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Full Context of CPP Ruling is Vital

Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy this evening drew attention to the full text of the CPP’s ruling in its recent investigation into a complaint made about her – a complaint which was ultimately rejected by the Committee.

Deputy Murphy stated:
“The ruling made by the CPP has been selectively quoted by various parties in a way that omits the most vital part of what the CPP said, which is that I did not abuse privilege. I feel it is vital that people read the CPP findings in their entirety.”

The CPP said in their ruling:
“The Constitution confers absolute privilege on members of Dáil Éireann in respect of their utterances in the House, and CPP is of the view that under no circumstances should this be abused.”
Crucially, the CPP went on to say that “Catherine Murphy had not abused privilege.”

In recent days, the Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has clarified even further by explicitly stating that Deputy Murphy did not make any direct allegations in the chamber.
The CPP vindicated Catherine Murphy entirely in its finding that Dáil privilege had not been abused.

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