People may not be able to see loved ones who live more than 20km away from them until July, under the Government's plans to phase out coronavirus restrictions.
The plan will see measures eased over three week periods starting on May 18th.
From Tuesday people will be able to exercise up to 5km from their homes - and older people can leave the house for exercise.
The Cabinet meets this morning to discuss further supports for businesses.
Hardware stores and garden centres will be allowed re-open from May 18th, while hairdressers must wait until at least July 20th to have any hope of accepting customers.
The Government will announce later how it plans to support businesses further throughout the pandemic.
It comes as 34 more people with COVID-19 died here on Friday.
There have now been a total of 1,265 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
There were also 221 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 20,833.
A man is due in court in Dublin this morning in connection with a €200,000 drug seizure.
The herbal cannabis was found after Gardaí stopped a vehicle on the Tonlagee Road in Raheny on Friday evening.
A man in his 40s was arrested and charged and is due before the Criminal Courts of Justice later.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in 20 days.
That is according to the country's state media.
He reportedly attended a ceremony marking the completion of a fertiliser factory near the capital Pyongyang.