Fines for owners who are not controlling their dogs are set to double, as part of tougher rules brought on by an attack on a young boy.
An interdepartmental working group was set up after the child was attacked by a pit bull terrier in Co Wexford last year.
Nine-year-old Alejandro Miszan was left with life-altering injuries after he was attacked by the dog last November.
He was airlifted to Crumlin Children's Hospital, where he underwent surgery for severe facial injuries.
His family later told Newstalk that he had been left unrecognisable by the attack.
"He has no lips and his face is in bits," his older brother Raul said at the time. "I don’t know how to describe it.
"His face is not like he used to be anymore; his face is completely changed. He is not the same anymore.
"We can’t really recognise him the way he looks now at the moment. He is in terribly bad condition."
Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue will bring an interim report to Cabinet this morning, which recommends the recruitment of 40 additional dog wardens across the country.
Fines under the Control of Dogs Act will double to €5,000 - while a single, central database for dog microchips will be created.
A central database for dog breeders will also be set up to tighten regulations around the sale and supply of dogs.