Gardai have begun an internal investigation into how they dealt with now infamous Jobstown water charge protest of 2014, and its aftermath.
An assistant commissioner is leading the inquiry, which was set up the day after six protestors were acquitted of false imprisonment.
News of the investigation emerged after the Taoiseach said he expected the Garda Commissioner to look into how the case was handled.
Political Correspondent Gavan Reilly says that's slight shift in Leo Varadkar’s position.
"The remarks are quite striking, given that only three days ago he was still criticising the behaviour of the Jobstown protestors - even though they had been acquitted. He said he still felt Joan Burton had been terrorised, and dismissed any suggestion of a public inquiry."
But one of the men found not guilty of false imprisonment, Solidarity TD Paul Murphy, is pouring cold water on the Garda review from the outset.
"The idea of Gardai investigating the Gardai is obviously not a sensible way of investigating it and we will be stepping up calls for a public inquiry."