SF’s parliamentary privilege use

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Sinn Fein TD Mary Lou McDonald recently took advantage of her parliamentary privilege in Dail Eireann to name a number of individuals whom she accused of holding off-shore bank accounts.

I’m not usually a fan of this sort of stunt as it allows politicians to level unsubstantiated accusations at individuals who are denied the right to defend themselves through defamation proceedings.

However, if Sinn Fein wish to use their parliamentary privilege to improve openness and transparency I assume Mary Lou will be naming those she suspects of involvement in the abuse and interrogation of Mairia Cahill.

Cllr Alexander Redpath

Ulster Unionist