A roadmap to end Covid-19 restrictions will be discussed this afternoon when senior ministers and health officials meet.
It's the first covid sub-committee meeting in weeks and will form the basis of a plan set to be announced later this month.
The roadmap is expected to include information on the resumption of communions and confirmations as well as the reopening of events and nightclubs.
However the proposals won't be signed off by Cabinet until later this month.
It comes amid a warning from the Chief Medical Officer of a continued rise in covid hospital and ICU admissions.
1,861 cases were confirmed yesterday, 54 people are receiving intensive care, with Dr. Tony Holohan warning almost half of those are under 50 years of age.
Professor of Immunology at Maynooth University, Paul Moynagh, believes there's no sense in delaying reopening as the vaccine take-up in Ireland is so high.
"I don't quite see the reasoning in terms of continuously delaying things. I think we're at a stage now where certain sectors need help and need support and need to begin to be opened up that probably should have taken place earlier - I think we need to look at that", he says.