Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Amendment) Act 2005

Annual report and information.

32.—(1) The Board shall not later than 31 March in each year prepare and publish, in such form and manner as it considers appropriate, a report of its activities and proceedings during the preceding year.

(2) If the establishment day falls in the period from 1 October to the following 31 December, the first report under subsection (1) shall be prepared and published not later than the 31 March in the second year following that in which the establishment day falls and shall relate to that year and the following year.

(3) The Board shall furnish a copy of a report under this section to the Minister and he or she shall cause a copy of it to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(4) The Board shall provide the Minister with such information (if any) as he or she may request in relation to the performance of its functions and may provide such other (if any) persons as it considers appropriate with such (if any) information as it considers appropriate in relation to applications under section 27 (1) and its decisions in relation to them and the reasons for the decisions.

(5) No information shall be provided under subsection (4) that could reasonably lead to the disclosure of the identity of any applicant for a grant under section 27 (1) or any payee of such a grant.