The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet this morning to consider establishing COVID-19 specific hospitals.
A further 235 new cases were confirmed in the Republic last night, bringing the total here to 1,564.
There have also been a further two deaths, bringing the total death toll to nine.
26% of patients have been hospitalised, with 39 cases being admitted to ICU as of midnight on Monday.
The Dáil meets today to pass emergency laws to deal with the impact of the coronavirus.
All stages of the omnibus bill are expected to pass during a 10 hour sitting with reduced attendance.
The vast package of measures being passed today was revealed by the government earlier this week and covers multiple government departments.
The €3.7 billion social welfare package will see payments provided to people who lose work because of the crisis.
New laws temporarily banning evictions and rent increases are also to be debated alongside justice, defence and health measures.
Gardaí are investigating the death of a woman at a house in Kilkenny city last night.
The woman was found dead at a house in Maudlin Street.
A man was subsequently arrested in the area and is being held in Kilkenny Garda Station.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil say they have agreed to more talks in the coming days to try to form a new government.
Both parties described yesterday's discussions as 'productive'.
They also say they are looking to form a stable majority government that will help Ireland recover after the COVID-19 crisis.
A man who was charged over mosque shootings in New Zealand has changed his plea to guilty.
Brenton Tarrant has admitted to killing 51 people and wounded 49 more at two mosques in Christchurch on 15th March last year.
The white supremacist, who live-streamed part of his attack, had originally pleaded not guilty and was due to stand trial on 2nd June.
He's now due to be sentenced later this year.