The BBC reports that former Sinn Féin MLA, Daithí McKay [now a Slugger contributor… – Ed], is being sued for damages by Belfast property developer, Paddy Kearney. According to the report the writ lodged at Belfast High Court alleges Mr McKay “unlawfully conspired” with Loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson to damage Mr Kearney’s reputation.
From the BBC report
The writ claims Mr McKay, with others, conspired to damage Mr Kearney “by the manipulation of the committee in order that Jamie Bryson’s evidence be received in open session.” [added emphasis]
The papers also accuse Mr McKay of misfeasance in public office.
Mr McKay did not comment on the development.
Mr Kearney’s solicitor, Paul Tweed, said in a statement: “We have been instructed to vigorously pursue this litigation and are actively considering further proceedings against other parties.”
Or as Mick noted at the time,
In other places, this would [have been] seen as collusion.
And, in the absence of “a proper inquiry into the misconduct of a serious, parliamentary inquiry”…