The Government is moving to ban pubs from offering takeaway pints.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has been in discussions with his Ministers for Justice and Health, and Stephen Donnelly's Department is now being asked to draw up new regulations.
Cabinet will be asked to make the decision tomorrow, with any regulations to be signed later in the week.
Government sources say it's unclear how long that will take, but the expectation is they will come into force in a matter of days.
It's after large crowds gathered in Dublin and Cork over the weekend drinking on the streets.
Some pubs that remain closed claimed they had to clean human excrement off the outside of their premises after people gathered outside with take-away drinks from other pubs.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin told RedFM he'll meet the Justice Minister today to discuss a possible ban on the "phenomenon" of takeaway pints.
He said: "It would potentially mean a change of regulation, so I'm going to consult with other Government colleagues first before I make any announcement on it.
"We're certainly going to review it - it was never the intention that you'd have large crowds gathering outside pubs or particular locations where takeaways were available."
Mr Martin said most people have been following the rules, but some people have been congregating for longer periods of time on streets.
Earlier, Dublin Councillor Mannix Flynn called for a ban on the sale of takeaway pints to “groovy hipsters".
He claimed that people who've been filmed drinking in crowds on the street “don’t seem to have much regard for anybody else".