Denis O'Brien loses Dáil statements case

Denis O'Brien loses Dáil statements case
Denis O'Brien's radio group announces changes. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Judge rules that courts' role in such cases 'extremely restricted'

The High Court has ruled that statements made in the Dáil are immune from court interference or judicial condemnation.

The ruling came in a case taken by businessman Denis O’Brien, who argued that statements made in the Dáil by Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy and Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty influenced a case he was taking against RTÉ.

The businessman had been...

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