Why did Kerins win and O'Brien lose?

Why did Kerins win and O'Brien lose?
Issues in two Supreme Court appeals overlapped. Pic. Maura Hickey

Francesca Comyn looks at the Supreme Court's decisions in two cases which raised important questions about the separation of powers, Dáil privilege and the rights of citizens

If the Supreme Court decision in the Angela Kerins case highlights that the Oireachtas is not entirely fortified from judicial intervention, yesterday's ruling against businessman Denis O'Brien shows it is still a good safe house for free speech.

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