The Government looks set to apologise to gay men who were convicted of sexual offences before laws on homosexuality were decriminalised in 1993.
Just a day after the UK pardoned thousands of gay men, the Seanad will debate a Labour Party Bill to exonerate and apologise to men here.
The Government says it will not oppose the legislation.
Labour Senator Ged Nash said: "We think this is an important step in terms of reckoning with our past and moving on. It won't undo the damage, but I think it is a very important step that the Labour Party will make on behalf of the State.
"We are hopeful that the Government will accept this legislation."