Pubs, restaurants and nightclubs will have earlier closing hours from Thursday after Cabinet approved more measures aimed at reducing the spread of Covid.

Hospitality businesses will have to close at midnight in a row back from Government.

While people will be asked to work from home where possible from Friday.

A booster vaccine campaign for over 50s was also approved this morning.

While changes to close contact rules for households will see everyone in a home have to restrict movements for five days if there's a positive case in the home.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin told the Dáil this afternoon that the full suite of measures will be announced this evening at 6pm, when he will address the nation.