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#Dáil privilege

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees

O’Brien had taken High Court and Supreme Court cases over utterances in the Dáil in a debate on Siteserv in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees? PAC Mentality

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?

“We have to act within the law, whether we like it or not,” the chair of the Oireachtas Sports committee told his members this week.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court told that judges have no power to decide if Dáil privilege is being used correctly Denis O'Brien

Supreme Court told that judges have no power to decide if Dáil privilege is being used correctly

Denis O’Brien’s legal team has argued that TDs’ “extraordinary privilege” had led to a breach of his privacy in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien's privacy vs Dáil privilege: Arguments in businessman's Supreme Court appeal SiteServ

Denis O'Brien's privacy vs Dáil privilege: Arguments in businessman's Supreme Court appeal

He’s also contesting the decision that he should pay the costs of the High Court case that went against him.

From TheJournal.ie Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege Freedom Of Debate

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege

The announcement comes following comments made by TD Paul Murphy about garda testimonies during the Jobstown trial.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached? Paul Murphy

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar tells Dáil Jobstown protest was like 'a scene from Lord of the Flies' I Don't Condone It This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil Jobstown protest was like 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'

The Taoiseach also described the scenes as “ugly” and “violent”.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case

Judge Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said that the issue of O’Brien’s “means to pay the costs” was not a factor in the decision.

From TheJournal.ie No record of Donegal garda's tax evasion and fraud claims, Dáil hears Garda Whistleblower

No record of Donegal garda's tax evasion and fraud claims, Dáil hears

Former garda Kieran Jackson had reported incidents of tax evasion by a now retired garda superintendent back in 2001, the Dáil was told.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling Next Move

Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling

He did say, however, that he was encouraged by some aspects of the courts’ judgement.

From TheJournal.ie FG TD feels 'vindicated' after ruling says he didn't defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil Alan Farrell This post contains videos

FG TD feels 'vindicated' after ruling says he didn't defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil

The Committee on Procedure ruled that Alan Farrell didn’t breach Dáil privilege.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're going to be shot': Sinn Féin TDs detail death threats received over Brian Stack Dáil row Strong Words

'You're going to be shot': Sinn Féin TDs detail death threats received over Brian Stack Dáil row

Dessie Ellis said he’s passed on the threatening letters to the gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant Dáil Privilege

Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant

“A sergeant had to leave his post in Newbridge, drive in a squad car to Swords and spend the day there vacating the order at enormous expense to the State.”

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy makes more claims in the Dáil about Denis O'Brien's finances Dáil Privilege

Catherine Murphy makes more claims in the Dáil about Denis O'Brien's finances

The Kildare North TD alleges O’Brien went guarantor on a loan to a property developer.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today Courts

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today

The action was taken by the businessman earlier this year over remarks made in the Dáil under privilege regarding his banking affairs with IBRC.

From TheJournal.ie Frank Flannery says Denis O'Brien is 'not above or below the law' Dáil Privilege

Frank Flannery says Denis O'Brien is 'not above or below the law'

“People in the Third Reich thought what’s happening to the Jews would never happen to them, but finally the knock came.”

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee

Every member of the CPP has been named in letters from the businessman’s lawyers.

From TheJournal.ie IBRC is worried that their legal advice over Denis O'Brien will be made public in the Dáil Privilege
From TheJournal.ie 'All of that is wrong': Alan Dukes disputes Dáil claims about Denis O'Brien's bank dealings

'All of that is wrong': Alan Dukes disputes Dáil claims about Denis O'Brien's bank dealings

The former chairman of IBRC was speaking after today’s High Court ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Why has the Taoiseach said nothing about the Denis O'Brien controversy? Virtual Silence

Why has the Taoiseach said nothing about the Denis O'Brien controversy?

Mary Lou McDonald is the latest opposition politician to criticise Enda Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Are politicians abusing their privilege? Explosive Allegations

Are politicians abusing their privilege?

Analysis: The way some TDs are using their constitutional right to absolute privilege in the Dáil has come in for criticism.

From TheJournal.ie Now Joan Burton has had a go at Mary Lou over her 'stunt politics' Shots Fired

Now Joan Burton has had a go at Mary Lou over her 'stunt politics'

The row over the Sinn Féin deputy leader’s refusal to say sorry for her Dáil comments rumbles on.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry Mary Lou Claims

Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry

Several former TDs and ministers have strenuously denied any wrongdoing, after Mary Lou McDonald read out their names in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie TD: We didn't demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil Penalty Points

TD: We didn't demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil

Joan Collins has defended her naming of high-profile individuals who allegedly had penalty points cancelled in the Dáil chamber last December.