Denis O Brien: Judge says his complaint against  committee has its origins in Dáil utterances which the courts are not allowed to review.  File photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s case against the Dáil and its Committee on Procedure and Privileges has been resoundingly rejected by the High Court. O’Br(...)

Denis O’Brien (centre) says he will consider an appeal against ruling on comments made in  Dáil by Pearse Doherty (left) and Catherine Murphy (right). Photographs: Alan Betson and Collins Courts

Businessman Denis O’Brien has said he is disappointed by the High Court’s ruling in the case he took against the Dáil over comments made by two TDs ab(...)

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(...)

Denis O’Brien alleged two TDs ‘clearly disregarded’ separation of powers between parliament and the courts when they respectively made statements in the Dáil. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge said she hopes to rule next month on the action by businessman Denis O’Brien over statements made in the Dáil about his banking aff(...)

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(...)

Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence. Photograph: Alan Betson

There would be “appalling consequences” if the courts sought to examine or restrain statements made in the Dáil, the High Court has been told. The Co(...)

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(...)

A Dáil committee failed to “properly police” two TDs when they made statements about Denis O’Brien’s banking affairs, the High Court has heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien will give evidence on Thursday in his High Court action against a Dáil committee. He alleges two TDs “clearly disregarded”(...)

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