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# Hacking
Protester disrupts Tony Blair evidence at Leveson inquiry
The protester called the former British prime minister a war criminal and had to be forcibly removed from the inquiry courtroom.
# Inquiry
Investigation launched into donations for British culture secretary
The British parliament’s commissioner for standards has opened an inquiry into allegations Jeremy Hunt failed to register donations from media companies.
# Inquiry
Smithwick Tribunal looks for more time as unexpected witnesses come forward
Judge Peter Smithwick has sought an extra five months before submitting his final report on possible Garda collusion in the deaths of two RUC officers in 1989.
# Tallaght Hospital
Health watchdog to publish report into Tallaght Hospital
The report by the Health Information and Quality Authority will be published at 11am this morning.
# Child Abuse
Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse
The Archbishop of Dublin said an international investigation of the actions of both Church and State was needed to reveal the “full story”.
# Safety
BHA report: Too soon to say if Grand National needs to be made safer
The British Horseracing Authority has concluded a review of the incidents which led to the deaths of Synchronised and According to Pete this year.
# heartwarming
Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant"
The Leitrim girl who had a liver transplant operation after a transportation failure last year is fighting fit after finally getting her surgery.
# Bank Guarantee
Public demand for full investigation into banking crisis to be answered
The probe could see former government ministers, civil servants and banking executives account for their actions ahead of the September 2008 bank guarantee
# Prime Time Investigates
What happens to the rest of the 'A Mission To Prey' crew?
Noel Curran, Director General of RTÉ, has said that the movement of two senior execs was voluntary and that an independent external board is still investigating other personnell in ‘A Mission to Prey’ debacle.
# Planning
Criticism of planning investigations 'a smokescreen' says Minister
Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan strongly rejected claims that it has not cancelled planning inquiries.
# Human Rights
Calls for governmment reparation for Magdalene Laundries survivors
The issue of reparation for survivors of the Magdalene Laundries was brought to the UN Human Rights Council by the Irish Human Rights Commission and Women’s Human Rights Alliance at a special meeting today.
# Tweetgate
BAI: No reason to review Frontline presidential debate decision
The BAI also said it had passed on a recommendation on how to deal with RTE’s Prime Time Investigates programme which made allegations against Father Kevin Reynolds.
# Leaders' Questions
Cabinet will not order review of Frontline programme - Kenny
Enda Kenny says any independent review of RTÉ’s Frontline programme is a matter for the BAI and not the cabinet.
# Frontline
BAI, Cabinet to discuss Gallagher demands for Frontline inquiry
The cabinet, and a meeting of the Broadcasting Authority, will examine claims that RTÉ suggested audience questions.
# Frontline
RTÉ invites former UTV chief to assist in editorial review
The national broadcaster has outlined the numerous actions it is taking in connection with last October’s controversial Frontline debate.
# Frontline
Further regulatory process over Gallagher complaint is 'not a matter for RTÉ to decide or influence'
The national broadcaster has responded to an earlier statement made by lawyers for presidential candidate Seán Gallagher calling for a public inquiry into last year’s controversial Frontline debate.
# Omagh Bombing
Government does not propose all-Ireland Omagh inquiry, says Tánaiste
Eamon Gilmore says that gardaí and the PSNI will maintain a close relationship, but that the govt isn’t pushing for an all-island inquiry.
# Hacking
Watch: Journalists give evidence to Leveson inquiry
The inquiry set up in the wake of the News of the World hacking scandal continues to receive witness testimonies today.
# Inquiry
SIPTU accused of withholding information from slush fund inquiry
The Public Accounts Committee urges the trade union to co-operate with a probe into unaccounted payments to a training fund.
# abuse inquiry
TDs call for inquiry into sexual abuse at Drogheda hospital
A cross-party group of TDs and Senators from Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan have asked the Taoiseach to set up an inquiry into allegations of abuse at the hospital spanning 30 years.
# Tragedy
Russian boxer dies following title fight knockout
Russian Boxing Federation confirm that Roman Simakov, 27, has died following Monday’s WBC Asian title fight.
# Inquiry
Public Accounts Committee plans probe into financial collapse
The Dáil committee is told it already has the legal power to carry out an investigation, and agrees to draw up terms of reference.
# Kevin Reynolds
RTE to repeat Kevin Reynolds apology tonight
The state broadcaster will repeat the apology this evening after viewers expressed concern over the quality of the initial apology.
# Inquiry
Government to seek legal advice on Michael Shine abuse allegations
Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells Dáil that he is asking Attorney General for guidance – but an inquiry was not possible because of failed referendum proposal.
Senior management at RTÉ to step aside during Fr Reynolds inquiries
The producer and reporter on the programme which libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds will also step aside.
# Inquiry
Government announces inquiry into RTE programme on Kevin Reynolds
Pat Rabbitte announced that the independent inquiry will determine the ‘true facts and circumstances’ which led to the Prime Time programme on Fr Reynolds being broadcast earlier this year.
# Hacking
Celebrities to testify at UK phone hacking inquiry
Public figures including Hugh Grant, JK Rowling and Sienna Miller are to appear alongside other alleged phone hacking victims including Madeleine McCann’s father.
# Inquiry
Family of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane to meet British PM
Finucane’s wife and children are calling for an independent public inquiry into the death of the human rights solicitor in Belfast
# Hacking
Celebrities to take part in hacking inquiry
Harry Potter author JK Rowling is among the 46 victims of hacking or press intrusion who have been invited to give evidence at an inquiry into the scandal.
# Referendum
Government publishes wording of Abbeylara referendum
The government has only published a draft version today – but the Bill needs passing in ten days if the ballot is to be held in time.
# Abuse
British army suspends more soldiers following Baha Mousa inquiry
Meanwhile, the British Ministry of Defence has said that more damning evidence could lead to further prosecutions in other Iraqi abuse cases.
# Torture
'Weigh importance of info sought against pain inflicted': UK's secret policy on torture
A top secret document has been obtained by the Guardian detailing the UK’s policy on torture.
Column: We must stop the reports on clerical child abuse.. and spend that money on survivors
We know children were molested and raped and we know the Church protected the evil abusers, writes Evin Daly, CEO of One Child International. What those victims need now is support and funding, not more reports.
# Magdalene Laundries
Government agrees to establish a Magdalene Laundries committee
The government pledges to “establish the true facts and circumstances” relating to the laundries – but no apology for now.
# Inquiry
Inquiry into the death of Rosemary Nelson finds no evidence of collusion, but some failings by state agencies
A 700 page report into the murder of the prominent solicitor, who represented many high profile republicans, has been published. It has found that the RUC failed to adequately protect her.
# Inquiry
Findings of inquiry into Rosemary Nelson murder to be published
Nelson, a prominent solicitor who represented leading republicans, died in March 1999 after a bomb exploded under her car near her home in Lurgan in Co Armagh.
# Corrib
Corrib protest woman to waive anonymity at press conference
Shell to Sea group claims the identities of the two women referenced in garda ‘rape’ remarks tape were leaked to media so one will put her case forward this morning.
# Inquiry Demand
Jamie Bulger's mother calls for inquiry into Jon Venables prison sex claims
Reports suggest Venables had sex with a female guard while he was being held in a secure unit, right before his release on parole.
# Ballymurphy
Families of Ballymurphy victims meet First Minister Peter Robinson
Those who lost loved ones in 1971 mass killings continue with campaign for independent inquiry into the deaths of eleven people.
# Flooding
Corkonians demand flood inquiry
Cork city residents demand public inquiry into last November’s floods.