Angela  Kerins’s case will now return to a three-judge High Court where any decision on whether or not she is entitled to damages will be made at a later hearing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee acted unlawfully as a whole in its treatment of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins when she appeared before two hearing(...)

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins at the Four Courts. Oireachtas committee chairpersons have been told that in the light of the Kerins case, their role was of particular importance. Photograph: Collins Courts

Oireachtas committees have received extensive legal advice since the Angela Kerins case warning them to stay firmly within their remit and to treat wi(...)

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins pictured at the Four Courts on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A declaration by the Supreme Court that the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) acted unlawfully towards former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins would have a (...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien claims statements, made after he got injunctions against RTÉ on April 30th 2015 restraining it from publishing details of his banking relationship with State-owned IBRC, amounted to ‘unwarranted interference’ in the judicial domain as they revealed most of the information subject of the injunction and made his court action pointless.

A correct application by the Oireachtas of its own rules concerning what is said in parliament would involve chilling “inappropriate” speech, a lawyer(...)

Denis O’Brien objected that the constitutional provision  gives an enormous power which may be abused. Photograph: Collins Courts

Denis O’Brien’s most recent High Court case concerned Dáil statements made after he had obtained injunctions ordering RTÉ not to publish the very info(...)

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis: In   a  letter from Mr Ellis and Martin Ferris, they allege Alan  Farrell   defamed the two of them by associating them with the murder of Brian Stack.    Photograph: Alan Betson

A decision on a complaint that Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell abused Dáil privilege by suggesting two Sinn Féin TDs might have information about the murde(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s action over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs has concluded at the High Court with judgment reserved.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s action over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs has concluded at the High Court with judgment(...)

Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts last week during his action against  the Clerk of the Dáil and the State over comments made by two TDs in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A citizen has “no legal remedy whatsoever” for anything said about them in the Houses of the Oireachtas, no matter how serious or damaging they believ(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence on December 1st. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien sat in the witness box of Court 29 on Thursday and cast himself as Citizen Denis, champion of the people’s rights. But it was the actua(...)

Denis O’Brien was not suing TDs Catherine Murphy and Pearse Doherty nor looking for damages, but wanted the court to delineate “what can and can’t be done”, said his counsel. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The case taken by the businessman Denis O’Brien against the State and a Dáil Committee could benefit everyone, his counsel has told the court. The c(...)

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