Government commits to enacting perjury bill by end of year

New legislation establishing perjury as a statutory offence will be enacted by the end of the year, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said.

Published 30 July 2020

Flanagan to seek fast-track of perjury bill

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said he will seek to fast-track legislation to establish perjury as a statutory offence.

Published 10 December 2019

Paul Anthony McDermott SC: Is honesty the best policy?

Barrister Paul Anthony McDermott SC comments on changes to the perjury regime.

Published 28 June 2019

New perjury offence will 'act as a deterrent' to fraudsters

A new statutory perjury offence will "act as a deterrent" to potential fraudsters, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

Published 19 June 2019

Government set to back amended version of perjury bill

Legislation to introduce a statutory offence of perjury could be backed in an amended form by the Government following a Cabinet meeting today.

Published 18 June 2019

BLM warns that Ireland will remain 'fraud tourism capital of Europe' without government action

Ireland will remain the "fraud tourism" capital of Europe because there are no "credible repercussions" for those caught making fraudulent injury claims, defence litigation solicitor Sarah Dick has claimed.

Published 12 February 2019