The Taoiseach says the government intends to put a mechanism in place to compensate families of the CAMHS controversy in a non-adversarial way.
The issue has taken centre stage after it emerged dozens of children were harmed after being prescribed incorrect medication by a junior doctor in south Kerry.
The unit has been unable to secure a permanent consultant psychiatrist, despite several recruitment campaigns over the last two years.
Micheal Martin says the issue is challenging.
"It's not actually a financial resource issue. Funding has been allocated but posts haven't followed that allocation of funding. Some of that is down to the general difficulty of recruiting senior clinicians, particularly in the area of psychiatrists. We had a similar situation in the South East in terms of difficulties in recruiting. We need a more detailed analysis now of the situation of one just about financial resources, I'm afraid it's much more than that."
There are six Child and Adult Mental Health Services in the South East, with two in Wexford, two in Tipperary, one in Waterford and one in Kilkenny that serves Carlow as well.
Waterford TD and Sinn Fein Health spokesperson David Cullinane says CAMHS in the South East are not fit for purpose.
Speaking to Beat News, he says there are real problems in the region.