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#parliamentary privilege

From TheJournal.ie Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege Denis O'Brien

Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege

For our parliament to work, there must be freedom for representatives to speak without fear of legal consequences, writes David Kenny.

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 Enda Kenny silence on Dáil privilege controversy 'extremely worrying' Denis O'Brien

Enda Kenny silence on Dáil privilege controversy 'extremely worrying'

Media outlets have been warned not to report Catherine Murphy’s allegations about Denis O’Brien’s dealings with IBRC.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate New Claims

Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate

The Public Accounts Committee has been told it cannot investigate a dossier containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think TDs should be allowed to say what they want in Leinster House? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think TDs should be allowed to say what they want in Leinster House?

The system of parliamentary privilege means politicians have immunity to defamation suits and so can say what they want in the Dáil, do you think that’s fair?

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say TDs are allowed to make 'unfounded, unsubstantiated and malicious allegations' Parliamentary Privilege

Gardaí say TDs are allowed to make 'unfounded, unsubstantiated and malicious allegations'

Should politicians be allowed to say what they want in the Dáil and Seanad?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered Dáil

Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered

Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.

From TheJournal.ie There was an almighty row over Phil Hogan and Irish Water in the Seanad today Seanadigans

There was an almighty row over Phil Hogan and Irish Water in the Seanad today

The upper house was suspended three times this afternoon. Here’s what happened….

From TheJournal.ie Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over That's That Then

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Ming' case demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of parliamentary privilege Opinion

Column: 'Ming' case demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of parliamentary privilege

The that fact a garda believes TDs are exempt from penalty points, and a TD evidently agreed, shows a basic misunderstanding of the purpose of parliamentary privilege, writes Eoin O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting Suspended

Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting

Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who is serving a three-day suspension, was let vote once – but not a second time.

From TheJournal.ie TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled Penalty Points

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled

People Before Profit TD Joan Collins has used parliamentary privilege to reveal the names of an Irish sports star and journalist who allegedly had penalty points struck-off their licence.

From TheJournal.ie ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated Penalty Points

ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated

A garda and a sergeant have reportedly blown the whistle on the practice of penalty points on drivers’ licences being terminated inappropriately for some high-profile figures.