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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]

Answer

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
€000
Additional Information
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  
Disclosures Tribunal 2017 13,025  
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: 
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