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

8:35 pm

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

It is an open issue. The committee could determine that for a particular module, all witnesses would be required to swear up, to use a legal term. It underscores the gravity of the matters to be investigated and the testimony being given by somebody. There is levity about the matter but it is important and it is normal in the courts.


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