Court rules O'Brien can appeal over Dáil remarks

11 October 2017 01:31

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Court rules O'Brien can appeal over Dáil remarks

An appeal to the Supreme Court may only be brought if that court considers a case raises issues of general public importance meriting such an appeal or the court considers an appeal is necessary in the interests of justice. A three-judge Supreme Court has agreed to permit Mr O'Brien an appeal on grounds of the importance of the issues raised. The appeal is against the clerk of the Dáil, the Dáil Committee on Procedures and Privileges and the State.

His proceedings arose from statements made in summer 2015 by Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy and Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty after Mr O'Brien got court injunctions restraining RTÉ publicising information.


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