The Taoiseach has come under pressure from members of his own party to move the country to Level 2 Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas.
Yesterday, Micheal Martin said the aim was Level 3 from the 1st of December to allow businesses to re-open.
However, at a meeting of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party last night, there was a 'general consensus' to go further and allow domestic travel and more visitors to homes.
Under Level 2, there are no restrictions on domestic travel, indoor dining at restaurants is allowed, and an increase in numbers for household visits.
NPHET meet later this morning to discuss Ireland's progress with Level 5.
Meanwhile, Donegal's estimated 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is more than double the national average.
The county has 300 cases per 100,000 people - compare with a rate of 145 nationally.
Wicklow, Wexford, and Leitrim all have incidence rates of less than 100.
362 new cases of the virus were detected yesterday - while two more deaths were reported by the Department of Health.