Regan, Eugene

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 187 No. 25

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Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage (Resumed).

I agree this provision is required. In the next paragraph, section 15(2)(g), privilege also attaches where a witness or a legal representative or a juror makes a statement. Consequently it would be ...More Button

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Senator White raised the issue I wish to raise, namely, privilege for local authority meetings. In carrying out their public duties, councillors perform important work in the public interest. Was co...More Button

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee and Remaining Stages (Resumed).

The establishment of a tribunal of inquiry is generally a unique event and arises where the political system in a sense becomes somewhat dysfunctional, such that there is a loss of confidence in the s...More Button

The substitution of “public interest” for “public importance” is——More Button

We are not dealing with No. 8 at the moment. That is fine, thank you.More Button

I ask for clarity on section 18(3)(b). It states: [T]hat defence shall not fail by reason only of the defendant’s failing to prove the truth of those allegations unless - (i) the opinion could reason...More Button

I welcome the change to the wording which is appropriate.More Button

Senator Norris is grammatically correct because the clause has two purposes, “shall have regard” and “shall include”. This seems to be more elegant language.More Button

I am concerned about section 20(5)(b) which, referring an offer to make amends means an offer, “to publish that correction and apology in such manner as is reasonable and practicable in the circumstan...More Button

The amendment proposed raises some very important questions. If one relies on this provision to mitigate the level of damages, time should run from the date of the complaint and I feel this level of ...More Button

I return to the net issue of timeliness. In section 22(1)(b), the term used is “as soon as practicable thereafter, in circumstances where the action was commenced”. Section 22(1)(a) does not mention...More Button

Budget Statement 2008: Statements.

Hear, hear.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button


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