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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:06 am 
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http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0131/848849 ... -judgment/
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The former CEO of the Rehab group, Angela Kerins, has lost her legal challenge to public hearings carried out by the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee.

Three High Court judges ruled that the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech in parliament was there to protect the democratic process itself.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said if it was constrained in the manner contended for by Ms Kerins, the function of parliament would be impaired in a way prohibited by the Constitution.

He said Ms Kerins was inviting the court to analyse utterances made in the Oireachtas and that could not be done.
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The judgment is likely to have implications for all Oireachtas committees, and for the separate case taken by businessman Denis O'Brien over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Kerins loses High Court challenge against PAC
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You jumped the gun

Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO Drumm granted free legal aid
http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0131/848946 ... legal-aid/
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Judge Karen O'Connor granted legal aid to pay for four barristers after hearing Mr Drumm was in a "catch 22 situation" regarding his finances.


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 Post subject: Re: Kerins loses High Court challenge against PAC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:03 pm 
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Delighted to hear that...made my day.
Presume lard arse will now have to stump up milions in legal fees?

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 Post subject: Re: Kerins loses High Court challenge against PAC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:29 pm 
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Rimbaud wrote:
Delighted to hear that...made my day.
Presume lard arse will now have to stump up milions in legal fees?

Don't dare presume that! Fees are up for mention in a few weeks time.
I'm sure her side will argue there ws a national and consitutional interest in the case she took and therefore the State should pay for all sides


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 Post subject: Re: Kerins loses High Court challenge against PAC
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I'm sure John Hussey and Frank Flannery will put in a good word for her. By the way, where is Frank now? The media seems to have lost interest in Panama Frank and his strange financial affairs.

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 Post subject: Re: Kerins loses High Court challenge against PAC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:44 pm 
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FreeFallin wrote:
Rimbaud wrote:
Delighted to hear that...made my day.
Presume lard arse will now have to stump up milions in legal fees?

Don't dare presume that! Fees are up for mention in a few weeks time.
I'm sure her side will argue there ws a national and consitutional interest in the case she took and therefore the State should pay for all sides

For such a spurious case? She might not find it so easy. It's in the national interest to follow her for every cent..

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 Post subject: Re: Kerins loses High Court challenge against PAC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:49 pm 
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werpen wrote:
FreeFallin wrote:
Rimbaud wrote:
Delighted to hear that...made my day.
Presume lard arse will now have to stump up milions in legal fees?

Don't dare presume that! Fees are up for mention in a few weeks time.
I'm sure her side will argue there ws a national and consitutional interest in the case she took and therefore the State should pay for all sides

For such a spurious case? She might not find it so easy. It's in the national interest to follow her for every cent..

This is Ireland


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 Post subject: Re: Kerins loses High Court challenge against PAC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:44 pm 
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FreeFallin wrote:
werpen wrote:
FreeFallin wrote:
Rimbaud wrote:
Delighted to hear that...made my day.
Presume lard arse will now have to stump up milions in legal fees?

Don't dare presume that! Fees are up for mention in a few weeks time.
I'm sure her side will argue there ws a national and consitutional interest in the case she took and therefore the State should pay for all sides

For such a spurious case? She might not find it so easy. It's in the national interest to follow her for every cent..

This is Ireland


Yes indeed, but I think our old friend Peter Kelly is involved in this judgement and he can usually be relied upon to disregard the normal establishment playbook and do the right thing.

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