Three more cases of bird flu have been confirmed in Ireland by the Department of Agriculture. The three cases occurred in whooper swans in Milltown, Galway.
The deaths bring the total number of confirmed bird flu cases to 10. All cases of the virus in Ireland have been in wild birds.
Domestic flocks including free range have been confined indoors for safety, which has resulted in no confirmed cases of bird flu in domestic and commercial flocks.
However due to the restrictions and current law free range birds that have been housed for more than 12 weeks can no longer be called free range.
The Department are currently arguing for free range owners to label their animals barn raised.
The twelve week window will expire in Ireland on March 17.
We will keep you updated as this story develops.