Public Inquiry Law

A Guide to the Law in Ireland

By Darren Lehane

Public Inquiry Law provides an overview of the different types of public inquiry used in Ireland and their genesis. It looks at the key cases and legislation that have shaped such inquiries in Ireland. The book also looks at each of the three main types of public inquiry - parliamentary inquiries, commissions of investigation and tribunals of inquiry - and examines the terms or reference of each, proceedings, costs, challenges to those inquiries, etc. It also examines public inquiries in other common law jurisdictions such as the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Contents: Introduction: Parliamentary Inquiries; The Parnell Commission; The Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921; The operation of that act in Ireland prior to 1979; The In Re Haughey case and what that changed; The Abbeylara case and how that inhibited parliamentary inquiries; Bespoke public inquiries and non-statutory inquiries; Reforming public inquiries, the Commissions of Inquiry Act 2004, the Law Reform Commission, the Tribunals of Inquiry Bill 2005; Reforming Parliamentary Inquiries - the 30th amendment and the Houses of the Oireachtas Act 2013; Reforming inquiries in other jurisdictions, the UK, New Zealand, Canada and Australia; Parliamentary Inquiries: Types of Inquiry that may be conducted; Establishment; Powers of Compellability, Privileges and Immunities; Fair Procedures; Reports; Legal Costs; Challenging the findings; Commissions of Investigation: Establishment; Terms of Reference; Membership; Proceedings; Legal Representation; Powers and enforcement, Privileges and Immunities; Reports; Legal Costs; Challenging the findings; Tribunals of Inquiry: Establishment; Terms of Reference; Membership; Proceedings; Legal Representation; Powers and enforcement, Privileges and Immunities; Reports; Legal Costs; Challenging the findings; Public Inquiries in the UK; Public Inquiries in New Zealand; Public Inquiries in Australia; Appendices: The Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Act 2013; The Commissions of Investigation Act 2004; The Tribunals of Inquiry Bill 2005. [Subject: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Public Law, Irish Law]


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3/2/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780438016


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