EVERYONE WILL have noticed the House of Commons Culture and Media Committee’s inquiry into the phone-hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News International, and many will recall the late Jim Mitchell’s Public Accounts Committee inquiry (assisted by the comptroller and auditor general) into the non-payment of Dirt.
Neither of these would be lawful in Ireland today. The reason is the landmark (or landmine) case of Abbeylara, which it is the object of the 30th amendment to modify.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ireland:David Gwynn Morgan argues for Referendum YES Vote-26/10/11
In an article titled Amendment on inquiries vital to better Constitution in today's Irish Times,David Gwynn Morgan emeritus professor of law at University College Cork argues convincingly that objectors to the change proposed fail to realise that it will be interpreted in the context of the rest of the Constitution