NPHET recommends Dublin should move to Level 3 of Covid restrictions
Speaking earlier today, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the government would respond quickly to any NPHET advice.
It is understood the National Public Health Emergency Team has advised that Dublin move to Level 3 of the governments Covid restrictions.
It comes as cases continue to climb in the capital over the past two weeks and 119 more cases were reported on Thursday.
Reports suggest that serious consideration was given to elevating Dublin to Level 4.
The advice will be considered this evening by senior civil servants before being presented to the cabinet on Friday.
Dublin, along with the rest of the country, is currently on a Level 2 status, but special measures, including specific guidance on social gatherings and a further delay in the reopening of pubs which do not serve food, will apply until further notice.
Speaking on Morning Ireland on Thursday morning, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said that if NPHET advises further Covid-19 restrictions for Dublin, the Government will respond quickly.
McEntee said: "If there is a requirement to go even further for the county of Dublin, then we will act on that and we will do that."
People from Dublin are currently being advised to restrict their movements and increase control measures such as limiting social contacts, practicing physical distancing and hand hygiene, but at the moment, no other safety measures are in place.