The code of conduct for Dáil members, which does not include office-holders, forbids the use of confidential information for personal gain. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Official Secrets Act 1963 makes it a criminal offence for persons who hold public office to disclose secret official information, with the definit(...)

Colm Keaveney was bankrupt at the time of the alleged offer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former TD’s sworn testimony in support of Denis O’Brien’s legal action against Red Flag Consulting is tainted by an offer of €250,000 made to him by(...)