Cities may be placed on higher restrictions than the rest of the county they're in under new plans.
NPHET is examining whether you could move Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Galway cities up a level on the COVID restriction list without doing the same for the entire county.
It comes as the spread of the virus continues to rise in urban areas.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says they are looking at differentiating cities from counties:
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