Level three restrictions
Dublin will be moved to level three restrictions from midnight while indoor dining is also to be banned for three weeks.
Restaurants and pubs can continue to do takeaway and have a maximum of 15 customers outdoors.
The Government has decided today that, with immediate effect, the entire county and city of Dublin will be placed on Level 3 of the Framework for Restrictive Measures. Dublin will remain at Level 3 for a period of 3 weeks, until Friday 9 October.https://t.co/qcchLi6597 pic.twitter.com/0oFnkQ4V5D
— MerrionStreet.ie #StaySafe #HoldFirm (@merrionstreet) September 18, 2020
People should not leave or enter Dublin unless it's for work, education or other essential business.
Visits to nursing homes have been suspended while indoor gatherings have been banned.
I'm pretty sure the new Taoiseach also just quoted Lord of the Rings with "This Too Shall Pass"
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) September 18, 2020
Weddings planned for this weekend can go ahead with 50 guests but will be reduced to 25 after that.
Confirmations, communions and other religious services are to move online or be cancelled.