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# Public Inquiry

# Omagh Bombing
UK Government to establish public inquiry into the Omagh bombing
The dissident republican bomb exploded in the Co Tyrone town on 15 August, 1998 killing 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins.
Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris said the inquiry will focus on whether the bombing could have been prevented.
Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden died in the bombing, has welcomed the inquiry as "exactly what we wanted".
Justice Minister Simon Harris said the Government would discuss what action it should take in response to the inquiry.
Last year
2022
# Public Inquiry
Ireland’s pandemic response must be subject to public inquiry, says McDonald
The Sinn Fein President said a reported Government plan to appoint a panel of experts to assess the state’s handling of Covid was not sufficient.
All time
# 1974
Birmingham pub bombings families ‘closer than we ever have been’ to public inquiry
Julie Hambleton was among those who met with Priti Patel today.
# findings
Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today
Stormont’s leaders are facing calls to establish a public inquiry into the institutions.
# Public Inquiry
Four Stormont parties urge British government to reconsider Pat Finucane decision
The government said yesterday it would not order an immediate public inquiry into the 1989 murder.
# Pat Finucane
British government's decision on Pat Finucane public inquiry 'further blow' to his family, Taoiseach says
The British government said it will not order an immediate inquiry into the 1989 murder.
# Public Inquiry
UK Home Secretary to meet with Birmingham pub bombings families amid calls for new inquiry
In April 2019, an inquest jury found a botched IRA warning call led to the deaths of 21 people unlawfully killed in the atrocity in 1974.
# Public Inquiry
Report finds the cladding on Grenfell Tower was the main reason why the fire spread so quickly
The judge said he still found the rapid engulfment of the tower by flames ‘profoundly shocking’
# Public Inquiry
Grenfell Fire report: Firefighters' 'stay-put' strategy in telling people to stay in building likely cost lives
Campaign group Justice 4 Grenfell said firefighters “have been made scapegoats” by the first phase of the report.
# St Joseph’s Orphanage
Remembering the 35 girls who died in a Cavan orphanage fire in 1943
Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell highlighted the tragic fire in the Dáil this week during a debate on the Eighth Amendment.
# London
'There is so much anger and so much deep upset': Public inquiry opens into Grenfell Tower blaze
80 people died after the causes and spread of the fire which ripped through the west London tower block in June.
# very concerned
Leo Varadkar says 'it's a problem' that garda evidence conflicted with video footage in Jobstown trial
Varadkar discussed Paul Murphy, the Eighth Amendment and women in the Dáil in a wide-ranging RTÉ interview.
# Public Inquiry
Cabinet to discuss potential public inquiry into Maurice McCabe scandal
The garda sergeant last night held meetings with Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáíl over what happens next.
# Whistleblower scandal
'We are entitled to the truth today': Kenny to discuss McCabe public inquiry with Micheál Martin
Maurice McCabe and his wife, Lorraine, have called for the government to answer a number of questions.
# Public Inquiry
Australian army recruits 'forced to rape each other'
A public inquiry heard the allegations yesterday.
# Alexander Litvinenko
Russia says claims Putin ordered poisoning of ex-spy 'a joke'
A UK probe found that Putin ‘probably approved’ the killing.
# tip of the iceberg
Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.
# British Soldiers
Inquiry opens into whether British troops murdered Iraqi civilians
The London-based inquiry is looking into allegations that 20 or more Iraqis were murdered by troops in May 2004.
# Public Inquiry
Patients left 'unwashed, unfed and without fluids' due to NHS failure - UK report
The public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire Hospital in the UK has shown that ‘corporate self interest’ was put before patient safety.
Voices
Column: Public inquiry system reflects power imbalance in Irish society
Women’s lives are not a priority in the public sphere – and this is clear from a series of inquiries, writes Margaret O’Keeffe.
# Kingsmills massacre
No apology but Taoiseach to 'reflect' on meeting with Kingsmills families
Enda Kenny met with families of the ten victims as well as one survivor of the 1976 massacre by the IRA in South Armagh today.
# Anglo
Investigation into banking crash needs to hurry up - Howlin
Brendan Howlin also said there is a chance the referendum on public inquiries could be rerun to allow an inquiry into the banking crisis to take place.
# Northern Ireland
Family of Pat Finucane begins legal challenge
“Clearly we have a difference of opinion here” – the Taoiseach discussing the possibility of a public inquiry into the murder with the British PM yesterday.