The country will move to level three coronavirus restrictions 'with some modifications' from next Tuesday, December 1st.
It means retail, gyms, golf courses, hairdressers, cinemas, theatres and places of worship can open.
From next Friday, restaurants and pubs that serve food will be allowed to open.
Wet pubs won't open this year, but will be given additional supports.
The Government has issued new advice that masks should be worn outside on busy streets.
From December 18th, inter-county travel restrictions will lift and people will be allowed to have two households visit theirs.
This will last until January 6th, and will then revert back to the previous restrictions depending on the trajectory of coronavirus.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the Government is confident the measures strike a 'safe balance'.