2,950 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed this evening.
There are 536 patients being treated in hospital with the virus, an increase of 33 on yesterday, 110 of whom are being treated in ICU.
Meanwhile, Taoiseach Michael Martin says the easing of restrictions after Christmas will likely depend on the Omicron variant.
While Covid cases have stabilised and hospitalisations are falling, new measures will come into force tomorrow until January 9th.
These included the closure of nightclubs and tight limits on hospitality.
Five rates of Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be available to people who lost their jobs as a result of the latest Government restrictions.
The payments will range from 150 to 350 euro a week, depending on what people earned before losing their jobs.
The hospitality sector met with Government Ministers this morning with CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins describing the meeting as productive.
He said it largely focused on the CRSS payment scheme for businesses.