Updated: 13/09/17 : 07:28:29
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Garda Commissioner's departure for Cabinet discussion today

The Minister for Justice will brief the Cabinet this morning about the process to recruit a new garda commissioner following Nóirín O'Sullivan's retirement.

This is the first Cabinet meeting since her sudden retirement.

Charlie Flanagan is expected to confirm to his colleagues that the Policing Authority has already started work on finding Ms O'Sullivan's successor.

Following his discussions with the Policing Authority, the minister will update the Cabinet about how the next commissioner will be recruited.

He has already said that the authority will advertise the post within weeks, but the process will take some time to complete.

Measures to deal with the housing crisis will also be discussed by the Taoiseach and his ministers.

The Cabinet will hear the detail of what was agreed at the emergency housing summit last week, including plans to directly build rather than purchase more social housing.

A plan to cap rent deposits at one-month's payment is also set to be discussed but an announcement of this change is not expected until next week.

There is also likely to be some focus on a proposal that would see those on the housing waiting lists offered homes in rural Ireland if they wish to move there.