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 October 31, 2014
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Interim Report Interim Report
Opening Statement - Wednesday 14th January-1998 Opening Statement - Wednesday 14th January-1998
Decision of Representation Statement - 2nd February 1998 Decision of Representation Statement - 2nd February 1998
Opening Statement - 8th September 1998 Opening Statement - 8th September 1998
Public Sitting Hugh Kennedy Courtroom - 15th September 1998 Public Sitting Hugh Kennedy Courtroom - 15th September 1998
Interpretation of Terms of Reference - 21st October 1998 Interpretation of Terms of Reference - 21st October 1998
Decision on Adjournment - 10th November 1998 Decision on Adjournment - 10th November 1998
Opening Statement re Media - 16th December 1998 Opening Statement re Media - 16th December 1998
Decision re Leaks - 18th December 1998 Decision re Leaks - 18th December 1998
Opening Statement - Gogarty Hearing - 12th January 1999 Opening Statement - Gogarty Hearing - 12th January 1999
Decision on Submissions re Gogarty - 12th January 1999 (2:00pm) Decision on Submissions re Gogarty - 12th January 1999 (2:00pm)
Decision re Disclosure of Documents - 13th January 1999 Decision re Disclosure of Documents - 13th January 1999
Decision re Sequence of Evidence - 20th January 1999 Decision re Sequence of Evidence - 20th January 1999
Decisions re Procedures to be adopted re cross-examination of James Gogarty - 1st February 1999 (2:15pm) Decisions re Procedures to be adopted re cross-examination of James Gogarty - 1st February 1999 (2:15pm)
Determination of Sole Member on Application on behalf of JSME in relation to Frank Connolly - 23rd February 1999 Determination of Sole Member on Application on behalf of JSME in relation to Frank Connolly - 23rd February 1999
Speaking Note for the Sole Member re Mr Cooney - 25th February 1999 Speaking Note for the Sole Member re Mr Cooney - 25th February 1999
Decision on procedures to be adopted in respect of the cross-examination of Mr. James Gogarty - 15th March 1999 Decision on procedures to be adopted in respect of the cross-examination of Mr. James Gogarty - 15th March 1999
Decision re Affidavit of Liam Conroy; Professional Disciplinary Ruling re Roger Copsey; Statement of Michael O`Sullivan - 19th March 1999 Decision re Affidavit of Liam Conroy; Professional Disciplinary Ruling re Roger Copsey; Statement of Michael O`Sullivan - 19th March 1999
Decision re further cross-examination of James Gogarty on behalf of JMSE/Murphy Interests - 22nd April 1999 Decision re further cross-examination of James Gogarty on behalf of JMSE/Murphy Interests - 22nd April 1999
Decision in the matter of a claim of privilege by the Criminal Assets Bureau - 23rd April 1999 Decision in the matter of a claim of privilege by the Criminal Assets Bureau - 23rd April 1999
Ruling re Affidavit of Liam Conroy - 27th April 1999 Ruling re Affidavit of Liam Conroy - 27th April 1999
Ruling on Submissions made on behalf of Michael Bailey, Thomas Bailey and Bovale Developments Ltd. re proposed Orders against personnel of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation plc - 6th May 1999 Ruling on Submissions made on behalf of Michael Bailey, Thomas Bailey and Bovale Developments Ltd. re proposed Orders against personnel of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation plc - 6th May 1999
Ruling re Application by Mr. Herbert for the Murphy Interests - 7th May 1999 Ruling re Application by Mr. Herbert for the Murphy Interests - 7th May 1999
Ruling in relation to the evidence of Gabriel Grehan - 12th May 1999 Ruling in relation to the evidence of Gabriel Grehan - 12th May 1999
Decision re submissions made by Colm Allen S.C., Counsel for Bailey/Bovale and Joseph Finnegan S.C., Counsel for Raphael P Burke - 7th July 1999 Decision re submissions made by Colm Allen S.C., Counsel for Bailey/Bovale and Joseph Finnegan S.C., Counsel for Raphael P Burke - 7th July 1999
Ex Tempore judgement in relation to the submissions made by Mr Joe Finnegan SC, Counsel for Raphael P Burke - 8th July 1999 Ex Tempore judgement in relation to the submissions made by Mr Joe Finnegan SC, Counsel for Raphael P Burke - 8th July 1999
Ex Tempore judgement in response to Mr Eamon Leahy`s SC submission - 9th July 1999 Ex Tempore judgement in response to Mr Eamon Leahy`s SC submission - 9th July 1999
Application re Discovery from the Murphy Group - 19th July 1999 Application re Discovery from the Murphy Group - 19th July 1999
Decision re Submissions of Mr Garret Cooney SC - 4th August 1999 Decision re Submissions of Mr Garret Cooney SC - 4th August 1999
Decision (No 2) In the Matter of a claim of privilege by the Criminal Assets Bureau - 4th August 1999 Decision (No 2) In the Matter of a claim of privilege by the Criminal Assets Bureau - 4th August 1999
Decision re Bailey, Bovale Discovery - 4th August 1999 Decision re Bailey, Bovale Discovery - 4th August 1999
Opening Statement of September 1999 Opening Statement of September 1999
Decision in regard to the Application by members of the media to be present at the examination of Mr. Joseph Murphy - 24th September 1999 Decision in regard to the Application by members of the media to be present at the examination of Mr. Joseph Murphy - 24th September 1999
Decision to take evidence of Mr Joseph Murphy Snr on commission - 28th September 1999 (Delivered in Guernsey) Decision to take evidence of Mr Joseph Murphy Snr on commission - 28th September 1999 (Delivered in Guernsey)
Decision of Sole Member dated 30th September 1999 not to allow video link in Guernsey at taking of evidence on commission (Delivered in Guernsey) Decision of Sole Member dated 30th September 1999 not to allow video link in Guernsey at taking of evidence on commission (Delivered in Guernsey)
Application on behalf of Gabriel Grehan by Denis McCullough S.C. - 2nd November 1999 Application on behalf of Gabriel Grehan by Denis McCullough S.C. - 2nd November 1999
Decision of Sole Member Re: Discovery Joseph Murphy Senior - 2nd Dec 1999 Decision of Sole Member Re: Discovery Joseph Murphy Senior - 2nd Dec 1999
Ruling in relation to application on behalf of the Bailey/Bovale interests - 8th February 2000 Ruling in relation to application on behalf of the Bailey/Bovale interests - 8th February 2000
Ruling on the application on behalf of Mr. Oliver Barry that he should not be required to give evidence at this stage of the inquiry - 9th February 2000 Ruling on the application on behalf of Mr. Oliver Barry that he should not be required to give evidence at this stage of the inquiry - 9th February 2000
Decision re: an Application by Mr Stephen Miley in respect of Solicitor/Client Privilage - 7th June 2000 Decision re: an Application by Mr Stephen Miley in respect of Solicitor/Client Privilage - 7th June 2000
Decision re: an application on behalf of Mr Ray Burke to adjourn the sittings scheduled to commence on 4th July 2000 Decision re: an application on behalf of Mr Ray Burke to adjourn the sittings scheduled to commence on 4th July 2000
Ruling on application of Mr. Cooney S.C. on behalf of the Murphy interests to cross-examine Mr. James Gogarty in relation to entries in George Redmond`s 1988 diary - 5th July 2000 Ruling on application of Mr. Cooney S.C. on behalf of the Murphy interests to cross-examine Mr. James Gogarty in relation to entries in George Redmond`s 1988 diary - 5th July 2000
Ruling in relation to application by Mr. A Walsh S.C. on behalf of Ray Burke concerning the evidence of Mr. James Stafford - 27th July 2000 Ruling in relation to application by Mr. A Walsh S.C. on behalf of Ray Burke concerning the evidence of Mr. James Stafford - 27th July 2000
Ruling in relation to failure of Mr. Liam Lawlor to comply with summonses issued by the Tribunal - 10th October 2000 Ruling in relation to failure of Mr. Liam Lawlor to comply with summonses issued by the Tribunal - 10th October 2000
Ruling Concerning a claim by Oliver Barry for legal professional privilege over a file of Martin E Marren Solicitors called Oliver Barry - shares in Century Radio and Capital - 1st December 2000 Ruling Concerning a claim by Oliver Barry for legal professional privilege over a file of Martin E Marren Solicitors called Oliver Barry - shares in Century Radio and Capital - 1st December 2000
Ruling on application to adjourn the taking of oral submissions in the Gogerty Module - 11th December 2000 Ruling on application to adjourn the taking of oral submissions in the Gogerty Module - 11th December 2000
Statement concerning content of published newspaper reports - 24th January 2001 Statement concerning content of published newspaper reports - 24th January 2001
Ruling on the submissions on behalf of Mr Raphael Burke - 28th February 2001 Ruling on the submissions on behalf of Mr Raphael Burke - 28th February 2001
Ruling on application of Mr. Hussey S.C. on behalf of Mr. Finnegan - 26th June 2001 Ruling on application of Mr. Hussey S.C. on behalf of Mr. Finnegan - 26th June 2001
Ruling on discovery of Mr. T. Brennan - 27th June 2001 Ruling on discovery of Mr. T. Brennan - 27th June 2001
Ruling of the Sole Member in relation to certain questions put to Mr Finnegan by Mr Hanratty SC on behalf of the Tribunal - 21st September 2001 Ruling of the Sole Member in relation to certain questions put to Mr Finnegan by Mr Hanratty SC on behalf of the Tribunal - 21st September 2001
Ruling in relation to Mr John Caldwell - 28th September 2001 Ruling in relation to Mr John Caldwell - 28th September 2001
Ruling Re: Financial Records of Foxtown Investments furnished to the Tribunal by Mr. John Finnegan - 10th Oct 2001 Ruling Re: Financial Records of Foxtown Investments furnished to the Tribunal by Mr. John Finnegan - 10th Oct 2001
Rulings in Relation to Application by Counsel for Liam Cosgrave to release all statements made by Frank Dunlop - 20th November 2002 Rulings in Relation to Application by Counsel for Liam Cosgrave to release all statements made by Frank Dunlop - 20th November 2002
Ruling on application by Counsel for Liam Cosgrave - 29th November 2002 Ruling on application by Counsel for Liam Cosgrave - 29th November 2002
Ruling of the Tribunal in relation to written submissions received by the Tribunal on behalf of the family and estate of the late Tom Hand - 4th Dec 2002 Ruling of the Tribunal in relation to written submissions received by the Tribunal on behalf of the family and estate of the late Tom Hand - 4th Dec 2002
Ruling in relation to an application by Mr Finlay on behalf of Mr Caldwell and Jackson Way Ltd - 10th December 2002 Ruling in relation to an application by Mr Finlay on behalf of Mr Caldwell and Jackson Way Ltd - 10th December 2002
Ruling on application on behalf of Counsel for Liam Cosgrave, Senator D. Lydon & Tom Hand, deceased - 17th December 2002 Ruling on application on behalf of Counsel for Liam Cosgrave, Senator D. Lydon & Tom Hand, deceased - 17th December 2002
Ruling on examination of witnesses - 18th December 2002 Ruling on examination of witnesses - 18th December 2002
Ruling on application made on behalf of Mr Liam Cosgrave - 19th December 2002 Ruling on application made on behalf of Mr Liam Cosgrave - 19th December 2002
Ruling on submission of Egan Cosgrave & Associates` by letter of 17th Jan`03 re: right of reply to Counsel for the Tribunal - 21st January 2003 Ruling on submission of Egan Cosgrave & Associates` by letter of 17th Jan`03 re: right of reply to Counsel for the Tribunal - 21st January 2003
Ruling of the Tribunal in relation to the lists of names written down by Mr Dunlop - 23rd January 2003 Ruling of the Tribunal in relation to the lists of names written down by Mr Dunlop - 23rd January 2003
Ruling re Letter of 27/1/03 from M/s Egan Cosgrave & Associates on behalf of Liam Cosgrave - 28th January 2003 Ruling re Letter of 27/1/03 from M/s Egan Cosgrave & Associates on behalf of Liam Cosgrave - 28th January 2003
Ruling on Submission of Mr O`Higgins on behalf of Liam Cosgrave re. Credibility of Frank Dunlop & other matters - 4th February 2003 Ruling on Submission of Mr O`Higgins on behalf of Liam Cosgrave re. Credibility of Frank Dunlop & other matters - 4th February 2003
Ruling on observations of Mr O`Higgins on 13th February 2003 Ruling on observations of Mr O`Higgins on 13th February 2003
Ruling relating to Submissions made by Mr O`Higgins SC on behalf of Mr Cosgrave re production of a document not previously alluded to and circulation of documents - 27th February 2003 Ruling relating to Submissions made by Mr O`Higgins SC on behalf of Mr Cosgrave re production of a document not previously alluded to and circulation of documents - 27th February 2003
Ruling relating to matters raised by Mr O`Higgins on 27.02.03 - 27th February 2003 Ruling relating to matters raised by Mr O`Higgins on 27.02.03 - 27th February 2003
Cumulative effect of additional or new evidence being circulated and the damaging effect of such new evidence on cross examination of Mr Dunlop - 4th March 2003 Cumulative effect of additional or new evidence being circulated and the damaging effect of such new evidence on cross examination of Mr Dunlop - 4th March 2003
Ruling in relation to Submissions made in letter of 2/4/03 for Mr Liam Cosgrave - 2nd April 2003 Ruling in relation to Submissions made in letter of 2/4/03 for Mr Liam Cosgrave - 2nd April 2003
Ruling on Liam Lawlor`s failure to comply with the Tribunal Order for Discovery and Production dated 12th March 2003 - 23rd July 2003 Ruling on Liam Lawlor`s failure to comply with the Tribunal Order for Discovery and Production dated 12th March 2003 - 23rd July 2003
Ruling on Liam Lawlor`s continuing non-compliance with the Tribunal Order for Discovery and Production dated 12th March 2003 - 31st July 2003 Ruling on Liam Lawlor`s continuing non-compliance with the Tribunal Order for Discovery and Production dated 12th March 2003 - 31st July 2003
Ruling on purported compliance of Liam Lawlor with said Order of 12/3/03 - 24th September 2003 Ruling on purported compliance of Liam Lawlor with said Order of 12/3/03 - 24th September 2003
Ruling of the Chairman on submissions made to him regarding the making of an Order regarding costs arising from the non-compliance by Mr Lawlor with the said Order of 12/3/03 - 21st October 2003 Ruling of the Chairman on submissions made to him regarding the making of an Order regarding costs arising from the non-compliance by Mr Lawlor with the said Order of 12/3/03 - 21st October 2003
Ruling re requests by certain parties seeking the release to them of all statements and documents provided to the Tribunal by Tom Gilmartin - 24th March 2004 Ruling re requests by certain parties seeking the release to them of all statements and documents provided to the Tribunal by Tom Gilmartin - 24th March 2004
Statement of the Chairman regarding submissions on principles to be applied in relation to certain applications for costs - 14th June 2004 Statement of the Chairman regarding submissions on principles to be applied in relation to certain applications for costs - 14th June 2004
Ruling re tendency to repetition by Counsel in cross-examination of witnesses - 17th June 2004 Ruling re tendency to repetition by Counsel in cross-examination of witnesses - 17th June 2004
Ruling on the Principles to be applied in respect of certain applications for costs - 30th June 2004 Ruling on the Principles to be applied in respect of certain applications for costs - 30th June 2004
Ruling in relation to application for costs by Mr. Ray Burke - 6th Sept 2004 Ruling in relation to application for costs by Mr. Ray Burke - 6th Sept 2004
Ruling in relation to application for costs by Thomas Brennan and Joseph McGowan - 7th Sept 2004 Ruling in relation to application for costs by Thomas Brennan and Joseph McGowan - 7th Sept 2004
Ruling in relation to application for costs of John Finnegan - 7th Sept 2004 Ruling in relation to application for costs of John Finnegan - 7th Sept 2004
Ruling in relation to application for costs by Mr. Hugh Owens - 21st Sept 2004 Ruling in relation to application for costs by Mr. Hugh Owens - 21st Sept 2004
Ruling in relation to application for costs by Mr P.J. Mara - 21st Sept 2004 Ruling in relation to application for costs by Mr P.J. Mara - 21st Sept 2004
Ruling on application for Costs by John Mulhern - 11th October 2004 Ruling on application for Costs by John Mulhern - 11th October 2004
Ruling on costs application for Oliver Barry - 15th October 2004 Ruling on costs application for Oliver Barry - 15th October 2004
Ruling on costs application for James Stafford - 15th October 2004 Ruling on costs application for James Stafford - 15th October 2004
Ruling on costs application for George Redmond - 15th October 2004 Ruling on costs application for George Redmond - 15th October 2004
Ruling in relation to application of Michael Bailey, Thomas Bailey, Caroline Bailey and Bovale Developments Limited - 22nd October 2004 Ruling in relation to application of Michael Bailey, Thomas Bailey, Caroline Bailey and Bovale Developments Limited - 22nd October 2004
Ruling on application for costs by John Caldwell - 22nd October 2004 Ruling on application for costs by John Caldwell - 22nd October 2004
Ruling in relation to application of Joseph Murphy Structural Engineers (JMSE) Its associated companies, Directors, Officers and Auditor - 9th November 2004 Ruling in relation to application of Joseph Murphy Structural Engineers (JMSE) Its associated companies, Directors, Officers and Auditor - 9th November 2004
Ruling on submissions of Mr Liam Lawlor - 9th November 2004 Ruling on submissions of Mr Liam Lawlor - 9th November 2004
Ruling on submission by Mr. McCullough re Juristriction of Tribunal (Sunday Business Post  hearings) - 1st December 2004 Ruling on submission by Mr. McCullough re Juristriction of Tribunal (Sunday Business Post hearings) - 1st December 2004
Ruling in relation to Barry O`Kelly Sunday Business Post leaks - 6th Dec 2004 Ruling in relation to Barry O`Kelly Sunday Business Post leaks - 6th Dec 2004
Ruling in relation to High Court proceedings against Barry O`Kelly and the Sunday Business Post - 16th December 2004 Ruling in relation to High Court proceedings against Barry O`Kelly and the Sunday Business Post - 16th December 2004
Ruling in relation to discovery of Mr. Mooney - 27th Jan 2005 Ruling in relation to discovery of Mr. Mooney - 27th Jan 2005
Ruling in relation to certain applications for costs - 21st June 2005 Ruling in relation to certain applications for costs - 21st June 2005
Ruling in relation to application for costs - 28th June 2005 Ruling in relation to application for costs - 28th June 2005
Rulings on Applications for Costs by Joe O`Toole, James Geraghty, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael & The Green Party - 11th July 2005 Rulings on Applications for Costs by Joe O`Toole, James Geraghty, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael & The Green Party - 11th July 2005
Ruling on certain applications for costs - 28th July 2005 Ruling on certain applications for costs - 28th July 2005
Statement of Tribunal members made at hearing on 5th March 2006 Statement of Tribunal members made at hearing on 5th March 2006
Ruling relating to submissions made on behalf of Senator Don Lydon - 25th July 2006 Ruling relating to submissions made on behalf of Senator Don Lydon - 25th July 2006
Procedural ruling in relation to cross-examination of witnesses as to credibility - 27th July 2006 Procedural ruling in relation to cross-examination of witnesses as to credibility - 27th July 2006
Ruling in relation to Irish Times Leaks - Mr. Colm Keena and Ms. Geraldine Kennedy - 5th October 2006 Ruling in relation to Irish Times Leaks - Mr. Colm Keena and Ms. Geraldine Kennedy - 5th October 2006
Statement of Tribunal concerning its inquiry into the source of the unauthorised disclosure of confidential material to the Irish Times in Sept 2006 - 9th November 2006 Statement of Tribunal concerning its inquiry into the source of the unauthorised disclosure of confidential material to the Irish Times in Sept 2006 - 9th November 2006
Statement of the Tribunal re submissions of Mr Maguire SC on behalf of Mr Bertie Ahern TD An Taoiseach - 29th May 2007 Statement of the Tribunal re submissions of Mr Maguire SC on behalf of Mr Bertie Ahern TD An Taoiseach - 29th May 2007
Ruling on submission made to the Tribunal by Mr. Conor Maguire SC on behalf of An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern - 16th July 2007 Ruling on submission made to the Tribunal by Mr. Conor Maguire SC on behalf of An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern - 16th July 2007
Ruling in relation to application made to Tribunal by Mr. Conor Maguire S.C. - 19th July 2007 Ruling in relation to application made to Tribunal by Mr. Conor Maguire S.C. - 19th July 2007
Statement of Tribunal Re: Likely Duration of remaining work - 24th Oct 2007 Statement of Tribunal Re: Likely Duration of remaining work - 24th Oct 2007
Ruling Day 792 Wednesday 28th November 2007 Ruling Day 792 Wednesday 28th November 2007
Ruling of the Tribunal on the submission of Conor Maguire S.C. on February 21st 2008 - Day 825 Ruling of the Tribunal on the submission of Conor Maguire S.C. on February 21st 2008 - Day 825
Ruling Day 893 Decision of Tribunal in relation to Mr. Reynolds giving further evidence. Ruling Day 893 Decision of Tribunal in relation to Mr. Reynolds giving further evidence.
Statement of the Tribunal -16th March 2009 Statement of the Tribunal -16th March 2009
Statement 16th March 2009 Statement 16th March 2009
Statement 9th Jan 2008 Statement 9th Jan 2008
Inquiry Into Unauthorised Disclosure of Confidential Material Inquiry Into Unauthorised Disclosure of Confidential Material
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