Dail utterances are immune from court interference or judicial condemnation. High Court finds against Denis O’Brien on this
— Francesca Comyn (@cescacomyn) March 31, 2017
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More as we get it.
Ms Justice Una Ni Raifeartaigh dismissed the businessman’s action against the Clerk of the Dáil and the State after upholding the respondents core argument – the Constitution prohibits the courts intervening over “utterances” in either House of the Oireachtas.
Article 15.13 of the Constitution states members of the Oireachtas are not amenable to any court or authority other than the Houses themselves for “utterances” in the Houses.
— Anne-Marie McNally (@amomcnally) March 31, 2017