Tribunals and investigations
Irish law makes provision for a number of different types of investigatory inquiry.
Rights Tribunals are tribunals that make binding decisions about the rights of people in Ireland.
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 are a less expensive and speedier method of investigating matters than a tribunal of inquiry.