Thursday July 2, 2020

Pressure on Ceann Comhairle as precedent contradicts Dáil ruling

There is a precedent for the Dáil debating issues which are before courts or tribunals, The Sunday Business Post has established.

1st February, 2015

The precedent casts doubt on the decision of the Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett last week to stop debate on the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into Garda malpractice and the handling of garda whistleblower claims by the former justice minister Alan Shatter.

The Ceann Comhairle’s decision to halt a debate in the Dáil, which followed representations by Shatter’s lawyer to his office, has been condemned by opposition parties and TDs, who staged a walkout...

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