The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has said a review into gender recognition legislation will report its findings to the Oireachtas in the autumn.
Katherine Zappone said a review group set up by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, would focus on the potential for young trans people aged under 16 to have access to legal recognition of their preferred gender.
Under current legislation adults can apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate to have their preferred gender legally recognised by the State.
Ms Zappone was speaking at the launch of UCD's new Gender Identity and Expression policy.
UCD says the policy aims to create a more inclusive university.
It includes a measure to allow trans and gender fluid students and staff to change their name on university records without having to produce a gender recognition certificate.
Transgender students will be able to change their name on official university award documents.
There will also be changes to toilets and other facilities on campus.
Single-stall toilets will now all be redesignated as gender neutral.
Multi-stall changing rooms and bathrooms will have signs encouraging students to choose the facility of the gender they identify with.