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Public Inquiry Law


ISBN13: 9781780438016
To be Published: October 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional (Ireland)
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00



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.

Subjects:
Irish Law
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.