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The Irish Tribunal System: A Need For Reform?

Moroney, Karl Ryan (2004) The Irish Tribunal System: A Need For Reform? Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

From its inception, the Tribunal system in Ireland has endeavoured to establish the truth behind matters of public importance. This system, once successful, has struggled on a regular basis to meet the demands of contemporary issues. The development of certain issues has hindered the system and led to lengthy proceedings which have come at a tremendous cost to the taxpayer. Due to the lack of success of the Tribunal process in recent years, the Government needs to consider the possible alternatives. Previous attempts at different styles of inquiries have yielded some success. This has shown us that not all problems have to be resolved in the traditional style of a Tribunal of Inquiry.
In addition, similarities in some incidents abroad have proven that an inquiry is not always the best method of resolying an issue or uncovering the truth. The French
blood scandal has proven that matters of this magnitude can be resolved through the regular justice process.The regular justice process in Ireland would allow for a final outcome which may lead to an acquittal or conviction and thereby skip the lengthy process which is synonymous with Tribunals of Inquiry.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: K Law > KDK Republic of Ireland
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 16:14
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 14:18
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/277

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