Dublin pubs are reportedly booked out for their reopening next week.

Around 450 bars in the capital are expected to start serving again on Monday under Phase 3 of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Pubs can only serve alcohol to patrons who order a meal worth €9 or more and can stay for one hour and 45 minutes.

Donall O'Keeffe of the Licensed Vintners Association said because of space limitations his members have been taking pre-bookings.

Most say they are booked out for the first half of the week.

Dublin Lord Mayor Tom Brabazon launched a campaign today urging consumers to "take it easy" as 80% of businesses will be open.

Restaurants, gyms and hair salons are also reopening.

But the public is being urged by Dublin City Council to adhere to social distancing, wear masks if necessary and expect public transport to be limited.

Meanwhile, the Restaurants Association of Ireland have also confirmed strong demand for bookings.

CEO Adrian Cummins said members are ready to welcome customers under new guidelines too but said it is important everyone plays their part in acting responsibly.