Time limits for dining will also be scrapped.
Social distancing in pubs and restaurants will be halved to one metre when they re-open.
The Irish Independent reports new regulations will mean hospitality businesses are allowed to welcome more customers.
The revised rules will also see time limits for indoor and outdoor dining scrapped - and there'll be no requirement for a €9 meal.
Donal O'Keefe, Chief Executive of the Licensed Vintners Association, says they are delighted with the changes:
Two-metre rule set to be halved for pubs and restaurants https://t.co/8pUitpDeUf— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) May 22, 2021