Pearse Doherty says his Dail ban is unfair

Deputy Pearse Doherty has said he believes he was unfairly treated after he was banned from the Dail for two days yesterday.

He was ordered to leave yesterday for failing to quit his questioning into the background of Ireland’s most senior civil servant.

The Donegal South West Deputy wanted to know whether he could ask questions about the newly appointed Secretary General to the Department of Finance, under new Fitness and Probity legislation.

He failed to comply with the Ceann Comhairle orders to resume his seat and was told to leave:

Fine Gael and Labour voted with the Ceann Comhairle to suspend the TD, the vote was carried by 80 to 36.

Deputy Doherty says he has been unfairly treated:

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