The Cabinet will today consider new laws to tackle white collar crime.

It follows the announcement of a package of measures late last year.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will bring to Government legislation that is aiming to target money laundering and terrorist financing.

The full details of the bill will be published after the Cabinet meeting and it will include new powers for gardaí.

The major change in the legislation is a move towards a risk-based approach to terrorist financing.

This means that companies and financial firms will have to watch for this activity and try to find ways of preventing it.

The Cabinet will also look at the recent St Patrick Day trips by ministers around the world.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney will tell his colleagues that the trips resulted in 131 high-level political meetings taking place with prime ministers, presidents and senior government ministers across the globe.

Meanwhile, one of the Independent Alliance Ministers at the Cabinet table, Sean Canney, who is Assistant Whip to the Government, is said to be considering his future in the Alliance.

It follows a decision last week that one of the junior ministry roles held by the alliance would not rotate for a second time to Mr Canney and would remain with Kevin 'Boxer' Moran.