A number of Level 5 restrictions are being eased today for the first time this year.
The five kilometre travel limit has been lifted, with people free to travel within their county or 20 kilometres from their home.
Two households can now meet outside - but not in private gardens.
More construction is resuming and school is back for all students.
Infectious Diseases specialist Professor Sam McConkey of the RCSI says there is a clear end in sight to the crisis.