Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
Established in 2008 to consider complaints about newspapers (print and online), magazines and online-only news publications and to publicly promote press freedom in Ireland and the right to freedom of expression. The Chairman of the Irish Press Council outlined how an Office of Press Ombudsman might work with a Press Complaints Commission.