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December 2014
29 December 2014
Inquiry into the Demise of Certain State Mining Rights - Final Report 20 May 1936
Dáil Select Committee on the Demise of Certain Mining Rights 1935 - 1935 Inquiry into the Demise of Certain Mining Rights 1936 Final Report 20 May 1936 Final Report, 20 May 1936 Additional documents: Appendix I. Lease Referred to in the Orders of Reference. Appendix II. Agreement for a Sub-Lease made between Mr. M. E. Heiser of the One Part and Senator Comyn and Deputy Briscoe of the Other Part. Appendix III. Notification by the Lesees to the Minister for Industry and Commerce of their Agreement for a Sub-Lease. Appendix IV. Mines Royal in Ireland. Memorandum by the Commissioner of Woods with regard to Royalties and other matters. Appendix V. Draft Prospectus of Wicklow Goldfields Limited. Handed in by Senator Comyn. Appendix VI. Letter from Mr. G. HG. Norman to Deputy McGilligan. Index of Evidence (References are to Questions in the Minutes of Evidence.) Orders of Reference. Imeachta an Rogha-Committee. Proceedings of the Select Committee. Diospoireacht i gCoiste. Debate in Committee. Liost na bhFinnithe. List of Witnesses. Miontuairisc na Finneachta Minutes of Evidence Back to Inquiry into the Demise of Certain Mining Rights
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29 December 2014
Dáil Select Committee on the Demise of Certain State Mining Rights 1935 - 1936 Debates and Minutes of Evidence
Dáil Select Committee on Certain Mining Rights 1935 - 1936 Official Report of the Committee Debates - Unrevised And Verbatim Transcript of the Minutes of Evidence
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September 2014
05 September 2014
T John O'Dowd Submission on Parliamentary Power of Inquiry
The decision of the Supreme Court in Maguire v Ardagh remains one of the most controversial that the court has given in the last forty years and certainly provokes strong feelings amongst many members of the Oireachtas. Outside the precincts of Leinster House, too, there has been criticism of the court's decision, though not so often in relation to the actual conduct of the inquiry which the Sub-Committee conducted in that case, as in relation to what seem to be broad statements of principle ruling out such an inquiry made by some members of the majority. It is also true that, at least at first sight, Maguire v Ardagh has not been followed by a court elsewhere in the common law world, when it was been called upon to consider its relevance to similar circumstances arising in that jurisdiction.
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August 2014
22 August 2014
Legislation Relating to Parliamentary Inquiries
Committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Privilege and Procedure) Act, 1976 Committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Compellability, Privileges and Immunities of Witnesses) Act, 1997
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15 August 2014
DIRT Inquiry 20 Jun 2000 Page 1 of 2
The following witnesses were sworn in by the Clerk to the Committee: Deputy Séamus Brennan, Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Government Chief Whip; Mr. Dermot McCarthy, Secretary General to the Government; Mr. Kieran Coughlan, Clerk of Dáil Éireann; Mr. John Hurley, Secretary General, Department of Finance; Mr. Tom Considine, Secretary General, Department of Finance; Mr. Eric Embleton, Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance. Mr. Donal McNally, Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance; Mr. Colm Breslin, Principal Officer, Department of Finance; Mr. Finbar Kelly, Assistant Principal Officer, Department of Finance; Mr. Jimmy McMeel, Assistant Principal Officer, Department of Finance. Mr. Dermot Quigley, Chairman, Revenue Commissioners. Mr. John Purcell, Comptroller and Auditor General.                   
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15 August 2014
DIRT Inquiry 12 Oct 1999 Page 2 of 10
  Mr. Fitzsimons: Dr. de Buitléir, Mr. Chairman. Chairman: Dr. de Buitléir, right. Mr. Fitzsimons. Mr. Fitzsimons: Dr. de Buitléir, do you say that senior management, that is management above your level in the bank, were not aware of any serious problem in relation to the bank's compliance with its DIRT obligations in or prior to February 1991? Dr. de Buitléir: No, I think it's clear from the evidence to this committee and the
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15 August 2014
DIRT Inquiry 11 Oct 1999 Page 6 of 10
Mr. Gleeson: And we had already, just at the foot of the screen there, "abuse of DIRT legislation----- Mr. MacCarthaigh: Yes, okay. Mr. Gleeson: -----through the operation of bogus accounts is rampant" Mr. MacCarthaigh: Yes. Mr. Gleeson: And then I want to go over the page if I can to the next page---- Mr. MacCarthaigh: Sure. Mr. Gleeson: -----which is 94, if we can? There is just one paragraph there, down the page, although we can't see it, is your signature which you----- Mr. MacCarthaigh: I agree, of course----- Mr. Gleeson: Exactly. In my discussion with Mr. Conlon I am now decided that Bank of Ireland are fully committed to operate within the law. It is important to have a level playing field in operation, however, and in this regard it would appear that Revenue have some obligations and accordingly I propose making a separate submission in the very near future in the matter. Mr. MacCarthaigh: That's correct.
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14 August 2014
DIRT Inquiry 9 Oct 1999 Page 5 of 10
Chairman: To which----- Mr. Brennan: The meeting which Dr. de Buitléir had with----- Chairman: No, no. The meeting of which Miss----- Mr. Brennan: Oh sorry, this meeting here? Sorry, I beg your pardon. Chairman: -----of which Miss Walsh had a note. Mr. Brennan: No. I didn't take a note of the meeting. Chairman: You didn't take any note? Mr. Brennan: No. That wouldn't be unusual, Chairman. I had called Miss Walsh to come in to a five o'clock on a Friday evening meeting with a view to urgently getting these figures moved along. The reason for that was that, at some stage subsequent, I had undertaken to give a presentation to our board with regard to the overall look back exercise. So, I was imparting to Miss Walsh information and knowledge that I had in my head, Sir. I wouldn't have found it necessary to write it down. Chairman: So you were just working off your memory----- ...
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14 August 2014
DIRT Inquiry 9 Oct 1999 Page 3 of 10
Chairman: IA staff. Ms Walsh: IA staff, I think. Chairman: Yes, yeah, it looks like that, yes. Ms Walsh: I'm not 100 per cent sure. "Did not see report. T. Spollen implied management not taking action". The arrow is a short form for implied. Chairman: Yes. Ms Walsh: "2/98, Revenue indicated wanted to check forms 37s in bank branches" or possibly "in two branches". I can't read the word between 'in' and 'branches'. Chairman: Yes. Ms Walsh: We think it's two. Chairman: Okay.
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14 August 2014
DIRT Inquiry 8 Oct 1999 Page 11 of 11
Deputy Rabbitte: The representatives of the bank? Ms Walsh: In evidence to this committee. Deputy Rabbitte: Subject to correction, Chairman, I don't think it was 14 October; I think 14 October was the night before the Committee of Public Accounts met. Chairman: No, it was 14 October. Mr. Quigley is nodding agreement. Deputy Rabbitte: When Dr. de Buitléir, I ...
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14 August 2014
DIRT Inquiry 8 Oct 1999 Page 8 of 11
Chairman: Okay the sub-committee is back in resumed public session. Any further questions? Mr. Mulcahy, the bank .... tell me the state of affairs in the bank now as far as compliance across the board is concerned. Mr. Mulcahy: Chairman, we have two functions because, as we move through the 1990s, we have both a compliance function and an audit function. In each market where we operate, we have, as I ...
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12 August 2014
DIRT Inquiry 15 Sep 1999 Page 4 of 7
Chairman: The Committee of Public Account Sub-committee on Certain Revenue Matters is now in resumed public session, still dealing with session F. Deputy Doherty. Deputy Doherty: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Duggan, do you recall the minutes of the proceedings of the 50th meeting of the audit subcommittee of the board of directors of ACC Bank plc held on Wednesday, the 25th of November 1998 at 9.30 a.m. in the head office, Charlemont Street, Dublin 2? Do you recall that meeting? Mr. Duggan: Yes, I do Deputy. Deputy Doherty: At that meeting, Mr. Duggan, you are recorded as saying that the bank now needed to decide how to proceed. This was in the light of the Revenue review and all of that, and you went on to say that the bank could challenge the Revenue's entitlement to information, that the situation in relation to public accounts also needed to be taken account of. Now, what did you mean by that? Mr. Duggan: At that stage, Deputy, it was very early stages because the letter of the 30th of October had come to ACC Bank from the Revenue, requesting certain information and it arose out of disclosures in the media and that was just a little earlier. From that meeting it was a time of exploring the position of the bank. Now, I think because the discovery for the Comptroller and Auditor General's report finished... has a date of the 1st of December, it leaves a number of things hanging in the air. That period was one when we hadn't really begun at all, relative to what has been assembled over the past nine months, to look at what the... all of the information and archives were on the subject. We were simply, as I say, exploring what seemed to be about, and it was a very limited information at that stage. I think you will see later, and leading on to the 30th of April this year when the £1.4 million I had computed was first determined, that an enormous amount of work and co-operation did go forward. At that time, to answer your question, we did seek the opinion of counsel, but in the end the bank could see that the reclassifications, which was the focus of the Revenue inquiry - a specific question - was something we would have to establish and address - in other words, the end result, the result of the clean up... the end '92. If I could maybe refer to the Revenue's letter in fact would help here - the Revenue's of... at tab.... if I may, Deputy? Deputy Doherty: Yes, certainly.
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June 2014
26 June 2014
Parliamentary Inquiries
This page will include minutes of evidence and reports of certain parliamentary inquiries which are not otherwise available online. Cessation of Certain Mining Rights, Northern Ireland Relief, D.I.R.T. Inquiry 1999, Abbeylara Inquiry, Mini CTC Inquiry
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25 June 2014
Select Committee on the Demise of Certain State Mining Rights 1935 - 1936
Demise of Certain State Mining Rights Inquiry 1936 Dáil Select Committee on the Demise of Certain State Mining Rights 1935 - 1936 Chairman: William Norton T.D., Report, Proceedings, Debates, Evidence.
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25 June 2014
Northern Ireland Relief Expenditure Inquiry 1971 - 1972 "Arms Crisis Inquiry"
Northern Ireland Relief Expenditure Inquiry 1971 - 1972 - Dáil Committee of Public Accounts 1972 - Chairman: Patrick Hogan T.D. - Final Report - Northern Ireland Relief Expenditure "Arms Crisis Inquiry" 13 July 1972 - Evidence: 7 January 1971 - 30 November 1971
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