A teenage boy has been arrested in Waterford in connection with an investigation into people coughing on others on purpose.
He was picked up for a public order offence in Dungarvan on Monday.
Separately, a nurse says a group of teenagers surrounded and coughed on her while she was out for a run in Clontarf in Dublin.
And gardai are investigating reports of a man coughing into the face of an elderly couple in Co Kildare.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says gardai have the power to act on this so-called ‘corona challenge’