For the first time in their history, Laois County Council will hold their monthly meeting via conference call on Monday in a bid to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
On the last Monday of every month, all 19 County Councillors convene in County Hall to make decisions on policy and put forward motions on behalf of their constituents.
However, new rules laid down by the Government last night mean that meetings such as these can no longer take place.
Aside from essential services, nobody should leave their home unless they have to.
These measures came into effect from Midnight last night and will last until Easter Sunday, April 12.
So, in line with these and to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the meeting will take place by conference call.
Members of the media will also be able to follow proceedings on the conference call too.