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# Inquiry

Last month
November 2023
Abuse victim who was allegedly turned away from garda station sues gardaí
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
A man alleges he named Bill Kenneally as his abuser to gardaí in 1985 – but gardaí declined to take a formal report.
The report has been described as a 'missed opportunity' to apprehend Kenneally decades before his eventual arrest.
It's formed part of an inquiry examining how State agencies handled claims of sexual abuse by the sports coach.
Kenneally, a former Fianna Fáil tallyman, is currently in prison for the abuse of 15 boys.
Bill Kenneally: How a TD, a priest and gardaí handled Waterford child abuse complaints
Senior garda tells inquiry that sex offender abused at least 29 people
This year
Boris Johnson suggested 'Covid was nature’s way of dealing with old people', UK inquiry hears
Former UK chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance hit out in his diaries about ‘quite a bonkers set of exchanges’ featuring the ex-prime minister.
Stardust patron tells inquest what she saw on night of fatal blaze was like 'looking into hell'
Christine Carr told the jury that she saw “a wall of fire” in the club.
Ex-FF TD denies concealing abuse by Bill Kenneally in order to 'protect political ambitions'
Brendan Kenneally insisted that his cousin’s sex offences were not a ‘family secret’.
'Missed opportunities' by gardaí in 1980s to apprehend sex offender - child protection expert
The commission of investigation into an alleged cover-up heard that there was a ‘missed opportunity’ to apprehend the sex offender at an earlier date.
Bill Kenneally case 'one of the most serious cases of paedophilia ever in Ireland', judge says
‘The children knew about it and older children were warning young children about the danger,’ Mr Justice Michael White said.
'I found it a very strange policing attitude, when he had info that... 3 boys had been abused'
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
An inquiry into the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse finally opened to the public this week – this is what happened.
Former Stardust doorman denies he was ‘put up to’ telling gardaí he had opened the exits
Michael Kavanagh gave evidence for the third day at the inquests.
Teacher who sent 'highly sexual' Snapchat messages to former pupils struck off for 15 years
Some of the text messages contained material of a “highly sexual nature”.
Basketball Ireland says it received 'no allegations' about Bill Kenneally prior to 2013 report
“Nobody put their hand up and told Basketball Ireland” about Kenneally’s abuse of children, a former commissioner for the sports body told an inquiry today.
Convicted child abuser Bill Kenneally to be called before State inquiry
There are up to 15 witnesses still to be called before the inquiry.
Gardaí didn't contact abuse victim until 'day after' newspaper article about the case, inquiry told
The long-running inquiry heard claims that the abuse of one victim became a subject of ‘gossip’ among gardaí.
Top House Republican gives go-ahead for impeachment investigation into Joe Biden
Kevin McCarthy has been under pressure from the right-wing of the party to open the inquiry.
UK health official calls for judge-led statutory inquiry on Lucy Letby baby murders
A Conservative MP expressed concern over the effectiveness of the inquiry announced by the UK Government.
President Higgins offers sympathies to loved ones of 1998 Omagh bombing victims
Today marks 25 years since a dissident republican bomb exploded in the Co Tyrone town on 15 August 1998, killing 29 people.
HSE physiotherapist who called face masks 'satanic symbols' accused of professional misconduct
Anna Marie Stack Rivas appeared before a fitness-to-practise inquiry of CORU.
UK former health secretary Matt Hancock ‘profoundly sorry’ for deaths caused by Covid-19
Hancock was central to the UK’s government’s decision-making and messaging during the pandemic.
Teacher accused of sending inappropriate Snapchat messages to female students
The male teacher is accused of inappropriately contacting six female students from the secondary school where he worked through Snapchat.
'Too much secrecy': Women of Honour tell Taoiseach that a full Tribunal is needed
The group warned that issues within the Defence Forces are much broader than allegations of sex assault and that the tribunal should look further.
Bill Kenneally given a four-and-a-half year sentence for indecently assaulting five boys
He has 10 previous convictions for indecent assault and is currently serving a sentence of 14 years and two months.
Partygate: Johnson admits to misleading House of Commons 'in good faith'
The former Tory Prime Minister will appear before a cross-party panel tomorrow.
Inquiry launched into sexual abuse at schools run by religious orders
The Education Minister said that the inquiry would be survivor-led.
Consultant found guilty of professional misconduct in case of woman who died after giving birth
The doctor admitted a charge of professional misconduct over his failure to attend the patient in a sufficiently timely manner.
Pep Guardiola 'convinced' of Man City's innocence over alleged rule breaches
Guardiola has insisted that he has no intention of quitting his job in the midst of the allegations.
Three men arrested over alleged homophobic chanting at Liverpool v Chelsea game
Two arrests took place outside the stadium on Anfield Road with the other inside the arena itself.
Last year
Manchester Arena bombing survivors ‘felt they were left to die by emergency services’
22 people were killed in a suicide attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017.
British soldier died after being mistaken for firing target by short-sighted colleague
Sergeant Gavin Hillier (35) died at the Castlemartin range in Pembrokeshire on 4 March 2021.
'It's an insult': €3,000 payment for people who were illegally adopted criticised
The payments will only apply to people whose illegal adoptions were facilitated by St Patrick’s Guild.
Novichok poisoning public inquiry delayed amid heightened Russian tensions
Dawn Sturgess died in 2018 after being inadvertently exposed to the nerve agent on a discarded perfume bottle.
Cork GP advertised herself as gynaecologist without any authorisation, inquiry hears
The hearing was adjourned and resumes tomorroow.
'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid
Many people who died in nursing homes were not properly looked after, TD Fergus O’Dowd told the Dáil.
Johnson orders inquiry into MP's claim of Islamophobia in ministerial sacking
Downing Street confirmed the Cabinet Office has been asked to “establish the facts”.
All time
Grenfell fire consequence of ‘unbridled passion for deregulation’, inquiry told
Ahead of today’s hearing survivors said the “the spotlight will finally fall on the Government” in this part of the inquiry.
'Groundbreaking': Survivors welcome inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes in Northern Ireland
The NI Executive is accepting all the recommendations made by an expert panel last month.
Michelle O’Neill to push for public inquiry into mother and baby homes
An expert panel has recommended an ‘integrated investigation’ by a non-statutory independent panel, feeding into a statutory public inquiry.
Priti Patel announces inquiry into ‘systematic failures’ after Sarah Everard murder
Priti Patel was speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into State's handling of pandemic will be carried out early next year
The Taoiseach says he believes there will be a ‘challenging winter’.
Inquest jury finds 2020 London knife attack could potentially have been prevented
It said Sudesh Amman, who was shot dead by armed police, could have been recalled to prison prior to his attack.
Inquiry into Malta journalist’s death blames state which 'created an atmosphere of impunity'
Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family had sought the inquiry into the 2017 car bombing near the family home in Malta.
Judge to deliver ruling on public inquiry into Omagh bombing
In 2013, campaigners launched legal action in an attempt to force an inquiry into the bombing.