The Investigation Committee will fully investigate complaints and allegations made to it. It has the power to compel persons accused to attend before it, and to compel them to produce any documents it needs to see. The Investigation Committee will hold its hearings in Dublin, and the persons or institutions accused have the right to get advance notice of what a Complainant has to say, and to question the Complainant if they wish to do so. Legal representation is allowed for both sides.gh the Commission's work.
As required by section 5 of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Act, 2000, the Commission published its First Interim Report on 22nd of May, 2001.
The Second Interim Report of the Commission was published on 30th November, 2001.
The Third Interim Report of the Commission was published on 30th January, 2004.