Denis O’Brien arriving at the Four Courts   where he gave evidence on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Politicians are entitled to speak freely in parliament without the “chilling hand of litigation resting on their shoulders”, counsel for a Dáil commit(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien pictured arriving at the Four Courts on Thursday to give evidence. Photograph: Collins Courts

Denis O’Brien portrayed himself as a champion of the rights of the ordinary citizen, a defender of the Constitution and in the interests of Ireland i(...)

‘In hand-me-down wool blazer and red tie, clutching a holy book, my communion photo made me look like Mormon-meets-mini-Tory. I was delighted with myself and the suit has served as camouflage ever since.’

The Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privileges is considering a new dress code for TDs. The current rule is a little vague “ . . . that Members should(...)

 Ian Bailey leaves the High Court recently after losing his case over Garda conduct. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien, journalist Ian Bailey, solicitor Brian O’Donnell and the family of businessman Seán Quinn – a new law term b(...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called on the Oireachtas banking inquiry to be reconvened immediately to deal with the evidence of the former chief executive of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC). Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called for the Oireachtas banking inquiry to be reconvened immediately to deal with the evidence of the for(...)

Angela Kerins: seeking orders including one restraining the PAC from pursuing further examination of Rehab’s finances. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins is entitled to certain documents used by the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) relating to its investiga(...)

An abuse of Dáil privilege

Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald is in the headlines again. It is a position she deliberately sought and is happy to maintain. It distracts (...)