The Minister for Justice has met garda whistleblower John Wilson for the first time.
Mr Wilson and members of the group Justice 4 All met Frances Fitzgerald this evening.
They want serious allegations made against gardaí that have been brought to their attention investigated.
Mr Wilson described the meeting as "very constructive".
He said Ms Fitzgerald had told the group that she was examining what mechanisms were necessary to examine the allegations it had brought to her attention.
The minister has invited Justice 4 All to attend a seminar on garda reform next week.