The Laois-Offaly TD expects publicans to stick to the agreement reached last night.
The Justice Minister says new powers could be sought to force pubs to close.
Up to 50,000 workers from the hospitality sector are signing on today following the closure of pubs, clubs and restaurants around the country.
They will be closed for the next two weeks in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The Licensed Vintners Association says it was just too difficult to follow social distancing rules.
Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan expects publicans to stick to the agreement reached last night:
Chairman of the Vintners' Federation of Ireland and MD of Giltraps Pub and Glamping in Kinnitty, John Clendennen says publicans know these measures are necessary but it means their future is uncertain: