Justice Minister Dermot Ahern is looking to strengthen the laws surrounding the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB).
Minister Ahern made the announcement today as he published CAB's annual report for 2008.
The report shows that CAB collected almost €6m in taxes and interest last year, obtained interim orders worth over €5m, and final restraint orders of over €2.5m.
Minister Ahern said the laws surrounding CAB have been hugely successful, but it is now time to see if they can be strengthened further.
This review will cover a number of areas, including the amount of time allowed before frozen assets become state property, the short term seizure of assets believed to be the proceeds of crime, and increasing the powers of receivers to immediately deprive criminals of their property.
The minister is also looking at improving arrangements to share information with other countries.
He commended the Bureau on its successes in 2008, and said it has again demonstrated the effectiveness of the multi-agency and partnership approach to targeting the proceeds of crime.