Two fully vaccinated people will be allowed to meet indoors under plans being considered by the Cabinet this afternoon.
Ministers are also finalising the details of a roadmap that could see retail and personal services such as hairdressers open in May.
It's expected the Cabinet will agree that, from 12th April, people can travel anywhere within their own country, while schools will return fully.
Fully vaccinated people will also be given more freedoms - including two people that are vaccinated being allowed to meet up indoors from April 12th.
On that date, home construction will return also.
Health officials want two weeks to examine the impact of that before outdoor sports including tennis and golf as well as underage sports training can resume from 26th April, with intercounty GAA training being allowed from 19th April .
The Taoiseach's address is scheduled for just after 6pm, followed by a press briefing by the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Environment Minister.