Wet pubs are set to remain open outside Dublin under Level 3 restrictions that are to be introduced nationally from midnight tomorrow night.
However, there will be no indoor seating permitted in pubs. Instead there will be a maximum of 15 patrons allowed outdoors.
Wet pubs in Dublin will remain closed.The Cabinet has agreed to reject the National Public Health Emergency Team's recommendation to place the entire country under Level 5 restrictions.
Instead, every county will be moved to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions with improved enforcement.
It will mark the first time the Government has rejected significant public health advice from NPHET and charted its own course.
The restrictions will be reviewed by ministers in three weeks' time.
The Taoiseach is due to address the nation at 9pm tonight about the new restrictions.