The country's strategy with Covid-19 is not working and we don't have a control of the virus, according to an expert.
Tomas Ryan, an associate professor at Trinity College, fears we could be in a situation in a couple of weeks where restrictions may need to be reimposed as cases continue to rise.
50 new cases of coronavirus were reported by the Department of Health in the Republic last night. Sligo was the only Connaught county that reported an additional case.
There were no deaths from the virus recorded nationally yesterday.
Professor Ryan says there now needs to be a change in policy to stop the spread of the virus.