The Government has lifted a number of Covid restrictions but warned the pandemic is not over in Ireland.
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said the country is not where the Government wanted it to be at this stage.
However, a number of restrictions have been lifted and measures introduced.
* Table service only when in hospitality settings
* Any indoor events must be full seated
* All restrictions lifted on religious services including weddings and mass
* The 11.30pm pub curfew to be lifted
* Vaccine passes, masks and social distancing to remain
* Nightclub guidelines to be issued shortly
The Taniaste warned however ““We are not where we hoped to be or expected to be for Ireland’s reopening on October 22.
“We have to get through another winter before we can safely say it’s behind us.
“We’re not where we hoped to be or expected to be for October 22. We are not past the Delta variant peak, we are most likely experiencing a twin peak,” he added.
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin also warned a note of caution.
He said all of the progress on easing restrictions remains in place and everything that has reopened will remain open.
“The progress we have made together is real, tangible and has to be protected,” Taoiseach Micheal Martin said today.
“The changes to the plan made today ensure our next steps are safe and sustainable.
“The message is clear and can be summarised in three requests. If you’re indoors, wear a mask. And if you’re running an event indoors, ask for vaccination and enforce rules.