Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has lost his High Court challenge against an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into alleged duplication of expenses claims.
He lost his challenge requiring his case to be heard by a commission comprising of bilingual members, who were able to conduct and understand the proceedings without the assistance of an interpreter.
The case relates to an investigation concerning travel and subsistence claims made by Mr Ó Domhnaill between 2006 and 2007, when he was a member of Donegal County Council.
Brian Ó Domhnaill loses challenge over expenses investigation (RTÉ News)
Previously: Never Go Full TD
A Fianna Fáil senator has been accused of reaching a new low after he said allowing abortions in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities would be “depriving future Special Olympics athletes of being born”.
Brian Ó Domhnaill said allowing terminations in such circumstances could lead to babies with Down’s syndrome being “left to die on sterilised trays”.
Labour’s Aideen Hayden said it was “incredibly low” to suggest there is any link between disability and fatal abnormalities — especially as the House was preparing for a discussion last night on the Special Olympics.
Senator: Abortions would deprive future Special Olympians of life (Mary Regan, Irish Examiner)
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