Ireland is set to become the 15th country in the European Union to ban fur farming.
The bill received cabinet approval on Tuesday and will come before the Dáil on 3-4 July.
The minister for agriculture, Michael Creed, said the bill “will make it illegal for any new fur farms to be established”. It will also allow existing operators to close on a phased basis.
Ireland’s three mink fur farms, in Donegal, Kerry and Laois, produce around 110,000 pelts a year.