The Minister for Justice says the Commission of Inquiry into the handling of Waterford paedophile Bill Kenneally could start within weeks.
The Minister was in Waterford for the official opening of the refurbished courthouse yesterday.
Kenneally, a former basketball coach, was jailed for 14 years in 2016 after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 10 boys in the 1980s.
The inquiry, which will chaired by retired judge Barry Hickson, will look at how the state and church authorities dealt with the case.
Minister Charlie Flanagan met with a number of Bill Kenneally’s victims last week and says he doesn’t accept that there has been any undue delay.