In September 2005, an independent statutory inquiry was established by the Minister of Justice and Equality pursuant to Section 12 of the Dublin Police Act 1924 to examine the circumstances surrounding the late Brian Rossiter's arrest, treatment and detention in Clonmel Garda Station in September 2002.

Mr. Hugh Hartnett, S.C., was appointed to conduct the inquiry. While Mr. Hartnett's report cannot be published in full for legal reasons, here is an abridged version.