The Health Minister has played down any rift between NPHET and the government over implementing Covid restrictions.
That's despite Tánaiste Leo Varadkar saying the proposals from Dr Tony Holohan were "not thought through".
Every county in Ireland will enter level three restrictions along with Donegal and Dublin from midnight tonight.
However, they rejected the level five measures proposed by NPHET.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly played down any rift between the public health officials and politicians: