It comes after a continued increase in new Covid-19 cases.
According to Journal.ie, Ireland is to impose a nationwide law that prevents having visitors from other households. It is set to come into place tonight (October 15).
The new rules will be set for an initial four weeks, with nobody allowed to visit other households. There will be exemptions to the rule in essential cases, such as childcare or care workers.
Up to six people are still permitted to meet outdoors, from a maximum of two households. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that schools in Ireland will remain open. This comes amid concerns over rising cases through the nation.
Yesterday, 1,095 new cases and five deaths were confirmed in Ireland.