On Thursday the 24th of October 2019, the conference: “Regulatory, Compliance, Fact-Finding Investigations: Best Practice, Common Challenges and Future Direction” was hosted by the School of Law, University of Limerick, in association with FITS Ltd. Keynote speakers were Ms. Justice Mary Ellen Ring, Mr. Ian Drennan, Chief Superintendent Clavin, Dr. Geraldine Noone, Mr. Kevin Foley, Mr. Robert Smyth, Professor Ray Friel, and Prof. Shane Kilcommins. These keynote addresses were further complimented with a host of morning and afternoon workshops which covered a variety of regulatory and fact-finding issues. These were delivered by highly respected speakers from private practice and various departments within, and related to, an Garda Síochána. The conference attracted over 50 attendees, who came from various private industry and public departments, including: the Inspector of Prisons, GSOC, Tusla, the Data Protection Commission, the CCPC, an Garda Síochána, the CAB, FITS Ltd., and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
We heard from the key individuals leading Criminal, Regulatory, Corporate, Workplace Investigative bodies who shared their knowledge and insights. Some of the many challenges faced by practitioners and decision-makers were discussed as well as innovative solutions and approaches that left the delegates informed and inspired. Workshops on key issues facing investigators and decision-markers work facilitated by subject matter experts.