Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002

Establishment of Review Committee.

14.—(1) On the establishment day there shall stand established a committee which shall be known as the Residential Institutions Redress Review Committee (the “Review Committee”) to perform the functions conferred on it under this Act.

(2) The Review Committee shall consist of a chairperson (the “Review Committee Chairperson”) and such number of ordinary members as may be determined by the Minister.

(3) When the Minister is satisfied, after consultation with the Review Committee Chairperson, that the Review Committee has completed the performance of its functions, the Minister may by order dissolve the Review Committee and may, subject to the provisions of this Act, include in the order such incidental, ancillary or consequential provisions as the Minister considers necessary or expedient.

(4) When an order under subsection (3) is proposed to be made, a draft of the order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.

(5) The Review Committee and its members shall be independent in the exercise of their functions.

(6) The Minister shall appoint the Review Committee Chairperson and the ordinary members of the Review Committee.

(7) The term of office of a member of the Review Committee shall be for such period as is specified by the Minister when appointing that member.

(8) A member of the Review Committee may, by letter addressed to the Minister, resign his or her membership.

(9) A member of the Review Committee may be removed from membership by the Minister.

(10) A member of the Review Committee (other than a member who is the holder of judicial office) shall be paid such remuneration (if any) and allowances (if any) as may be determined by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Finance and members of the Review Committee shall be paid such allowances for expenses as may be so determined.

(11) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, appoint such and so many persons to be members of the staff of the Review Committee and a person so appointed shall hold office on such terms and shall receive such remuneration as the Minister for Finance determines.

(12) The Review Committee shall determine its own procedures and in so doing, shall, in as far as is practicable, adopt procedures which are informal.

(13) The Review Committee may sit in divisions of itself to hear applications before it.