The Taoiseach says adding countries which have a 'variant of concern' to the mandatory hotel quarantine list is a Government priority.
Cabinet is to discuss adding more EU countries to the list when it meets next week.
Countries such as Italy, France and Germany were expected to be added last week, but the plan was shelved after a disagreement between the Departments of Health and Foreign Affairs.
Concerns were raised about potential legal and political issues that may arise from adding certain EU countries to the list.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the issues are being worked through: