Transport Minister Eamonn Ryan says the recent spike in Covid-19 cases shows it was correct to delay the phase 4 re-opening.
Latest figures show 45 new cases, 30 of which were in Kildare, 14 people are in hospital and 5 are in intensive care.
No new deaths were reported yesterday, and the death toll stands at 1,763.
The Green Party leader says Cabinet don't want a second surge, as has been happening in other nations:
Younger people are to be targeted with specific Covid-19 messages directed at them.
The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended more communication with younger people about the virus, due to the number of recent cases in people under the age of 45.