Update: Brian O’Domhnaill seeking judicial review of SIPO expenses allegations


Brian O'Domhnaill FF
Brian O’Domhnaill FF

Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has been granted leave to apply for a judicial review regarding an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into expenses claims he made while a member of Donegal County Council.
The decision has led to the postponement of a SIPO public sitting which was due to begin on the 10th of June.
It is understood the investigation is focusing on travel and subsistence claims made by Mr Ó Domhnaill during 2006 and 2007.
RTE reports that the leave for judicial review is based on a request from Mr Ó Domhnaill that the investigation be carried out in Irish and that documents relating to the investigation be made available to him in Irish.
He says his constitutional rights would be infringed if this doesn’t occur.
Mr Ó Domhnaill is also refusing to accept documents provided to him by the commission that he says are based on “anonymous allegations”.


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