The Laois Td believes its important to have perjury enshrined in law.
The Justice Minister says it's important to have perjury enshrined in law.
Laois TD Charlie Flanagan is hoping to have new legislation - which could see those who lie in court jailed for up to ten years - passed through the Dáil by the end of next week.
The bill is up for debate in the Dáil tonight, and Minister Flanagan is hoping for all-party support in an attempt to target insurance fraudsters.
He says perjury is a serious offence and needs a statutory definition: