Following is a breakdown of all payments made to date in respect of the investigation ordered by the High Court on 16 September 1991. Each of these payments was made on foot of an invoice submitted by the inspectors. It will be seen that the payments fall into four categories; fees to the inspectors themselves; payments to O'Hare Barry Corporate Services in respect of staffing costs; payments to O'Hare Barry Corporate Services in respect of miscellaneous expenses; and payments to various third parties.
In respect of claims for payment of their own fees, the inspectors submitted supporting evidence of their activities on each day for which they claimed payment. Payments for staffing costs were made on foot of time sheets, certified by the inspectors, recording the number of hours devoted to the inquiry by named members of the staff of O'Hare Barry Corporate Services. Miscellaneous expenses include such items as accommodation, security, postage, courier and other office costs. Accommodation was charged for on the basis of an agreed rate reflecting the estimated rental cost of the office space allocated to the inspectors and their supporting team. Other office expenses refer to actual outlays borne by the inspectors. Payments to third parties include expenses such as legal fees and stenographic services; they were submitted through the inspectors who certified them as being in order for payment. Such payments were made directly to the parties concerned.