HOME


History


NewsoftheIrish


Book Reviews
& Book Forum


Search / Archive
Back to 10/96

Papers


Reference


About


Contact



ireland, irish, ulster, ireland, irish, ulster, Sinn Féin, Irish America

Privilege is a two-way street, Peter

(Suzanne Breen, Sunday Life)

Not so long ago, Peter Robinson was incensed at Jamie Bryson's "scurrilous and unfounded" claim that he was one of five people set to be paid a "success fee" linked to the NAMA deal.

The DUP fought tooth and nail to try to prevent Jamie airing his allegations to Stormont's Finance Committee, allegations that the media could then report because they were covered by parliamentary privilege.

Rejecting what Jamie said, Robbo ranted: "It is outrageous that such allegations can be made without providing one iota of evidence."

It's ironic then that he's facing the same charge himself from Peter Curistan. The Belfast businessman has reported the First Minister to the police for claiming, under parliamentary privilege in the House of Commons in 2006, that he was "linked with IRA dirty money".

In his complaint, Curistan alleges there's a case to answer in respect of "misfeasance in public office" and states that, to this day, Robbo hasn't produced any evidence to support his claim. Over to you, Peter.

November 9, 2015
________________

This article appeared in the November 8, 2015 edition of the Sunday Life.

Main page



The Epic History &
Heritage of the Irish
WORLDWIDE,
NON-STOP!

The Wild Geese Today

BACK TO TOP


About
Home
History
NewsoftheIrish
Books
Contact