Historic convictions for consensual sexual activity between men are to be disregarded under Government plans.
The news was confirmed after a meeting between Ministers and LGBTI groups at Government Buildings this evening.
Homosexuality was illegal in Ireland until 1993.
In 2015, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by a popular vote in the Marriage Equality referendum.
Other measures announced include €233,000 in funding to develop a HIV prevention app and €30,000 for a new garden at the HIV Ireland offices.
Government has also committed to criminalising conversion therapies to force changes to sexual or gender identity.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, "Ireland has become a proud, progressive, and modern State.
"We have made great strides to promote equality and respond to the changing needs of a diverse population.
"However, we are not naive to think that LGBTQI+ people don’t continue to face significant barriers to full participation in public life."