I'm from Ireland too, and I'm also reading about the suspected case. It's a but further away (try300 miles away) but still a bit unsettled by it all. However he worked in west Africa, and in very close proximity to numerous people infected. You could theoretically sit beside someone with ebola and be absolutely fine, as it's very hard to transmit. However it's still unconfirmed, and I do believe that most of the hype going on right now is down to the Irish media and their love for sensationalism, so I'm getting less worried.