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.
First published as broadsheet in 1891, before moving to compact format in 2005. Broadly Irish nationalist in outlook and focuses primarily on Ulster content, though it is also available throughout Ireland. Noel Doran, editor at the time, told the Inquiry that the paper had never been found in breach of the PCC code, and had never in his time published material from paid sources.