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# Inquiry

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# Let's do this
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.
# terms of reference
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”.
# hysterical screeches
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”.
# Gardagate
Calls for public inquiry into the policing of Corrib gas project
The group said there is no faith in GSOC as it currently exists.
# I'm out
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
State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations
Over 40 other state documents recalled by the Department of Health have yet to be returned.
# Babies
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
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.
# 800 babies
Tuam mass grave to be discussed at Cabinet this morning
Sinn Féin is calling for an independent judicial inquiry to be set up immediately.
# Investigation
'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.
# Injections
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.
# answers
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.
# 800 babies
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”.
# Troubles
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”.
# Guerin Report
Grave concerns: The issues Seán Guerin wants probed
Guerin report has wide range of areas of concern for upcoming Garda inquiry to focus on.
# garda whistleblowers
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.
# scope
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.
# Gardagate
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.
# Gardagate
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.
# recordings
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.
# Hyde Park
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.
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.
# terms of reference
GSOC surveillance inquiry to report on findings within eight weeks
Retired High Court Judge John Cooke will conduct the independent inquiry.
# GSOC bugging claims
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.
# bugging claims
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.
# Stardust fire
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.
# Child Abuse
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.
# Penalty Points
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.
# Fishing vessels
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.
# project spade
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
BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini arrested under Operation Yewtree
The broadcaster had been questioned by police earlier this week.
# Child Protection
Roma child incidents result of 'pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism'
Opposition TDs called for an independent inquiry into the two incidents this week.
# Love/Hate
Commissioner confirms Love/Hate garda to face inquiry
Detective Kieran O’Reilly, who has worked on real-life undercover drug operations, plays a member of the elite squad cracking down on ‘Nidge’ and his gang…
# Banking Inquiry
Taoiseach reveals details of forthcoming banking inquiry
Kenny told the Dáil during the Order of Business that it was his view and that of government that there should be an inquiry into the banking crisis.
# stardust
Alan Shatter rules out any fresh inquiry into the Stardust disaster
The Justice Minister will not be using the new Oirechtas inquiries law to establish a new inquiry into the Valentine’s Night fire which killed 48 people in 1981.
# need to know
Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added apologies from Death Row inmates
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Child Sex Abuse
Catholic Church in Australia admits it has been slow to act on sex abuse
Australia is holding a government inquiry into how child sex abuse was handled, amid claims that about 620 children were abused by the Catholic Church since the 1930s.
# Bank Inquiry
'Some bankers and civil servants don't want banking inquiry' - McGuinness
The government has been seeking to bring forward legislation to strengthen the Oireachtas’ ability to carry out inquiries into matters of public interest in the wake of the rejection of a referendum in 2011.
# Inquiry
Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck questioned in child sex abuse inquiry
The comedian is the latest celebrity to be arrested in connection with a historical child sex abuse investigation.