NPHET recommends new restrictions be introduced before end of year

NPHET is recommending new restrictions be introduced before the end of the year.

The country's top public health officials met today, amid growing concern at the spread of the virus.

Restrictions are due to be eased tomorrow until January 6th, allowing people to travel throughout Ireland and three households to mix.

But NPHET's recommending this period be shortened, and the government will consider the recommendations at a meeting on Tuesday.