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#parliamentary privilege

# parliamentary-privilege - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

SDLP leader names 'Soldier F' under parliamentary privilege in House of Commons
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

SDLP leader names 'Soldier F' under parliamentary privilege in House of Commons

Jul 13th 2021, 6:00 PM 36,881 Views 0 Comments

Soldier F has been facing charges of murder on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972.

# parliamentary-privilege - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Topshop billionaire Philip Green named as businessman at centre of UK #MeToo gagging order
# Parliamentary Privilege
# Parliamentary Privilege

Topshop billionaire Philip Green named as businessman at centre of UK #MeToo gagging order

Oct 25th 2018, 4:51 PM 36,734 Views 0 Comments

Labour peer Peter Hain named Green in the House of Lords today.

# parliamentary-privilege - Monday 3 April, 2017

Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

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

Apr 3rd 2017, 8:30 PM 457 Views 24 Comments

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

# parliamentary-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 17,834 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.”

# parliamentary-privilege - Monday 1 June, 2015

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

Enda Kenny silence on Dáil privilege controversy 'extremely worrying'

Jun 1st 2015, 6:41 PM 44,632 Views 0 Comments

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

# parliamentary-privilege - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 16,986 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 12th 2014, 9:18 AM 12,784 Views 72 Comments

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?

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

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

Nov 12th 2014, 6:31 AM 8,585 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 147 Views 8 Comments

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

# parliamentary-privilege - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 5th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,834 Views 112 Comments

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

# parliamentary-privilege - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 21st 2014, 5:37 PM 9,788 Views 16 Comments

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

# parliamentary-privilege - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 13th 2013, 1:00 PM 107 Views 47 Comments

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.

# parliamentary-privilege - Thursday 13 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 13th 2012, 3:19 PM 14,028 Views 103 Comments

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

# parliamentary-privilege - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled

Dec 11th 2012, 6:54 PM 26,128 Views 0 Comments

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.

# parliamentary-privilege - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated

Dec 4th 2012, 3:31 PM 16,849 Views 0 Comments

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.