Angela Kerins

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Angela Kerins: Rehab’s former chief executive will receive two-thirds of her costs in her case against the Dáil Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Collins Courts

The rule of the higher courts is that costs follow the event – which is say that they go to the winner – unless otherwise ordered. When it gave the I(...)

Angela Kerins pictured arriving at the Four Courts last year. Photograph: Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC)must pay two thirds of the costs of former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins failed case over its conduct of hearings co(...)

Denis O’Brien: Ms Justice Ní Raifeartaigh said damage was undoubtedly done to him and the two TDs in the Dáil appeared to have  released information  about him in a “deliberate and considered” way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien has lost his High Court action over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs, after he had got court(...)

Brian Stack who was chief prison officer at Portlaoise Prison when he was shot in 1983.

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell may have made defamatory comments when he linked two Sinn Féin TDs to the murder of prison officer Brian Stack, the parliame(...)

Angela Kerins. The High Court judgment in a case taken by the former Rehab chief executive confirms that parliamentary privilege extends to Oireachtas committees. Photograph: Collins Courts

We should, I suppose, be grateful to the High Court for upholding the constitutional right of Oireachtas committee members to abuse people. It is eas(...)

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sometimes constitutional law has an ironic effect and one that perhaps goes against the intuitions of lawyers. It prevents one arm of government from (...)

The decision of the High Court to uphold the doctrine of the separation of powers in the Angela Kerins case is welcome. It has laid down a clear divid(...)

Angela Kerins: sought damages for the PAC’s conduct during its engagements with her in the course of its Rehab investigation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In some ways, the Public Accounts Committee of the last Dáil was a lethal cocktail. It counted among its members some of the most confrontational TD(...)

 Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins: In their ruling, the judges said it could not be disputed that much of what was said to Kerins by committee members was “damaging to her reputation personally and professionally”. Photograph:   Collins Courts/File

The ruling by the three-judge Divisional Court of the High Court in the case taken against a Dáil committee by Angela Kerins is clear in its conclusio(...)

Angela Kerins Kerins, who resigned in 2014 as chief executive of Rehab, is claiming damages on grounds including alleged personal injury, loss of reputation and loss of career. Photograph: Collins Courts

A three judge High Court will rule next week on claims by Angela Kerins that the Dáil Public Accounts Committee had no jurisdiction for how it conduct(...)

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