Additional "precautionary measures" are to be introduced in Co Monaghan to protect the poultry industry following the second outbreak of bird flu.
A broiler flock in the county has tested positive for the H5N1 strain, and it's believed there are around 15,000 hens at the site.
It's also understood that this site is around one kilometre from the other confirmed commercial outbreak.
A 10km restriction zone has been established to control the movement of poultry and poultry products to and from the restriction zone and additional surveillance measures have been put in place.
As a "precautionary measure", the Department has also introduced three new Statutory Instruments.
These include a requirement to house or confine all poultry or captive birds so that wild birds and other animals do not have access to them, the application of particular bio-security measures for poultry and other captive birds, as well as a ban on the assembly of birds.