An additional 46,500 BioNTech-Pfizer vaccination doses are to be delivered to Ireland this month after an additional 4 million doses was announced by the European Union.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused AstraZeneca of not honouring its contract to supply its promised doses to the EU.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin praised Pfizer while stating that they always met their targets.
While addressing the Dáil, Mr Martin stated that he told Pfizer that the government would provide supports if it could manufacture the vaccines at Irish-based plants.
In response to this statement, Pfizer told him that there was sufficient capacity at its main plant which is based in Belgium. The vaccines are due to arrive in Ireland before the end of March according to Mr Martin.