Angela Kerins

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Angela Kerins arrives at the PAC meeting in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A seven judge Supreme Court will hear final submissions on Monday before deciding whether or not the Dáil Public Accounts Committee acted unlawfully “(...)

Angela Kerins: was subjected to prolonged questioning about her salary,  pay and  conditions

The Supreme Court decision in the Angela Kerins case has brought into focus a fault line that has been evident in parliamentary inquiries since the Dá(...)

The committee hearing in 2015 examined costs, salaries and allowances of voluntary organisations that were in receipt of State funding and Angela Kerins was questioned at length about her salary arrangements at Rehab. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Houses of the Oireachtas will be forced to make a major decision in April to either curb the powers of the public accounts committee (PAC) or grea(...)

In a significant judgment on Wednesday, the Supreme Court found that it would not be a breach of the separation of powers to declare the actions of the PAC unlawful in light of the fact that the committee was acting outside its remit and that the Oireachtas Committee on Procedures and Privileges had already come to the same view.

On February 27th 2014, Angela Kerins, then chief executive of Rehab, appeared voluntarily before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Rehab was a priv(...)

Former chief executive of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien was not too far off the mark when he described the Dáil Public Accounts Committee as “a kangaroo court.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former chief executive of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien was not too far off the mark when he described the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (...)

Denis O’Brien’s appeal is over the High Court’s dismissal of his action against the Dáil and State over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairsFile photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

The Supreme Court may give judgment before Christmas on separate appeals by businessman Denis O’Brien and former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins a(...)

The High Court is due to rule  in October on Graham Dwyer’s bid to overturn a law permitting the use of personal mobile phone data during his trial for the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer is one of those awaiting key judgments as the new law term opens this week. The High Court is due to rule later in O(...)

Denis O’Brien pictured at an event in  UCD in April, 2018. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s appeal against the dismissal of his action against the Dáil and State, over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about h(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: “Too many cooks have spoiled the broth.”

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he would not have used the Attorney General’s “colourful language” but agreed the Judicial Appointments(...)

Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said the case taken by Angela Kerins was “important and difficult”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The Constitution gives no immunity to parliamentary committees that unjustly attack the personal rights of a citizen, as was done to former Rehab CEO (...)

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