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

8:45 pm

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Independent) | Oireachtas source

Section 114 becomes very serious because section 116 says that if one has taken an oath and then knowingly or recklessly gives evidence which is false or misleading, one can suffer very serious consequences, including the possibility of a fine of €0.5 million and/or five years in prison. There is nothing quaint about that. In that context, Deputy McDonald's point is even more pertinent.


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