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# parliamentary privilege

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# Bloody Sunday
SDLP leader names 'Soldier F' under parliamentary privilege in House of Commons
Soldier F has been facing charges of murder on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972.
# parliamentary privilege
Topshop billionaire Philip Green named as businessman at centre of UK #MeToo gagging order
Labour peer Peter Hain named Green in the House of Lords today.
Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege
For our parliament to work, there must be freedom for representatives to speak without fear of legal consequences, writes David Kenny.
# Dáil privilege
Frank Flannery says Denis O'Brien is 'not above or below the law'
“People in the Third Reich thought what’s happening to the Jews would never happen to them, but finally the knock came.”
# Denis O'Brien
Enda Kenny silence on Dáil privilege controversy 'extremely worrying'
Media outlets have been warned not to report Catherine Murphy’s allegations about Denis O’Brien’s dealings with IBRC.
# new claims
Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate
The Public Accounts Committee has been told it cannot investigate a dossier containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think TDs should be allowed to say what they want in Leinster House?
The system of parliamentary privilege means politicians have immunity to defamation suits and so can say what they want in the Dáil, do you think that’s fair?
# parliamentary privilege
Gardaí say TDs are allowed to make 'unfounded, unsubstantiated and malicious allegations'
Should politicians be allowed to say what they want in the Dáil and Seanad?
Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered
Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.
# Seanadigans
There was an almighty row over Phil Hogan and Irish Water in the Seanad today
The upper house was suspended three times this afternoon. Here’s what happened….
# that's that then
Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over
Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.
Column: 'Ming' case demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of parliamentary privilege
The that fact a garda believes TDs are exempt from penalty points, and a TD evidently agreed, shows a basic misunderstanding of the purpose of parliamentary privilege, writes Eoin O’Malley.
# suspended
Sinn Féin to take legal advice after TD is stopped from voting
Padraig Mac Lochlainn, who is serving a three-day suspension, was let vote once – but not a second time.
# Penalty Points
TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled
People Before Profit TD Joan Collins has used parliamentary privilege to reveal the names of an Irish sports star and journalist who allegedly had penalty points struck-off their licence.
# Penalty Points
ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated
A garda and a sergeant have reportedly blown the whistle on the practice of penalty points on drivers’ licences being terminated inappropriately for some high-profile figures.