Pubs in Dublin could remain closed past the 21st of September due to rising cases of Covid-19.
The National Public Health Emergency Team is now considering further restrictions in the capital to curb the spread of the virus.
The Licensed Vintners' Association says any extension of pub closures past the planned opening date will mean some owners will default on their mortgages.
LVA chief executive Donal O'Keeffe has accused public health doctors of having an 'anti-pub agenda' and says his members need to open the week after next as planned.
It's understood NPHET is also considering the recommendation of new restrictions on family gatherings and visits to homes in areas with a high number of cases.
The government is due to make a decision next week on any possible further restrictions