Cabinet Covid-19: Latest
All outdoor events will be limited to fifteen people, down from 200, under strict new limits on public gatherings agreed by cabinet this afternoon.
Under the restrictions, that will remain in place until 13 September at the earliest, indoor events will be limited to six people - reduced from 50 - except for businesses likes shops and restaurants which are subject to separate rules.
Weddings will be exempted from the new restrictions, meaning they can go ahead with fifty people.
The measures agreed by cabinet will mean that matches and other sporting fixtures will have to take place behind closed doors.
Gardaí will be given new powers to enforce rules around social gatherings, particularly in restaurants or bars serving food, and in private homes.
Under the measures agreed by cabinet, people will be advised to work from home and to avoid using public transport, unless absolutely necessary.