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Supreme Court continues to hear Irish Times challenge

Published 09/12/2008

Lawyers for the Mahon Tribunal say no promise of confidentiality was given to the unknown source by journalist Colm Keena, so it follows he would not be in breach of any obligations by answering questions.

The Supreme Court challenge by the Irish Times editor and its public affairs correspondent against the order compelling them to answer questions about the source of an article on Bertie Ahern continues this afternoon.

Michael Collins, for the tribunal, argues that Geraldine Kennedy and Colm Keena had no communication with the source and, if they have to answer questions from Mahon, then no damage will be done.

The hearing is expected to conclude later today.

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