The Dutch have the same vaccine uptake as Ireland.
The Netherlands is set be the first country in Western Europe to re-introduce a partial lockdown.
It's after over 16,000 positive Covid 19 cases were reported yesterday - despite 88% of the adult population being vaccinated.
From tomorrow, the hospitality industry and non-essential shops must close at 7pm and people will be advised to work from home.
Offaly's Tom Cleary is living there and says restrictions are required to curb rising case numbers: