Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Act 2013

37.

Confidentiality of other documents.

37.— (1) A person who is given a document (not being a draft report under section 35 ) by the committee relating to the Part 2 inquiry where the committee has indicated that the document is confidential shall not disclose it, or divulge in any way that the document has been given to that person, other than—

( a) with the prior consent in writing of the committee,

( b) to the extent necessary for the purposes of an application to the Court, or in any proceedings of the Part 2 inquiry, or

( c) to his or her legal practitioner.

(2) Privilege against defamation shall not apply to a document published by a person (not being a member of a House) in contravention of subsection (1).