The rent freeze and eviction ban have been extended until August 1st - a short 11-day extension to the previous cut-off date.
The emergency legislation implementing the measures had been due to expire at midnight tonight.
After an incorporeal Cabinet meeting this evening, the Government says they're extending the current emergency legislation to give them time to put forward legislation giving 'real protection' to tenants and landlords.
Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien says the Attorney General has advised him that the recent easing of restrictions is increasingly at odds with the initial need to restrict people's movement.
The minister said he has "obviously taken this advice on board".
He said: “The rent freeze and eviction moratorium were brought in under emergency legislation targeting all tenancies regardless of individual tenants’ circumstances.
"It is well known that they could not be extended indefinitely so it is important we have strong legislation, which combines targeting those who are most vulnerable with longer term measures to address rent arrears, in place prior to the Dáil recess.
"This legislation will be brought to cabinet on Thursday."
Minister O'Brien again encouraged anyone who has lost their job due to the pandemic and is struggling to pay their rent to apply for the rent supplement.