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Justiciability and proceedings in the Oireachtas: the case of Angela Kerins

Hickey, Tom orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-7618-6786 (2020) Justiciability and proceedings in the Oireachtas: the case of Angela Kerins. Public Law, 2020 . pp. 610-620. ISSN 0033-3565

This article considers Angela Kerins v John McGuinness, a 2019 case decided by the Irish Supreme Court concerning the justiciability of parliamentary proceedings. It is in four parts. The first two are descriptive: one presents the important facts of Kerins; the other, the relevant constitutional text and precedents. Part III assesses how, in light of the text and precedents, the judges approached the question of justiciability in the case. It gives some consideration to the approach taken to the same question in Denis O’Brien v Clerk of Dáil Éireann, a related case decided in the same period, and in tandem, by the same seven judges. The concluding part offers analysis of the coherence and implications of this jurisprudence.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:justiciability; parliamentary utterances; Irish Constitution; separation of powers; Oireachtas; Public Accounts Committee; article 9; Bill of Rights; comparative constitutional law
Subjects:Social Sciences > Law
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.
Official URL:https://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/Produc...
Copyright Information:© 2020 Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:24430
Deposited On:10 Mar 2021 15:54 by Vidatum Academic . Last Modified 01 Oct 2021 03:30

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