Appointments for a booster Covid-19 vaccine will be offered to people over 50 from today.
Walk-in centres will also be open to those in the age cohort.
Up to now only people over 60 or those with underlying conditions have been able to avail of a third dose.
New business supports for the hospitality and live events sector will be confirmed today.
The Government has agreed increased business supports for industries impacted by the latest restrictions.
The measures will likely include enhanced CRSS payments and targeted supports for the live events sector.
Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath are due to announce the supports mid-morning.