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 Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour) | Oireachtas source

They will apply to somebody who swears up and then tells a pack of lies. It would be a matter for the DPP to determine whether a summary case should be taken, which would imply a fine in the lower court, that is, the District Court or whether the evidence was so egregious and the damage done so horrendous that it would require a jury trial before the Circuit or High Court, implying a term of imprisonment or a very substantial fine.


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