The restaurant sector will 'collapse' without proper COVID support, a restaurants group has said.
They also want to see a new 'living with COVID' plan from the Government in the coming weeks.
Cabinet meets today and is expected to approve updated supports for businesses impacted by the latest restrictions on hospitality and events.
Under the rules, which came into effect yesterday, most indoor venues must close at 8pm.
A number of prominent restaurants - including Peploe's and Hugo's restaurants in Dublin - have announced plans to close temporarily until the restrictions are lifted.
While some entertainment venues have rescheduled events to earlier in the day, a range of other gigs and events have also been cancelled.
Government ministers have pledged businesses and workers impacted by the measures will receive supports.
The number of businesses that will be able to receive financial assistance is expected to be increased.
Adrian Cummins of the Restaurants Association of Ireland told Newstalk Breakfast subsidies are needed to keep restaurants going when their business is restricted.
He said: “Our sector doesn’t want to be taking handouts day in, day out.
"But the fact of the matter is if we don’t get these supports the industry will collapse.”
As well as calling for supports for businesses hit by the current restrictions, Mr Cummins also wants the Government to now look beyond the current wave of COVID cases.
He said: “Hospitality and tourism is in every part of the State, in every town and village. It’s probably the only job available to many people.
“We were due to reopen on October 22nd fully. We [now] want to see a plan for living with COVID - and we’d like to see that in place in January.”