Tribunals and investigations

Public inquiries in Ireland
Irish law makes provision for a number of different types of investigatory inquiry.

Tribunals of inquiry
A tribunal of inquiry investigates a specific matter(s) of public importance and submits a report to the Oireachtas setting out its findings of fact.

Commissions of investigation
Commissions of investigation are a less expensive and speedier method of investigating matters than a tribunal of inquiry.

Mother and baby and county home institutions
This page describes the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and the main actions set out by government to address the needs of the people who spent time in mother and baby and county home institutions.
This document is in: Adoption, fostering and surrogacy

Rights Tribunals
Rights Tribunals are tribunals that make binding decisions about the rights of people in Ireland.
This document is in: Standards and accountability