Commenting on the matter earlier today, Taoiseach Michéal Martin said that "no decision" has been made in relation to the "post-April 5th situation" as of yet - later adding that "the situation in relation to the virus is very fragile".
"No decision has been made in relation to the post-April 5th situation. No decision has been made. We will be engaging with public health advice and other research in relation to this.
"We do acknowledge, of course, the enormous stress and strain and difficulties the current lockdown is imposing on people."
Meanwhile, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has also postponed a key meeting organised to discuss the possibility of easing restrictions next month, with health authorities intent on evaluating current figures before advising on how best to proceed.
Pushing for more time to allow them to carefully examine the data first, the meeting has been pushed out from Thursday until next Monday when health authorities are expected to give their official recommendation to government ahead of a cabinet meeting the following day.