Local pubs are expressing hopes that indoor service could resume across the country in July.
According to the Taoiseach, the return of indoor dining and drinking will be considered after the current plans have been worked through.
Nightclubs and large sporting events with crowds are also under consideration for later in the year.
Local publican Niamh Begley of Begley's Bar Killoe doesn't expect the virus situation to worsen with the reopening of outdoor serving in June.
Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show, she believes that people have already been gathering over the last number of weeks, with numbers remaining stable:
Meanwhile a local doctor is welcoming plans to reopen the country but is strongly urging people to be responsible.
Ballygar GP Dr. Martin Daly says people need to keep their eyes on the prize or else we face further lockdowns: