Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Authorisation to instruct Legal Representatives: Motion

I move:

That Dáil Éireann, pursuant to section 4(2)(f)(iv) of the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Acts 2003 to 2018, hereby authorises the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to instruct legal representatives as regards matters arising solely from the performance of parliamentary functions by members of the Houses of the Oireachtas, in relation to legal proceedings where Dáil Éireann is a Notice Party thereto, in the matter of Gemma O’Doherty and John Waters v Minister for Health, Ireland and the Attorney General (the Ceann Comhairle, Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann as Notice Parties) (Record No. 2020/271JR).

Is that agreed?

What is the purpose of the legal advice?

It is to deal with the challenge to the State regarding the legislation that was passed here some weeks ago. It is a challenge by two journalists.

Question put and agreed to.