Disclosures Tribunal: Motion

I move:

That Dáil Éireann:

noting the publication of the third interim report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into protected disclosures made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and certain other matters;

bearing in mind the modular approach to be adopted for the inquiry so that the work of the Tribunal could be continued and concluded, namely, as the second module, the matter at paragraph [p] of the Resolutions the text of which is set out in the recital to the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921 (Appointment of Tribunal) Instrument 2017 appointing the Tribunal established pursuant to Resolutions of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann on 16th February, 2017, under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921; and

resolves that the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921 (Appointment of Tribunal) Instrument 2017 appointing the Tribunal established pursuant to Resolutions of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann on 16th February, 2017, under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921 be amended to provide that, from the date of the making of the amending instrument—

(1) The Honourable Mr. Justice Seán Ryan, the former President of the Court of Appeal, be appointed as a member of the said Tribunal so that from that date the Tribunal shall consist of the Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Charleton, who was appointed by the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921 (Appointment of Tribunal) Instrument 2017 and the Honourable Mr. Justice Seán Ryan, and

(2) The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Charleton, a Judge of the Supreme Court and member of the said Tribunal, shall be the chairperson of the Tribunal.

Question put and agreed to.