The National Public Health Emergency team meets this morning to discuss the spread of Covid-19, which has been described as "troubling".
Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says the country is in a 'precarious situation' as the virus is going in the 'wrong direction'.
431 new cases were confirmed last night, along with six more deaths.
More restrictions are due to be lifted tomorrow, allowing people travel anywhere in Ireland, and three households to meet.
Meanwhile 386 pupils and more than 20 staff at a primary school in Co. Kerry have been asked to restrict their movements until December 30th following a large outbreak of Covid-19.
The HSE has informed parents of students at Scoil Mhuire in Killorglin that 17 cases of the virus have been identified at the mixed school.
It says all staff and students will now be tested following one of the largest outbreaks in a school to date.