A solicitor whose client is suspected of having coronavirus has been told he would be banned from the courts if he holds a one-to-one consultation with him.

Solicitor Padraig O’Connell told Judge David Waters in Killarney District Court that his client was not able to attend because he was being kept in isolation on suspicion of having coronavirus.

The judge agreed to adjourn the case, which concerns two charges under the Public Order Act, until June.

He also warned Mr O’Connell that he could be banned from the courts for up to 21 days if he held a one-to-one consultation with his client and was therefore exposed to the virus.