The Cabinet is expected to give permission to establish an office to manage the excavation of the burial site at Tuam this morning.
The Director of Authorised Intervention will have responsibility for the forensic excavation, recovery and analysis of remains.
The office will also make appropriate final arrangement for the remains.
The Institutional Burials Bill was signed into law a number of years ago and allows the Government to appoint a director for excavation at any site deemed appropriate.
Minister Roderic O'Gorman will also tell his colleagues significant challenges remain when it comes to finding accommodation for Ukrainian refugees.