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 Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Independent) | Oireachtas source

I understand; that is my point. What is to stop somebody under investigation from going to the High Court to seek an injunction? Section 9 inquiries specifically allow for findings that impugn a good name. What is to stop somebody from saying "This is a witch hunt; this is a Star Chamber. I am going straight to the High Court and I am stopping this inquiry."?


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