The Tanaiste says there's no longer a political will to keep Covid restrictions in place.
NPHET has recommended nearly all restrictions can be dropped - apart from covid certs for travel and masks on public transport and in shops.
Speaking on his way into his meeting with Micheál Martin and Eamon Ryan, the Tánaiste said they'll be looking at issues of timing of easing restrictions and phasing out financial supports.
He said: "Some things can be done quickly because they're just guidance. Other restrictions require legislation to be rescinded or repealed.
"Certainly I think the view across Government is that if there's no longer a public health rationale for any particular restriction, then there's no political rationale either.
"But there are things that need to be worked out to make something that's currently illegal legal."
He said there won't be a 'cliff-edge' end to financial supports, but they will end.
The need for COVID passes to enter hospitality is also set to expire under the new advice.
Mask-wearing in shops and on public transport is being kept, along with isolation rules for positive cases and the need for COVID certs for international travel.
Mask-wearing and safety measures in schools will also continue for a while longer.
Guidance is expected on the return to the workplace, but that will come over the next few weeks rather than immediately.