Loam in Galway and The Greenhouse in Dublin have each been awarded a Michelin Star.
Seven Irish restaurants have retained their stars from previous years.
In a major surprise Thornton's at the Fitzwilliam Hotel has lost its stars, as has Bot Appetit in Malahide.
Loam's head chef and owner is Enda McEvoy, formerly of Aniar. The restaurant only opened last year. House in Ardmore, Aniar in Galway, Campagne and Lady Helen in Kilkenny and Dublin's Chapter One and L'Écrivan each retained their Michelin star status, while Patrick Guilbaud retained its two Michelin stars.
Several Irish restaurants have also been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand including Adare's 1826, Giovannelli in Killorglin, Kinsale's Bastion, The Copper Hen in Waterford, Cafe Hans in Cashel ,Delahunt, Dublin and Clontarf's Pigeon House.