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Someone said something somewhere about someone else but no one can be told what the something they said was… May 28, 2015

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Irish Politics.
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…so much for Dáil privilege. RTÉ, the Irish Times, etc aren’t reporting on what Catherine Murphy TD said today in the Dáil due to legal pressure from you know who. The concept of Dáil privilege appears very shaky – does it not?

Addendum, Broadsheet are made of more resilient stuff. As is Murphy herself.

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1. ivorthorne - May 28, 2015

And thank God for that!

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WorldbyStorm - May 28, 2015

I’m not one given to paranoia much, but there’s something about all this, the display of certain aspects of power and the crumbling of opposition to it or indeed of certain time honoured processes like Dáil privilege which I find deeply disturbing.

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Gewerkschaftler - May 29, 2015

Get with the programme – democracy and independence of the legislature from the very, very rich is so, well, 20th century!

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Gewerkschaftler - May 29, 2015

Not to mention the press.

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2. ivorthorne - May 28, 2015

The IT has a new article up. They’re sort of half reporting it.

In truth if right was right, O’Brien wouldn’t be able to show his face in public after the tribunal findings. Ditto Lowry, Hogan and the like.

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3. sonofstan - May 28, 2015

Sepp Blatter and [REDACTED] taken down in one week would be jelly AND icecream

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RosencrantzisDead - May 28, 2015

Hah! Blather could survive a nuclear strike. He has that Silvio Berlusconi quality where corruption allegations have followed him around so much they have formed a shield around him. A sponge that soaks them and mingles them with all the others.

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Gewerkschaftler - May 29, 2015

While we’re on a matter not covered by the most repressive libel laws in Europe, isn’t that a real coup for US PR?

Europeans and South Americans simply haven’t the power vis-a-vis related vested interests or the inclination to move against the stinking cesspool that is FIFA. That will go down well with the football-obsessed across the world.

Bild Zeitung (think daemonic offspring of the Daily Mail and the Sun) had been leaked a piece from their very good friends in the Antlantik Brücke or similar about it was the “NSA wot one it” i.e. provided the evidence. Which says a lot about the relationship of Bild Zeitung the occupying forces in Germany (they never went away, you know), but little else about what actually happened.

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4. RosencrantzisDead - May 28, 2015

Something, something might be recorded on Oireachtas website.

No one should look there. Definitely not.

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WorldbyStorm - May 28, 2015

Hahah, yeah, good point. Still, isn’t a part of the problem being that the media has been walking swiftly backwards away from reporting it themselves…

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Mick Fealty (@mickfealty) - May 29, 2015

I think there’s confusion in the media on the legal standing of anyone quoting partial extracts of the report. It looks to me like 15.12 (and the Surpreme Court) is good enough for the job, but perhaps the confusion arises from the old 1840 Act which confers only partial privilege on extracts (http://goo.gl/nZpaG3).

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WorldbyStorm - May 29, 2015

I think that’s it. Odd that that confusion would exist. I can just about see why RTÉ is cautious. But everyone else?

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ar scáth a chéile - May 29, 2015

Gonna get the Dail report printed on a T Shirt in the morning

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5. roddy - May 28, 2015

Whos this redacted boy that everyone’s talking about?

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que - May 28, 2015

Dinny o’Burke

Donny o’ Brown

Dudley o’Breen

Ah damned can’t recall who they said.

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PaddyM - May 28, 2015

Denis Streisand?
Barbra O’Brien?

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6. Tawdy - May 28, 2015

All bully’s need to be felt with!

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Tawdy - May 28, 2015

Obviously I meant dealt with

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que - May 28, 2015

Are you trolling now?

Bloody hell man get some perspective.

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7. roddy - May 28, 2015

I wish you people would give it a rest.There’s no PERCENTAGE in it!

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8. irishelectionliterature - May 29, 2015

FF getting in on the act…

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Dr.Nightub - May 29, 2015

Fianna Fail still struggling with the difference between “cannot” and “will not”

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9. Jolly Red Giant - May 29, 2015

Nationalise all of the individuals holdings in the country and freeze his bank accounts. Regard it as payback for lack of tax, underpayment of interest to a state owned bank, failure to repay loans promptly and manipulating the media and politics.

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Gewerkschaftler - May 29, 2015

Seconded – what concerns me is that I might be (very distantly) related to the person in question.

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10. Tomboktu - May 29, 2015

The National Union of Journalists has issued a statement:

ttps://www.nuj.org.uk/news/media-failure-to-defend-dil-privilege-may-shatter-public-trust/

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Gewerkschaftler - May 29, 2015

<a href="https://www.nuj.org.uk/news/media-failure-to-defend-dil-privilege-may-shatter-public-trust/"It's here. The NUJ says:

The fact that the national public service broadcaster was constrained from broadcasting material freely available on the website of the Houses of the Oireachtas, and that other print and broadcasting organisations felt similarly constrained, raises fundamental questions about our parliamentary democracy and the right of the media to report freely on parliamentary proceedings. A courageous stand in defence of the right to report parliamentary proceedings would have served the public interest. Faith in the media’s ability to do its job will be shattered if this challenge is not faced head on. This is a defining moment for the media in Ireland.

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11. Constitutional Crisis: Ban on Irish Media Reporting Parliament - May 29, 2015

[…] Someone said something somewhere about someone else but no one can be told what the something they s… […]

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12. Gewerkschaftler - May 29, 2015

What’s the deal with defamation law and quoting the British press?

What Greenslade says here in Guardian. in the last two paragraphs, seems to sum up his (Greenslade’s) view of the matter.

I couldn’t possibly comment. Or could I?

The referendum gloss seems to have lasted a bare week for this Government.

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13. Michael Carley - May 29, 2015

Worth remembering that Irish media didn’t stand up to Section 31, while the UK channels quickly made a mockery of the British equivalent when it was introduced. There’s little point hoping for much from the print and broadcast media in Dublin.

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ivor - May 29, 2015

Doesn’t Dinny have a few mates on the RTE board?

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Michael Carley - May 29, 2015

Well-connected is Dinny:

http://www.digicelgroup.com/en/about/board-of-directors

Nice political spread.

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CL - May 29, 2015

“The Clinton Foundation lists Mr O’Brien as a donor to the sum of between $5 million and $10 million, including contributions made in 2014. The foundation only provides details of donations in ranges.”
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/clinton-book-publisher-corrects-references-to-denis-o-brien-1.2215424

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14. sonofstan - May 29, 2015

I heard an interesting story about a company connected to ‘someone’ this morning. More as I get it.

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ivor - May 29, 2015

And that was the last anybody ever heard of sonofstan.

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Michael Carley - May 29, 2015

Who?

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Gewerkschaftler - May 29, 2015

The Stalinomatic WordPress-Plugin grinds into action and suddenly many past threads exhibit inexplicable gaps.

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