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#Inquiry

# inquiry - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Call for inquiry into claims of Donegal planning improprieties

Following a meeting with whistleblower Gerard Convier, one Sinn Féin TD said he believes there are substantial grounds for an inquiry.

Colm McCarthy among 9 experts who will help banking inquiry figure out what to investigate

The banking inquiry met again in private session this morning.

# inquiry - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Handover of 25,000 mother-and-baby files indicates "scale and breadth" of investigation

Some 25,000 files have been handed over by the Sacred Heart Adoption Society to the Cork offices of Government agency ‘TUSLA’.

# inquiry - Friday 27 June, 2014

"His eyes were cold and dead": Savile abuse in the victims' words

An investigation found shocking instances of abuse and humiliation at the hands of Savile in UK hospitals.

# inquiry - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

It's not just Tuam... Mother-and-baby probe needs to examine at least 100 institutions, Minister told

Survivors, campaigners and academics say the scope of the Commission may need to be widened to take in private nursing homes, mental institutions and smaller mother-and-baby homes.

# inquiry - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Here are the state files recalled from the National Archives by the Department of Health

Two of the files requisitioned by the department as part of the investigation into mother and baby homes relate to the Bon Secours home in Tuam.

# inquiry - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Warning over legal challenges as banking inquiry's public sessions not expected until 2015

The first meeting of the joint Oireachtas committee set up to examine the banking crisis lasted some four hours at Leinster House today.

After much controversy, the banking inquiry will meet for first time today (in private)

The formation of the committee – never mind the inquiry itself – was not without controversy.

# inquiry - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan has encouraged those who wish to make a submission to “act without delay”.

# inquiry - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Clare Daly says gardaí at Corrib gas site are the “hired hands" of Shell

The Taoiseach said that it was “professional” protestors who had “caused the trouble”.

# inquiry - Monday 16 June, 2014

Calls for public inquiry into the policing of Corrib gas project

The group said there is no faith in GSOC as it currently exists.

# inquiry - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Stephen Donnelly quits banking inquiry, says Taoiseach stated that he will try to control it

The Government made sure they would have a majority on the inquiry after they had lost it.

# inquiry - Thursday 12 June, 2014

State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations Exclusive

Over 40 other state documents recalled by the Department of Health have yet to be returned.

# inquiry - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes

The group also want assurances new legislation regarding adoption information and tracing be considered.

GSOC welcomes Cooke report, Gardaí say they're reviewing it

An Garda Síochána acknowledged that their working relationship with GSOC needs to be more constructive.

# inquiry - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation

The Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said today that he was conscious of the grievances felt by those connected to the Bethany Home, a protestant-run home on Dublin’s Orwell Road.

Tuam mass grave to be discussed at Cabinet this morning

Sinn Féin is calling for an independent judicial inquiry to be set up immediately.

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.

# inquiry - Monday 9 June, 2014

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report

It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.

White: The sooner we know what happened with Callinan's resignation, the better

White was speaking at the Labour leadership hustings in Dublin this evening.

# inquiry - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites

The Children’s Minister said “these revelations are a reminder of our darker past where children were far from cherished”.

# inquiry - Friday 23 May, 2014

Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

The President added that “a strategy of amnesia is simply not an option”.

# inquiry - Friday 9 May, 2014

Grave concerns: The issues Seán Guerin wants probed

Guerin report has wide range of areas of concern for upcoming Garda inquiry to focus on.

Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed

The report recommends: The entire bail process, nine Garda investigations and the whole management of whistleblower complaints should be thoroughly probed in upcoming inquiry.

# inquiry - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Civil Liberties group writes to Taoiseach, wants GardaGate inquiry expanded to protect human rights

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties says new revelations mean the inquiry’s scope needs to be expanded.

Cabinet to discuss terms of reference for GardaGate inquiry

Ministers will discuss the issue during today’s meeting, and it is expected the terms will be released very soon.

# inquiry - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Gardagate: Here's what ministers agreed at today's Cabinet meeting

The appointment of a judge to head the Commission of Investigation follows this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

# inquiry - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Govt reveals: Incoming and outgoing calls at Garda stations taped ‘since the 1980s’

The government said that the implications of the matter are potentially so grave that a Commission of Investigation is warranted.

# inquiry - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Gilmore: We can never forget the terrible events that occurred during the Troubles

The Tánaiste was responding to news that a judge will review a covert deal that allowed IRA suspects to escape prosecution.

# inquiry - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Adams contacted by man claiming to be convicted drug dealer Kieran Boylan

The Sinn Féin president said the man took issue with comments he made in a radio interview linking bugging at the GSOC offices to the ombudsman’s inquiry into garda collusion with Boylan.

GSOC surveillance inquiry to report on findings within eight weeks

Retired High Court Judge John Cooke will conduct the independent inquiry.

# inquiry - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Retired judge to review GSOC surveillance claims and report “within eight weeks”

It comes as Sinn Féin prepares to table a motion calling for the establishment of an independent inquiry into claims that the Garda Ombudman’s headquarters was placed under surveillance.

# inquiry - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Shatter asks GSOC to clarify 'surveillance' comments

Minister Shatter also said that an inquiry into the issue would suggest there is no confidence in GSOC.

# inquiry - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

No new inquiry into Stardust tragedy

The families of victims say that there is new evidence, but Alan Shatter says it is not enough for a new inquiry into the fire.

# inquiry - Monday 13 January, 2014

Public inquiry into historical child abuse in NI begins today

The inquiry will focus on claims of abuse by institutions run by organisations like churches and the state in Northern Ireland.

# inquiry - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Public Accounts Committee to examine penalty points furore

The committee will use whistleblower information as starting point for probe of how penalty points are cancelled.

# inquiry - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Transport Dept examines issues with emergency marine beacons

Minister Varadkar has been called on to clarify how long his department has known about the issues for.

# inquiry - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Over 340 arrested in global child pornography investigation

The gardaí were among police forces from 10 countries who took part in the inquiry. However a spokesperson for the force said there was no information on any Irish arrests.

# inquiry - Friday 1 November, 2013

BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini arrested under Operation Yewtree

The broadcaster had been questioned by police earlier this week.

# inquiry - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Roma child incidents result of 'pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism'

Opposition TDs called for an independent inquiry into the two incidents this week.