Dublin will move to level three covid-19 restrictions from midnight tonight, following advice from NPHET.
Extra measures will also be put in place from then, including the banning of indoor dining at pubs, restaurants and cafes in the capital.
They will only be allowed to offer outdoor dining and takeaway services.
The Government has decided today that from midnight tonight, the entire county and city of Dublin will be placed on Level 3 of the Framework for Restrictive Measures. Dublin will remain at Level 3 for a period of 3 weeks, until Friday 9 October.https://t.co/qcchLi6597 pic.twitter.com/HEs3VIhul8
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People won't be allowed to travel in or out of Dublin except for work, education or other essential travel.
From Monday the numbers attending weddings and funerals will be reduced to 25 attendees.
However anyone with a wedding this weekend will be able to have 50 attendees as planned.
The measures will last for three weeks.
Earlier the Catholic Church announced communions and confirmations planned for Dublin this weekend would have to be cancelled if the level 3 restrictions were put in place.
Every other county is being left on level two - but with a warning that cases are rising in many areas.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin addressed the nation to reveal the measures and said:
"As a nation, throughout our history, we have come through every manner of trial and hardship. And this too will pass. The great responsibility that rests on each and every one of our shoulders is to do everything we can to make sure that when it does pass, we have brought as many of our families, friends and neighbours with us, alive and in good health, to enjoy the better and brighter days that lie ahead."