A Cork Publican is anticipating that the next few months will be a struggle for his industry.
The Cabinet is set to meet today discuss the latest recommendations from NPHET.
Ministers are to approve a number of changes to the Covid testing regime and rules around close contacts this morning.
The Chief Medical Officer has recommended getting rid of the five day isolation period for close contacts of a confirmed case who have had a booster.
The Minister for Education must make a decision on how the Leaving Cert will be delivered no later than this week in order to end the continuing uncertainty for teachers and students.
The Labour Party said the Ministers silence is causing unnecessary anxiety for students in the run up to the exams.
Some workers could be offered pay increases of up to 20 percent this year, as employers bid to attract top talent.
The analysis by Morgan McKinley shows the surge in salaries is most likely among those with in-demand skills, such as engineering and technology.