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#Dáil privilege

# dail-privilege - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 8:36 AM 18,912 Views 0 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Saturday 13 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 13th 2019, 9:30 PM 14,339 Views 24 Comments

“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.

# dail-privilege - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 24th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,694 Views 0 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Monday 23 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 23rd 2018, 1:05 PM 7,484 Views 0 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Friday 21 July, 2017

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege
# Freedom Of Debate
# Freedom Of Debate

Ceann Comhairle establishes expert forum on Dáil privilege

Jul 21st 2017, 6:39 PM 8,981 Views 52 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Friday 14 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 14th 2017, 10:22 AM 19,270 Views 134 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil Jobstown protest was like 'a scene from Lord of the Flies'
# I Don't Condone It
# I Don't Condone It

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

Jul 11th 2017, 5:17 PM 16,714 Views 104 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

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

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

May 2nd 2017, 5:00 PM 19,345 Views 38 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 12th 2017, 9:46 PM 25,104 Views 29 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Friday 31 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 31st 2017, 3:03 PM 12,053 Views 54 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Thursday 23 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 23rd 2017, 12:57 PM 9,436 Views 27 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Thursday 15 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 15th 2016, 3:33 PM 16,955 Views 98 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 26th 2016, 10:50 PM 23,994 Views 0 Comments

“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.”

# dail-privilege - Friday 8 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 8th 2016, 7:16 PM 37,063 Views 80 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 7th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,267 Views 0 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Sunday 9 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 9th 2015, 4:27 PM 17,825 Views 101 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Monday 3 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 3rd 2015, 11:54 PM 27,889 Views 0 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Friday 5 June, 2015

IBRC is worried that their legal advice over Denis O'Brien will be made public in the Dáil
# Privilege
# Privilege

IBRC is worried that their legal advice over Denis O'Brien will be made public in the Dáil

Jun 5th 2015, 12:21 PM 12,559 Views 0 Comments

The judge is too.

# dail-privilege - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

'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

Jun 2nd 2015, 1:58 PM 13,121 Views 127 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 2nd 2015, 11:50 AM 18,980 Views 53 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Are politicians abusing their privilege?
# Explosive Allegations
# Explosive Allegations

Are politicians abusing their privilege?

Apr 16th 2015, 11:57 PM 16,515 Views 78 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 15th 2015, 3:07 PM 11,849 Views 120 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry
# Mary Lou Claims
# Mary Lou Claims

Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry

Dec 3rd 2014, 11:07 PM 52,018 Views 0 Comments

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

# dail-privilege - Saturday 1 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 1st 2013, 8:15 AM 6,571 Views 33 Comments

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