Covid-19 restrictions are expected to end on October 22nd.
Cabinet Ministers will discuss a roadmap to end the measures which have been in place for more than 500 days.
It all began on March 12, 2020 when then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made a dramatic speech from Washington when schools, colleges and childcare facilities were closed for two weeks.
Almost a year and a half later, now-Taoiseach Micheal Martin is expected to announce the roadmap away from Covid-19 restrictions.
Cabinet meet this afternoon to sign off on the plan which will start from next week with the return of live events and larger capacities at sports.
Communions and confirmations will be allowed to proceed from that date also,
Then from September 20th, the return to offices will begin on a phased basis, while one month later October 22nd is expected to be the day the final restrictions will be lifted.
Mask wearing will remain the norm.
However, there is still a big caveat around those dates - that being the virus levels and spread remaining at a manageable level.
Taoiseach MicheáLeo Varl Martin is expected to announce the plan at Government Buildings later today.