The future of restrictions on travel, work and movement during the Covid-19 emergency will be known later.
The National Public Health Emergency Team is likely to formally recommend an extension of the measures, due to end on Sunday, for several more weeks.
263 people in the Republic have now died after contracting Covid-19, with a further 26 patients confirmed to have lost their lives yesterday.
The total number of diagnosed cases has risen to 6,574.
Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says two factors will determine their decision