Local lockdowns are a possibility heading into the summer, according to the Tanaiste as concerns grow around the so-called Indian variant.
Latest figures show there's 128 cases of the mutation in Ireland.
It comes following large crowds socialising in Dublin prompted reaction from public health officials, including Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan who said he was "absolutely shocked" by gatherings in the capital.
A major clean up operation took place in Dublin yesterday.
Dublin City Council is reminding people there are toilets available in Dublin, after some people urinated on the street.
They say there are 28 public toilets available across the capital, with some open until 10pm.
Toilets in City Hall have reopened, after they were closed last year from lack of use.