We will find out later who the new agriculture minister is when the Dáil resumes following its summer break.
The Government is expected to announce the new minister following the resignation of Dara Calleary over the Golfgate affair.
The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) says the rapid turnover of agriculture ministers in recent times comes at a time when the sector is grappling with the issues of Brexit, CAP and COVID-19.
Former IFA president Joe Healy says whoever is chosen needs to understand the sector.
"It's imperative that a good person is appointed to the job, a person who understand the agricultural industry and who will listen to the farmers.
"I think the recent TB risk letters highlights the importance of someone there to keep an eye on the department from just doing what it feels like doing".
Also on the agenda is a bill that will give Gardaí more powers to enforce COVID-19 regulations in bars and restaurants serving alcohol.
There are concerns some bars are flouting the rules.
The act would provide for three types of closure orders, and also for a number of criminal offences in relation to breaches.
It means that a premises can be closed by a Garda Superintendent for the remainder of the day in the first instance.
If there is a second breach, Gardaí can apply to the District Court for an emergency closure order for up to three days.
While a third breach could see an application for a temporary closure order, where there has been a failure to comply with a compliance notice and Gardaí believe this is continuing or likely to recur.
A first temporary closure order can be for up to seven days, and a second or subsequent order can be for up to 30 days.
It also establishes new grounds for the objection to renewal of licences.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee said: "Garda checks since the beginning of July have found the vast majority of licenced premises to be in compliance with both health regulations and licensing laws.
"But the unfortunate reality is that some licensed premises are flouting the law, risking the health of their customers and the wider public."
"In bringing forward this new legislation, I want to ensure that Gardaí have the powers they need to act swiftly to deal with breach of these COVID-related regulations, where required."