Victims of Waterford paedophile Bill Kenneally have met Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.

The meeting, which took place in the Department offices in Dublin, focused on the proposed Terms of Reference for a Commission of Investigation into matters surrounding Kenneally.

The former sports coach and accountant is currently serving a sentence for having abused teenage boys in the 1980s in Waterford.

Today's meeting took place nearly a year after the Government first announced that a Commission of Investigation would be set up, headed by retired judge Barry Hickson.

The minister has said that any proposed terms of reference would have to take into account other matters, hence the delay at getting to this stage.

The Commission of Investigation is expected to look into the garda handling of complaints; what they did or did not know, possibly as far back as the 1960s and 1970s; matters surrounding the former South Eastern Health Board and the Catholic Church in Waterford.

RTÉ news has learned that files from the 1980s pertaining to Bill Kenneally have been located by the child support agency Tusla, even though two years ago Tusla said none could be found.

Victims said they are happy with today's meeting, adding that discussions will continue before any final terms are agreed and published.

Minister Flanagan described the meeting as very constructive and said talks will continue to allow the Commission begin its work at the earliest possible opportunity.

There are indications that if the terms are agreed later this month, the Commission could begin hearings in June.