Following its appointment, the sub-Committee met on Thursday, 15th December, 1994 and has since met in public session on twelve occasions and questioned the following witnesses:
There were also 26 private sessions of the sub-Committee.
The sub-Committee requested and received written statements from the following:
(i) Deputy Joe Walsh.
(ii) Deputy Charlie McCreevy.
(iii) Deputy Brian Cowen.
(iv) Deputy David Andrews.
(v) Deputy Michael Smith.
(vi) Deputy Mervyn Taylor, Minister for Equality and Law Reform,
(vii) Mr. Tim Dalton, Secretary, Department of Justice.
(viii) Mr. Declan Ingoldsby, Higher Executive Officer, Department of the Taoiseach.
(ix) Mr Patrick Teahon, Secretary, Department of the Taoiseach.
In the cases of Deputy Rabbitte, Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Enterprise and Employment, and Mr. Dalton, the sub-Committee had requested them to attend for the purposes of answering questions but subsequently decided to request written statements from them instead. Minister of State Rabbitte did not supply the sub-Committee with a statement as he indicated that he did not see how he could be of assistance to the sub-Committee under the terms of reference.
On foot of the statements received, the sub-Committee decided to take evidence from Deputy McCreevy. Following a letter from Dr. Mansergh to the Chairman dated 18th January, 1995, the sub-Committee decided to take further evidence from him on 25th January, 1995.
- Extract from Report of the Sub Committee on Legislation and Security 1995. The full text of the hearings is available in the report.