947. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Justice the cost of each commission of investigation under the remit of her Department over the preceding decade. [42996/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy may be aware, a detailed note is provided in my Department’s appropriation account (Vote 24) each year of the cost of commissions and inquiries which are ongoing or have concluded and are still incurring cost.
The information requested by the Deputy is set out in tabular format below.
The cost for each commission of investigation either ongoing or concluded but still incurring costs to the end of June 2021 is as follows:
|Commissions and Inquiries||Date established||Total cost to 30/6/2021
|Smithwick Tribunal||2005||19,889||Concluded at the end of 2013 with remaining costs to be discharged with regard to one third party|
|Independent Review Mechanism and Section 42 Inquiries (Garda Síochána Act 2005)||2014||1,838|
|Independent Reporting Commission||2017||118|
|Hickson Commission of Investigation||2018||1,392|
|A Study on Familicide and Domestic Homicide Reviews||2019||468|
|Shane O’ Farrell – Scoping review of circumstances leading to his death||2019||269|
In addition, the following commissions and inquires have concluded and the following costs are as reported in the Appropriation Account: