At its last meeting the sub-committee heard testimony from the Dublin city coroner, Dr. Brian Farrell, and former detective sergeant, Mr. Owen Corrigan. The transcripts of our meetings to date are available on the Oireachtas website through the parliamentary debates menu option.
I welcome Mr. Justice Henry Barron, author of the report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Murder of Seamus Ludlow, and Mr. Éanna Hickey, BL. I thank Mr. Justice Barron for helping the sub-committee in its consideration of the report.
The Dáil and Seanad have asked the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights to consider the Ludlow report and this sub-committee has been formed to carry out that function. Mr. Justice Barron has agreed to answer as best he can any questions the sub-committee might raise regarding its consideration of the report. Would Mr. Justice Barron like to make an initial comment?