The solicitor representing the four people centrally involved in the internal investigation by the IRA into Maíría Cahill's rape allegations have said he is advising his clients not to meet with the Taoiseach. 

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams challenged Taoiseach Enda Kenny to meet the four people named by Ms Cahill.

Tonight, the solicitor of the four people named by Ms Cahill said he is advising them not to meet the Taoiseach at this stage while reviews of the case take place.

The solicitor added that Dáil Éireann is not a court of law and that Mr Kenny has already passed judgement on them

Meanwhile, Ms Cahill has confirmed that she has lodged a formal complaint at a garda station over online abuse she says she has received.

Earlier, a Sinn Féin minister in the Northern Ireland Assembly Carál Ní Chuilín said Ms Cahill should have a face-to-face meeting with Mr Adams.

Ms Cahill has said she was raped as a teenager in 1997 by a member of the IRA and later interrogated by the organisation.

Ms Ní Chuilín said the allegations of abuse and cover-up by IRA members needed to be fully investigated, even if it damages the party.

She said she believed there should be "full cooperation". 

Ms Ní Chuilín said any information of use to the case should be brought forward to the appropriate authorities.