Patrick’s Day marks another step towards Covid being banished from Ireland.

Matt O’Faolain is one of hundreds of GPs who will be carrying out vaccinations today.

The doctor, whose practice is Deerpark Medical Centre in Ashbourne, received a delivery of more than 100 vaccines this morning.

He says he expects them all to be administered within hours today and would vaccinate more if he could.

‘There have been a few hiccups on the way in terms of delivery but look adaptability is the cornerstone of a general practice, St Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland we are intending to do the same with Covid.’