Businessman Denis O’Brien has got permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court over the dismissal of his case against the Dail and State over statements made by two TDs in the Dail about his banking affairs.
Catherine Murphy’s claims that Denis O’Brien enjoyed unusually low interest rates on his IBRC loans came as she put forward draft legislation that would allow the Comptroller and Auditor General to investigate the bank.
RTÉ welcomed the clearance from the High Court yesterday to report Dáil debates concerning billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien, saying it sent out an important message to TDs and the media.
Successive governements have shown themseleves indifferent, if not hostile, to the difficulties faced by the media in fulfulling its role as the fouth estate. So caution was understandable surrounding the reporting of Denis O’Brien’s banking arrangements, writes
Today’s High Court clarification by Justice Donald Binchy that an injunction originally granted to Mr Denis O’Brien did not restrict the free reporting of a speech made in the Dáil is an important victory for democracy, suggests constitutional law lecturer.
WHEN a person stands for election to any forum they can expect a considerable degree of scrutiny. Their objectives are questioned. Their record and abilities are examined in an intrusive and unforgiving way. If they have skeletons in the cupboard, even very small ones, they will be dragged into the full, merciless glare of public judgment and criticism.
A couple who were shattered by a freak tragedy have become the public face of a campaign to keep late-night revellers safe on Irish roads, Michael Noonan says Siteserv inquiry will not look at AIB and Paddy Power causes controversy with new ad campaign.
Irish Water and billionaire Denis O’Brien are locked in an escalating legal row over who should pay for a series of unexpected water metering costs linked to protesters’ interference with the equipment, which could end up costing the taxpayer €5m.