Sinn Féin Call On Govt To Address 'Serious Concerns' Over Siteserv Controversy

Sinn Féin have called for an urgent recall of the Dáil over "serious concerns" surrounding the Siteserv controversy.

Party leader Gerry Adams said that recent court proceedings by businessman Denis O Brien, "threaten the freedom of the press and are a direct attack on the right of Oireachtas representatives to speak freely and in the public interest in the Dáil and Seanad."

"The Oireachtas needs to reassert its authority in this situation. I have written to the Taoiseach asking that the government recall the Dáil next week to discuss this important constitutional issue," Mr Adams said.

"This is imperative given that almost the entire opposition signed up to a motion seeking a full Commission of Investigation into the sale of Siteserv.

"The government should also immediately seek clarification from the Attorney General on the rights of Oireachtas members in respect of Dáil privilege and the media in reporting this."


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