Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Select Sub-Committee on Public Expenditure and Reform

Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Committee Stage

6:15 pm

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I am sure the Minister can understand the additional complication that enters into the whole area of bias when it is politicians who are inquiring into a fellow politician, irrespective of whether they are of the same party-political persuasion. I accept there are provisions in the legislation with regard to bias, which strike me as fairly robust. However, there is a particular concern about politicians investigating each other and, whether by accident or design, using this process as a means of political one-upmanship rather than as a robust procedure to investigate a legitimate matter.


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