The Government yesterday withdrew a proposal to introduce fines for people drnking in th vicinity of pubs.
The memo, brought at the behest of Taoiseach Micheál Martin, was withdrawn amid opposition from Fine Gael and the Green Party.
A Government spokeswoman said the decision to pull the memo was taken during a pre-Cabinet meeting between Mr Martin, Mr Donnelly, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.
On Monday night, an original plan for an outright ban on takeaway pints was shelved after a backbench revolt led by former minister Barry Cowen.
Mr Donnelly and Taoiseach Micheál Martin will meet the Garda Commissioner to discuss enforcement of Covid-19 regulations.