A row broke out at a meeting of the Oireachtas Communications Committee after the Fianna Fáil TD, Timmy Dooley, asked Helen Dixon whether stronger laws were needed to protect the data of journalists.
He said he did not wish her to comment on matters before the courts, but said the right of journalists to protect their sources plays “a fundamental role in democracy”.
He said for that reason, he wanted to...
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