Following a recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the Cabinet is expected to impose tighter restrictions on Dublin, which will move to Level 3 in the new Covid-19 five-point plan.
There will be further restrictions imposed on the capital from midnight.
A sub-committee meeting took place this morning but a final decision has yet to be made and is set to be made this afternoon by Cabinet.
What this means for Dublin is that people who are travelling in and out of the county can only do so if it’s for essential work or education.
Indoor dining will be prohibited, pubs that don’t serve food will not be permitted to open, restaurants and pubs that do serve food will only be allowed to open if they have outdoor areas or serve takeaway.
There will also be reductions on visits between households, as well as the numbers attending weddings and funerals.