DINNY McGinley will tell the regional development agency Údarás na Gaeltachta tomorrow that it is set to lose its job creation remit.
The agency, which was founded in 1980 following a campaign for job creation in Gaeltacht areas, will see its enterprise function transferred to Enterprise Ireland and its title will be changed to Údarás na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta.
Minister for State with responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs Dinny McGinley will announce the change in Falcarragh tomorrow morning
Currently 7,074 people are employed in companies supported by the agency, which accounts for 20% of all Gaeltacht jobs.
It is expected that the radically-restructured agency will be will be responsible for national Irish-language development, and for language-related enterprise.
Údarás na Gaeltachta has seen considerable reductions in its budget over the past number of years, with its 2008 budget of €22.5m being reduced to €10.2m this year.