Briefing: Barrett’s position under threat after Dáil criticism

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett was abroad at a Holocaust commemoration for the heads of European parliaments in Prague last week while a row raged at home in the Dáil.

1st February, 2015
Sean Barrett: involved in a succession of controversiesPhotocall

In his absence, Barrett managed a rare feat – to unite the entire Dáil against him. The chief whips of all the main parties had agreed the previous week that a Dáil debate would be held on the commission of inquiry into alleged garda misconduct in the Cavan-Monaghan division. But Barrett ruled that it could not be held due to the potential impact on legal proceedings being taken by former justice minister Alan Shatter....

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