Taoiseach Micheal Martin's facing calls from his own party to move the country to Level 2 Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas.
Last night, Fianna Fail TD's and Senators urged him to reconsider his target of Level 3 in December.
Under Level 2, there are no restrictions on domestic travel, indoor dining at restaurants is allowed and an increase on numbers for household visits.
NPHET meet later this morning to discuss Ireland's progress with Level 5.
Professor of Public Health at the University of Bristol, Gabriel Scally, says a phased return to normality should only happen once the virus is suppressed:
Meanwhile, Donegal's estimated 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 has risen to above 300 again - the only county over the benchmark.
362 new cases were reported yesterday by the Department of Health last night - as well as two additional deaths.
282 people were in Irish hospitals with the virus last night, while there were 39 patients in intensive care units.
Locally Monaghan is 10th and Cavan is 11th from bottom of the table when it comes to the incidence rate.
Yesterday Monaghan recorded 7 cases giving it a 14 day incidence rate of 125.4, while Cavan recorded fewer than 5 and has seen its incidence rate drop to 132.6