The entire country has been placed onto level two restrictions under a new government plan.
It means the current restrictions will be in place for another three weeks.
However, further measures are being introduced in Dublin.
Spectator sport is returning under the plan being announced at the moment with some small theatre and musical events also getting the green light.
The government is also adopting the European Commission's new traffic light system for foreign travel.
Taoiseach Michael Martin says the plan is an extensive one
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar appealed directly to the people of Dublin to observe the restrictions:
Image, l-r: Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach, Micheál Martin & Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly.