Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue is widely expected to be appointed as the next Agriculture Minister later today.
The government will announce its third Minister for Agriculture in two months at a special sitting of the Dáil.
The position has been mired in controversy following the sacking of Barry Cowen in July and the resignation of Dara Calleary following the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner scandal.
Charlie McConalogue was the Fianna Fáil party’s spokesperson on Agriculture in the last Dáil.
He is currently a Junior Minister in the Department of Justice. His appointment would also bring more regional balance to the Cabinet.