The Cabinet will hold its first detailed discussions this afternoon when the Taoiseach and Ministers meet in Dublin Castle.

The new Government will focus on the economic stimulus package that it is set to unveil next month.

It will seek to restart the economy by proving funding for businesses particularly in the retail, leisure and tourism sectors.

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath said today that the wage subsidy scheme is one of the big ticket items that will be dealt with in the July initiative.

The meeting takes place amid criticism from some Fianna Fáil members of the absence of a senior minister in the west of Ireland, with the Government Chief Whip also voicing his disappointment at not being tasked with leading a government department.

Dara Calleary told Midwest Radio he was aware of the anger felt by people in the West of Ireland over the fact that there is no senior minister from there.

But he said he would make the most of the position he has.