The Cabinet has agreed to move the entire country to Level 3 restrictions from midnight tomorrow night.
This marks the first time the Government has rejected significant public health advice from NPHET.
The National Public Health Emergency Team had recommended that the country move to Level 5 restrictions, but this has been rejected by the Cabinet.
The restrictions will be reviewed in three weeks time.
Wet pubs outside Dublin are set to remain open under level 3, but no indoor seating permitted in pubs.
Instead, there will be a maximum of 15 customers allowed outdoors.