A report into practices at An Bord Pleanála should be made public, Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien says.
The report by Senior Counsel Remy Farrell has been handed over to Gardaí, the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
It examined alleged conflicts of interest and relevant disclosures by the then-deputy chair of the planning body, Paul Hyde.
Mr Hyde has since resigned.
Minister O'Brien said he agrees with the advice given to him.
"I received the report on the 28th of July, and since the 28th of July I've been obviously reviewing and assessing the report and taking legal advice directly with the Attorney-General.
"And the advice that I got - which I completely agree with - is that the contents of the report are of such a nature that it requires referral to the Director of Public Prosecutions, to An Garda Síochána and indeed to the Standards in Public Office Commission."
He says the report should be published 'as soon as possible'.
"It'll be a matter for the DPP obviously as to how she decides to proceed with it.
"But I do believe the report is of important public interest.
"I do believe the report should be published - but I obviously want to make sure the publication of the report won't in any way impinge upon the investigation that will go on.
"But I have directly asked the DPP for her own views on the publication of the report - or are there aspects of the report that we cannot publish right now?
"I do believe in transparency, I think it is a matter of public interest.
"So I would like to have the report published as soon as possible".
Minister O'Brien is also awaiting the conclusion of a separate, internal report from a senior management team within An Bord Pleanála.
It's expected that report will examine further allegations of wrongdoing.
Minister O'Brien says he will then decide on any further action - including possible legislative amendments.
"The structure of the board, how the board operates into the future, will require - in my view - additional changes to planning law.
"And I intend to bring a memorandum to Government in early September, outlining what I wish to do with regard to the future direction of the board".