Sinn Féin’s Donegal TD Pearse Doherty says Denis O’Brien losing a Supreme Court challenge is significant for the powers of parliament:
Denis O’Brien lost a challenge to a previous decision in relation to statements made under Dáil privilege by two TDs.
He claimed their remarks about his private banking arrangements amounted to an “unwarranted interference” with the operation of the courts.
The businessman’s Supreme Court appeal focused on the way the Dáil’s Committee on Procedure and Privileges handled his complaint afterwards.
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty welcomed this mornings verdict: