Prof David Farrell joins Oireachtas expert forum on Dáil Privilege

Head of SPIRe Professor David Farrell has been invited to join an Oireachtas expert forum on Dáil Privilege. The committee will examine issues surrounding the Constitutional right to freedom of debate and will offer advice and recommendations to the Ceann Comhairle which will be brought to the Committee on Procedure of Dáil Éireann. The ceann comhairle invited four highly respected individuals from different professional backgrounds to join the forum: 

• Professor David Farrell, Chair of Politics at University College Dublin and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations;
• Mr. Conleth Bradley, Senior Counsel;
• Mr. Conor Brady, former editor of the Irish Times;
• Ms. Mary Hanafin, Former Government Chief Whip.

Full details are on the Oireachtas website

A video on Parliamentary Privilege featuring Prof Farrell and Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD is available on the Oireachtas twitter feed.