From next Monday week 12th April, people will be allowed to travel within their own county.
Taoiseach Mícheal Martin has this evening outlined plans of a roadmap for lifting level 5 restrictions.
From 12th April, all schools will be fully reopened, people can travel within their county and construction of homes and childcare facilities can resume.
Two households will also be allowed to meet outdoors.
From 19th April, inter-county GAA training can resume, along with high performance training for some athletes approved by Sport Ireland.
26th April will see the resumption of sports training for children, while golf and tennis will also be permitted from that date.
Zoos and wildlife parks will also reopen from that date, two households who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to meet indoors, and the number of people attending funerals will be extended to 25.
The Taoiseach outlined targets for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
He said people will not be able to celebrate Easter this year in the way they would like, but they should reflect on the sacrifices they have made over the past year, and look forward with hope.