The Taoiseach says NPHET will not change its advice on indoor dining "anytime soon".
Indoor dining in pubs and restaurants was due to return today, but was pushed back due to fears over the Delta variant.
Industry representatives, who met with the Government today, are pushing for a return as soon as possible.
The group will reconvene on Thursday.
Taoiseach Michael Martin says the challenge is now to come up with a reopening plan.