Catherine Martin says a technical group will report back on how to reform the TV licence fee by the end of November.
The Minister for Media was speaking as the Government's Future of Media Commission recommended the licence fee be maintained - but needed to be reformed.
She told The Hard Shoulder the group will look at particular areas.
"[We'll] be asking the group to look at strengthening the TV licence system to make it more equitable and sustainable.
"To look at the legislation required to underpin a more robust and sustainable licence, to look at collection, to look at enforcement, to look at the change needed in database.
"And also liability in relation to devices - there are over 280,000 homes that don't have a portable TV [sic].
"So I think all of that needs to be brought in and considered in the next few months".
Minister Martin says the group will include Revenue, ComReg and An Post.
Put to her that this technical group is simply another group that will come up with further recommendations, she says: "And we will implement them".
'This is what is really needed'
While Minister Martin says other parts of the report, around a new Media Fund, are being implemented.
"This is opening up to all sections of the media - broadcast, print and online - at local, regional and national level.
"I think this is what is really needed.
"The Commission recommended additional funding of 15 million for this, and I'm really excited by this particular recommendation."
A group that represents independent radio stations has welcomed the establishment of the new Media Fund.
The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) says the broad appreciation of public service media and, in particular, the recognition of the public service content of independent radio stations is a "game changer".
Chairman John Purcell says: "We particularly welcome the recommendations to establish a Media Fund, to establish schemes for news and courts reporting, current affairs, sports and public service content on independent radio.
"While the recommendations in the report are welcomed the significant pace of change in media must also be considered.
"This change has been tremendous and relentless.
"We cannot afford further delays in making the changes necessary to support media and to ensure the continuation of the public service content it provides on a daily basis", he adds.