The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) meets later to assess if restrictions on movement should be extended beyond April 12th.
The death toll from COVID-19 here has risen to 98, with 13 further patients dying from the virus.
Some 402 new cases have been diagnosed, meaning the total number of confirmed cases now stands at 3,849.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first antibody test kits for the virus.
They look for the molecules created by the white cells in our blood as our bodies fight infection.
But Ireland's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, says antibody tests are not part of the plan here at this point.
The unemployment rate may reach a high of almost 25% this year.
The Central Bank has made the prediction as part of an analysis of the economic impact of the coronavirus.
The unemployment rate at the start of the year was less than 5%.
A man is in custody in Co Louth following an alleged robbery armed with blood-filled syringe.
The incident took place at around 4.00pm on Thursday when a man entered a shop on Dominic Street in Drogheda.
No money was taken in the robbery, but the thief made off with the worker's gold necklace.
Coillte is warning anyone taking exercise at a forest park they need to be on alert for the risk of fire.
Met Éireann has raised the alert level for wildfires to orange in parts of the east and northeast.
Weeks without significant rainfall have left vegetation extremely dry, with spring growth yet to begin.