The Taoiseach says Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions will continue into February.
Micheal Martin told his parliamentary party last night the case numbers remain too high.
It comes as a further 61 deaths and 2,488 new cases have been reported - while the latest figures show there are 1,923 people with the disease in hospital, including 210 in ICU.
Ireland's 14-day incidence rate is 1,223 cases per 100,000 people.
NPHET will meet later to consider the current situation, and Cabinet will make a final decision on restrictions on Tuesday.