The Taoiseach has moved to reassure fishermen from Northern Ireland that they'll be safe in Irish waters.
It comes after the Naval Service here seized two Northern Irish vessels in Dundalk Bay on Wednesday.
The boats were detained in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
This week's incident prompted criticism from the DUP, who called the situation 'quite outrageous'.
For the last several decades, fishing between the two territories has been based on a 'Voisinage Agreement'.
It's an informal deal allowing boats from both countries to fish in each others' territorial waters.
However, the deal collapsed here due to a Supreme Court order in 2016.
The Government has previously indicated it plans to give the informal arrangements "a proper legal footing", while the UK government has continued to recognise the informal deal.
"We need to change the law"
Speaking in Belfast today, Leo Varadkar said he's working to make sure the current situation is addressed.
He explained: "We need to change that law. We're going to change that law to restore the status quo to what it was before 2016.
"That legislation got into the Seanad, where we don't have a majority at the moment. But I was in touch with the opposition parties today, and I am confident that we can get that legislation through within the next couple of weeks."
Sinn Féin is among the opposition parties calling for urgent legislation to resolve the issue.
The party's fisheries spokesperson Martin Kenny said: “We urge the Minister to do all in his power to proceed with the legislation and resolve the situation where two boats from the North have been impounded off Co Louth.
“With Brexit looming, this has become even more urgent and necessary and there is no reason why this legislation cannot move quickly."