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

8:05 pm

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour) | Oireachtas source

The Deputy will be aware that we must make provision to protect the security of the State, international agreements and the conduct of legal proceedings. There are clear separations of power and if somebody is in the midst of legal proceedings, we cannot conduct a parallel investigation. The issue arising is whether the exercise of that power is to be reviewed. I will reflect on that issue between now and Report Stage.


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