The government is to extend temporary laws allowing alcohol to be served in outdoor seating areas of pubs and restaurants.
The Justice Minister will ask the cabinet to extend the legislation, that's due to lapse at the end of the month, by six months.
It was introduced during the pandemic but it's hoped leaving the rule in place will help the hospitality sector to continue to recover.
Adrian Cummins from the Restaurants Association of Ireland has welcomed the move.
"The one lesson that we have learned from Covid is that the Irish people are moving towards a European style hospitality model."
"Irish people now like to sit outside to have a coffee or a drink to enjoy the sunshine - when we have it."
The updated legislation is expected to lapse at the end of November.