President Michael D Higgins is urging people to "stay patient" with the restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.
In a statement on Monday night, he called on people to "stay the course" and show solidarity by keeping our distance.
He said what people are being asked to do now will bear fruit in the weeks ahead.
Ireland is flattening the so-called curve when it comes to stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
Eight more people have died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 54 - while 295 new cases were diagnosed on Monday.
The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will meet later to discuss if further travel measures and supports for nursing homes are needed.
The Irish ambassador to the United States is telling Irish students in the country to return home as soon as they can.
The US has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, according research by Johns Hopkins University.
It echoes earlier calls from the Irish Government last week, amid concerns at flights restrictions.
There are more than 5,100 kilometres of asbestos water pipes in Ireland.
According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, 22% of them are in Cork.
The substance can cause cancer if inhaled, but Irish Water says not if you consume it through drinking-water.
Counting will resume later to elect Senators to the cultural and educational panel in the Seanad elections.
It was suspended on Monday night after the 13th count, with no one so far reaching the 188,000 quota.
Fine Gael's Sean Kyne is leading on 180,000, followed in second by his party colleague John McGahon on 175,000.